May 25, 2018
by editorial team
Busy parents like us don’t have much time to spare, let alone sleep to spare. When you crawl into bed you want to sink into the mattress and zonk out. Not start sneezing and coughing from allergies.
Especially the types of allergies in the bedroom only.
Some of the allergy symptoms to watch for, courtesy of Mayo Clinic, include:
Pay special attention to kids that rub their nose often and do it in an upward manner. It’s a sign that allergies may be present. (1)
Allergens can make adults and children feel sick and can lead to sinus infections and asthma. If allergens continue to be present and are not removed or taken care of, chronic sinusitis can develop. This is where the nose tissue is inflamed regularly and causes repeated sinus infections.
Asthma can be triggered by allergies and result in having difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and trouble sleeping. (2)
As busy parents, we want to crawl into bed and get a good night’s sleep instead of staying awake sneezing from allergies. Dust, dust mites, window treatments, and pets can all be sources of allergens in the bedroom. Keep the bedroom clean from dust and free of clutter. Clean all items in the bedroom weekly. This may help avoid allergies, chronic sinusitis and asthma caused by allergens found in the bedroom only that may not be as bothersome in other parts of the home.
(1)(2) Mayo Clinic
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