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Tips to prevent allergies from taking us away from sleep

Tips to prevent allergies from taking us away from sleep

Tips and solutions to prevent allergy symptoms from affecting our sleep and preventing us from sleeping

Some allergies for some reason or another, appear to be nocturnal, because many people suffer from rhinitis, sneezing, respiratory distress, cough…. at night.
This, in turn, affects sleep and sometimes even causes insomnia, as after several nights of allergies, sleep is disturbed.

7 tips to prevent the allergy from letting us sleep.

Do not allow pets in the room

Vacuum rugs and furniture regularly. Newer vacuum cleaners have much improved design and filters

If the allergy sufferer is a child, try empty your room of all kinds of stuffed animals. Stuffed animals are like a magnet for dust and mites

Dispense with of carpets, heavy curtains and others fabrics that trap dust

Get hypoallergenic pillows and bedding. Pillow and mattress covers can help

If we use to facilitate breathing a humidifier, we must change the water frequently so that allergens do not reproduce

If a food allergy is suspectedTry to eliminate certain foods or types of foods and see if that alleviates the symptoms.

Treatments for nighttime allergy that the doctor could prescribe

Saline nasal cleansers

It is a more "natural" way to relieve congestion, but the effects may be of limited duration

Nasal decongestant spray

When used as directed, for a limited time, these sprays work quite well and can really ease congestion. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully, use the minimum amount necessary to relieve congestion, and not use them too often. Long-term use of these sprays (more than a few days) can cause rebound congestion called drug rhinitis.

Liquid or pill nasal decongestants

They also work well and can provide long-lasting relief. But, like any other medicine, they can have some side effects. In this case, they could keep us awake all night, especially those that contain pseudoephedrine, so it is better to use them during the day

Antihistamines

They will solve the problem of runny nose and mucus, but many of them will make us feel a little "groggy."

Steroids or other similar-acting inhalers

These do not treat symptoms like decongestants and antihistamines do, but instead decrease the immune response that causes the allergic reaction. They don't work instantly, like other types of remedies, but they do offer effective prevention when used on a regular basis.

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Video: How to Sleep Better by Reducing Allergens in the Bedroom: Allergy-Proofing Your Home (September 2020).