Hay fever season is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest. We spoke to Sleep Expert Martin Seeley and he share in this article his tips.
by Martin Seeley, Sleep Expert and CEO of MattressNextDay
Do pollen particles in your bedroom disrupt your sleep?
Yes, pollen particles in your bedroom can disrupt your sleep, particularly if you suffer from hay fever or other allergies. When you inhale pollen particles, your immune system can overreact and trigger an allergic response, which can cause symptoms such as sneezing, a runny or blocked nose, and itchy eyes. These symptoms can be particularly disruptive at night and can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. In addition, pollen particles in the air can cause irritation in your airways, which can lead to coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can also interfere with sleep and make it difficult to get a good night’s rest.
If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, it’s important to take steps to reduce your exposure to pollen particles in your bedroom. This can include keeping windows closed, using an air purifier with a HEPA filter, washing bedding frequently in hot water, and dusting and vacuuming regularly. By reducing your exposure to pollen particles, you can improve your sleep and reduce the severity of your hay fever symptoms.
Why is it important to clean your room during hay fever season?
Cleaning your room during hay fever season is important because it can help reduce the amount of pollen, dust, and other allergens that can trigger allergic reactions. When you clean your room, you remove these allergens from surfaces, carpets, and other areas where they can accumulate. By doing so, you reduce your exposure to these allergens, which can help alleviate your hay fever symptoms. Dust can accumulate quickly, so it’s important to clean regularly during hay fever season.
Dusting surfaces, vacuuming carpets and rugs, and washing bedding in hot water can help remove pollen and other allergens from your room. Additionally, using an air purifier with a HEPA filter can help remove allergens from the air, further reducing your exposure.It’s also important to avoid using scented cleaning products or air fresheners as these can irritate the airways and exacerbate hay fever symptoms. Instead, opt for fragrance-free products when cleaning your room.
How can I prepare my bedroom for Hay fever season?
Keep windows closed: During hay fever season, keep your windows closed to prevent pollen from entering your bedroom.
Use an air purifier: An air purifier can help remove pollen, dust and other allergens from the air. Make sure to choose a purifier with a HEPA filter that can trap small particles.
Wash bedding frequently: Washing your bedding frequently in hot water can help remove pollen and other allergens. Use a fragrance-free laundry detergent to avoid irritation.
Dust regularly: Dust and vacuum your bedroom regularly to remove pollen and other allergens. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap small particles.
Remove carpets and rugs: Carpets and rugs can trap pollen and other allergens. Consider removing them from your bedroom or using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to clean them regularly.
Keep pets out: Pets can bring in pollen and other allergens from outside. Keep them out of your bedroom or bathe them frequently to reduce allergens.
Use allergy-proof bedding: Allergy-proof bedding, such as mattress and pillow covers, can help reduce exposure to allergens. Make sure to choose covers that are labeled “allergy-proof.”