If your allergies act up when you are home, your bedroom is probably one of the problem areas. It is key to make the room less cozy to mold, dust mites and other allergens which make you sneeze and sniffle. Here are a few tips by Springwel, a leading mattress company in India. Read now!
1. Maintain Proper Humidity Level
It is important to maintain the right humidity levels. If the bedroom’s air is too dry, it can irritate and aggravate the signs of allergy. On the other hand, air which is too moist can result in unwanted growth of mildew. The ideal range is 30 to 50%. Use a humidifier or a dehumidifier and create a sweet spot. Make sure that the windows are closed during the pollen season.
2. Use an Air Purifier
An air purifier is designed to clear the irritating particles which may contribute to the signs you experience. They are important appliances to have in the bedroom to reduce allergies and a number of other conditions. It will not only help in preventing the allergy signs, but also improving the overall quality of the indoor air making not only your bedroom but your entire house a healthier place to be in.
3. Declutter your Bedroom
Keep things simple in order to breathe better. Move books, magazines and other decorative items to another room so that you have to dust less often. Do not store things under the bed. Keeping your bedroom clutter free is vital in minimizing the presence of allergens in the bedroom.
4. Change your Bedding
Dust mites are rampant indoor allergens found in pillows, mattresses, and upholstered furniture. Encase your pillows and mattress with allergen proof covers. This will help minimize the allergens one may encounter while you sleep. Washing the sheets and pillowcases in hot water can keep the dust mites at bay.
5. Replace Furnace Filters
Turning on the heat? Allergens such as dust and pet dander can float in the air ducts. Springwel recommends using a high-efficiency furnace filter to reduce the amount of harmful indoor allergens which circulate through the home. It is however recommended to change the air filter every 90 days.
Making your bedroom an allergy free zone is important so that you can breathe easier and get a good night sleep at all times. With the tips above, take the steps needed to keep the allergens away from the bedroom.