Health Tip: Rid Your Bedroom of Allergens
(HealthDay News) -- Sneezing and sniffling triggered by allergies can prevent a good night's sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to rid your bedroom of allergens:
If you're allergic to pets, keep them out of the bedroom. Bathe pets weekly.
Cover your mattress and pillows in dust mite covers, and wash sheets regularly in hot water. Opt for blankets made of synthetic materials, not wool.
Limit mold by keeping windows open in the bathroom. Fix leaks and clean up water promptly. If you do have a moldy area, hire a professional to clean it.
Skip candles, scented laundry detergent, air fresheners and other heavy fragrances in your bedroom.
Clean furnace, air conditioner and vacuum filters regularly.