Allergy triggers may surround you while you’re sleeping
For allergy and asthma sufferers, the cause of respiratory pain may lay in their own bedrooms. As MSN Health reports, mold and dust are just a few triggers that potentially surround people while they are sleeping, and keeping a clean room could make a world of difference.
Dr. David Fost, an allergist and immunologist in Verona, New Jersey, told the news source that even people who think they are tidy might still be overlooking key aspects of allergy protection.
The first step is shielding mattresses from invisible predators. Fost said that over the course of 10 years mattresses double in weight because of dust mite build-up. Unprotected, dust mites fill mattresses with their droppings which are a common trigger for many allergy and asthma sufferers.
Fost recommends hypoallergenic bedding to encase mattresses and pillows. These precautions are pretty much the only way to prevent the presence of dust mites in beds according to the news source. Keeping sheets clean with weekly washing in hot water along with keeping humidity levels low in the bedroom are both musts.
Dust-mites don't just lurk in people's beds at night. Carpeting and upholstery are also havens for these creatures, and are prone to feces build up as well. For this, Fost recommends using a hypoallergenic vacuum..
There are other issues to keep an eye out for in the bedroom MSN Health reports. Older houses may have hidden leaks that produce water damage, and potentially mold. Air filters and air conditioners, which also lower moisture levels, are recommended to prevent mold from recurring after being cleaned up.
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