Last winter’s heavy rains and higher-than-normal temperatures have ushered in higher-than-normal amounts of airborne pollen and mold spores. Experts predict this allergy season will really pack a punch! We offer five tips to help deal with this “over-the-top” allergy season:
- Track the pollen count, and take proactive measures. If the pollen count is high, don’t spend too much time outdoors. That may mean trading in your evening walk around the neighborhood for half an hour on the treadmill, but your lungs and sinuses will probably thank you for it.
- Do your spring-cleaning! If you suffer from any type of allergy, it’s important to wash all bedding at least once a week. Also, try not to bring pollen into the bedroom with you. Wash your hair before bed to get rid of the excess pollen that gathers there throughout the day.
- Give your dog a bath. Many allergy experts suspect that people who think they are allergic to their cats and dogs (in addition to airborne pollens) are probably only allergic to the pollen hiding in their pets’ fur. Give Rascal (or Fifi) a bath. It may improve your allergy symptoms.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Allergy symptoms often affect your quality of sleep, and exhaustion can exacerbate allergy symptoms, creating a vicious cycle. If you have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep, consider trying
TriVita’s Peaceful Sleep™, a safe and effective homeopathic medicinal specifically formulated to help you get a good night’s sleep without feeling groggy the next day.