Allergens in the Bedroom
Allergies causing snoring and sleep apnea commonly interfere with a good night’s sleep. Allergens in the bedroom from pet dander, goose down pillows, dust mites, mold and mildew are the most likely culprits.
If you suffer from allergies you can reduce the total load of exposure by purchasing hypoallergenic pillows, bedding, and mattress covers. Pillows and comforters can also be placed in the dryer for at least 45 minutes once weekly to reduce the growth of dust mites and mold. An air purifier in the bedroom is a worthwhile investment for those suffering with allergies. Since we spend a third of our day in bed creating a clean, healthy, and restful bedroom is of fundamental importance!
Author: Dr. Nicole Sundene, Naturopathic Physician