Springtime is finally here. As much as we all love the sunny warmer days it also comes with the dreaded hay fever and seasonal allergies for many people.
We know how frustrating it can be to toss and turn all night, unable to breathe through your nose or stop sneezing. In this blog, we'll share science-backed tips to help you reduce hay fever symptoms and improve sleep quality during pollen season. From using air purifiers to snacking on healthy foods, we'll explore the latest research on how to sleep better than ever during hay fever season.
Use an Air Purifier with a HEPA Filter
Did you know that using an air purifier with a HEPA filter can significantly improve your sleep quality during hay fever season? According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, using an air purifier with a HEPA filter reduced hay fever symptoms and improved sleep quality. That's why we recommend the ROGER Little Air Purifier by Stadler Form, available on our website here. Its three-stage filtration system removes allergens and other pollutants from the air, helping you breathe easier and sleep better.
Use Nasal Saline Irrigation
If you're struggling with nasal congestion and breathing difficulties during hay fever season, nasal saline irrigation could be a game-changer. A study published in Sleep Medicine found that nasal saline irrigation can improve sleep quality by reducing nasal congestion and improving breathing. Try using a neti pot or similar device to rinse your nasal passages with a saline solution to flush out pollen and other allergens. You can purchase it at your local pharmacy.
Snack on Kiwi, Nuts, and Seeds
Eating a healthy diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods like kiwifruit, nuts, and seeds can help reduce hay fever symptoms and improve sleep quality. A study published in Food Science & Nutrition found that kiwifruit, high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, can reduce hay fever symptoms and improve sleep quality. Other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and seeds, can help improve respiratory health and reduce inflammation, leading to a better night's sleep during hay fever season.
Keep Pets Out of the Bedroom
As much as we love our furry friends, they can carry pollen and other allergens into our bedrooms, making hay fever symptoms worse. To reduce exposure to allergens, keep your pets out of the bedroom during pollen season. It might be tough to resist those puppy dog eyes, but your nose (and sleep quality) will thank you!
Don't let hay fever and seasonal allergies ruin your sleep quality this spring. By incorporating these science-backed tips into your daily routine, you can breathe easier, reduce hay fever symptoms, and sleep better than ever. Check out the ROGER Little Air Purifier by Stadler Form on our website and start sleeping better tonight!