Are You Struggling With Morning Allergies?
We’re in the middle of allergy season. And for that reason, you may find yourself dealing with itchy eyes, a runny nose, and a dry cough for the better part of your day.
However, you may come to find that your allergies are worse in the morning. If you’re tired of starting your day off like this, here are some things you can change:
• Close your windows: Look for another way to keep your home cool, as you don’t want allergens to enter your home while you’re sleeping. With pollen counts typically reaching their peak in the early morning hours, you’re putting yourself at risk.
• Take a shower before bed: This is a great way to remove all allergens from your body, especially your hair. Also, once you get out of the shower, put on clean and fresh clothes.
• Use a dehumidifier: A portable unit in your bedroom can go a long way in removing humidity from the air. When you adjust it to below 50 percent, you reduce the risk of waking up with allergy symptoms.
Experiment with all three of these ideas to see if any of them work for you. You may soon find that you’re no longer struggling nearly as bad with morning allergies. And that’ll help you start your day on the right foot.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.