Air quality is an important aspect of overall health. While pharmaceuticals work diligently to help minimize allergic reactions, understanding and diminishing triggers in your own environment is key. Drug-free tools can repair and restore allergy sufferers to their unstuffy bliss, so take a look at these four simple ways to diminish the effects of allergies.
Change the Air Filter
Do you ever notice that right before your air filter needs servicing, you start feeling sluggish and maybe a little sick? Your eyes might be puffier than usual, or you are constantly fatigued and not sure why. Do you feel better after you have been out of the house for a while? If you have been nodding along, chances are that you should change your air filter more often. One way to check is to pull out the filter: If it is gray, consider changing it. If it has dust particles building on it, definitely change it.
Filter changing times vary depending on factors such as where you live, your home’s HVAC system, how many pets you own, and the amount of dust. Maintaining a quality flow of air throughout your home can be difficult. However, making sure to install a new air filter on a regular basis helps maintain your HVAC, so every room of your home is serviced with clean air. Make a reminder on your calendar to change the filter, or add it to the chore wheel.
Use Essential Oils
Peppermint, lavender, and lemon essential oils combine to form a heroic allergy-fighting team. The Essential Oil League has many choices that can help restore allergy sufferers. Whether diffusing, applying topically, or ingesting, make sure to use natural essential oils, as some brands contain synthetics which will not help your quest for natural allergy relief. For a great DIY, create roller bottles to carry helpful blends with you. Remember to use an oil-like fractionated coconut oil rather than water before installing the cap. And don’t forget to make a blend using the heroic trio!
Keep Pets Tidy
Another great way to alleviate allergies year-round is to keep your pets groomed. Bathing your pet weekly can help to reduce allergies. Allergy shampoos for pets can soothe symptoms. While it is often recommended that allergy sufferers keep bedrooms pet-free, make sure to install an allergy cover over your mattress as well as a cover over your bedding. Tapestries are inexpensive and work great!
Improve Your Sleep
A cover to avoid allergens lurking on your pet is only useful if you remove the allergens you have accumulated throughout the day. Shower before bed and throw on clean PJs to ensure you do not wake up feeling like you slept in a field of flowers with symptoms that include a runny or stuffy nose, a sore throat, and itchy eyes. To get the most out of this bedtime routine, change your pillowcases on a regular basis, too.
Don’t let coughing, sneezing, and wheezing debilitate you anymore. Try these natural remedies and explore others to discover what serves you best. Just remember to change your air filter, so you can have an exceptional night’s rest.
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