Undoubtedly, allergies can make your life more difficult. There are so many different types of allergies, as well as reactions to them, that sometimes you might not even be aware of what’s causing you problems. This can especially be true for those who experience troubles with breathing during their sleep, or suffer from runny nose, watery eyes and even skin redness – not only when they’re outdoors, but at home as well. If this is the case with you, your best bet is to allergy-proof your home.
Changes in the bedroom
If you’re experiencing some sort of allergic reactions only during your sleep, dust and dry air are probably the main causes of such reactions. In that regard, you might want to get yourself a new hypoallergenic mattress and pillow, or at least change your covers and pillow cases for those made of non-allergenic material. Moreover, keeping a humidifier in your bedroom can solve the troubles that dry air may be causing you.
Clean up regularly
In order to keep your home allergy-friendly, you simply have to keep it clean. Make a schedule of your daily and weekly tasks so that you will actually get around to every chore more effectively. Apart from dusting and using cleaning solutions on furniture, you shouldn’t forget that fabrics also need to be cleaned. Therefore, remember to steam-vacuum your chairs, sofas, carpets, decorative pillows and curtains at least once a week. Moreover, get rid of the unnecessary clutter. The more stuff you have lying around, the more dust will accumulate, making it difficult to fight allergies and thoroughly clean your home.
Proper air ventilation
You can’t always leave your windows open to get some fresh air flow into the home. Therefore, you need to make sure that air ventilation systems in your home are in good working order and clean them regularly. Moreover, an air-conditioner can sometimes do more damage than good, so consider installing allergy-friendly HEPA filters that would protect you from any unwanted particles in the air.
Regulate the heat
Poor insulation can cause gasses and smoke to accumulate in the home, especially so if you use your kitchen on a daily basis. If insulation is too big of a step for you at the moment, you might want to consider range hood installation as a great way to minimize the smoke and heat spreading throughout the house when you use the stove. Range hoods are perfect additions to any household because they successfully vent heat and smoke and leave your home fresh and allergy-friendly.
Go green with cleaning agents
Some allergic reactions can be triggered by excessive exposure to heavy-duty chemicals and toxins that are unfortunately found in many regular and readily available home cleaning solutions. Dizziness, headache, vomiting and even skin irritations can occur after prolonged use of these agents. If you want to protect yourself and your family from these harmful fumes, switching to all-natural cleaning solutions is a great way to allergy-proof your home and make it safer.
Lead a healthier and allergy-conscious lifestyle
When healthy lifestyle is mentioned, most people think of a balanced diet. While you definitely shouldn’t keep any foods and drinks that might cause you an allergic reaction at home, healthy lifestyle also means that you should keep some bad habits – such as smoking – away from the interior of your home. Also, check what kinds of plants you have in your home décor because their pollen might be causing you or someone from your household to experience an allergic reaction. Moreover, if you keep pets indoors, you will need to take extra steps to keep your home clean and tidy as some people are allergic to pet hair, not to mention that they can bring the dirt from the outside that may compromise your home.
Allergy-proofing your home is something that should be done as soon as possible. Most people can develop allergic reactions if they are exposed to allergens all the time, even if they’ve never had similar troubles before. [ctt template=”4″ link=”2VorQ” via=”yes” ]A healthy, happy and allergy-free life is always worth the investment and effort. @TheHolisticates[/ctt]
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