With the onset of spring, we are likely to open windows and doors and let in fresh air on breezy days in hopes of eliminating what we perceive as “stale” air in our houses.
What else do we invite to “come out”?
We all probably agree that the biggest culprit that triggers spring allergies is pollen. Grasses, trees and weeds and not just the plants in your neighborhood.
Pollen can travel for miles. This is why the pollen count tends to be particularly high on windy days. Even if you don’t open the windows, it still manages to get into our homes on our clothes, in our hair, and on our pets.
The combination of pollen with humidity, those “dust bunnies”, dust mites and other contaminants in your indoor air reduces the air quality in your home and may have created the perfect cocktail for sneezing, nose runny and waking up with a stuffy nose.
Poor indoor air quality really affects your sleep. Making sure your room is properly ventilated with the right humidity can help you sleep better. Too much humidity and you create the perfect environment for dust mites to thrive and reproduce while you sleep.
Maybe making your bed first thing in the morning might not be such a good idea. Throwing away the blanket and sheets and leaving your bed unmade can remove dampness from the sheets and reduce the presence of dust mites. If nothing else, it’s a great excuse to skip it.
If you’re experiencing the “Ah-Choo” in your home, let us give you a free home tour and share some simple ways to live a healthier lifestyle by purifying the air throughout your home.
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