You should never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. For those of us with allergy sensitivities, shopping for sheets so we can get our rest can be a nightmare.
The guess work of which products are effective at reducing or preventing allergens from building up is daunting for some.
Hypoallergenic sheets are increasingly popular in today’s market. These sheets are made from high quality cotton, silk, bamboo and natural fiber, tencel, and polyester.
These sheets are made to reduce or repel common allergens that settle in your bed: dust mites, mold, and dander. The packaging will clearly state what material the sheets are made of and whether they are considered hypoallergenic.
Updated: November 29, 2018
Laundry detergent is often an overlooked irritation for people with asthma and allergies. Many of the leading brands of laundry detergents have irritating fragrances and chemicals that can make allergies and asthma worse.
For many asthmatics the best laundry detergent to get is unscented and all natural laundry detergent; although, some people with minor asthma or allergies can tolerate some scents. It is important to look for a detergent with plant based ingredients instead of petroleum based ingredients.
Allergies including asthma occur when triggers are breathed through the air, causing irritation, inflammation, and narrowing of the upper airway passages. Common triggers would include pollen, dust mites, molds, and pet dander. Common symptoms would include sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and nasal congestion. Furthermore, these can further cause poor sleep, sleepiness during daytime, and of course fatigue.
Allergies may occur all throughout the year, though attacks are said to be more common during springtime. When it happens seasonally, it is commonly caused by airborne particles from grass, outdoor molds, trees, and ragweed.
Having allergies can be frustrating and inconvenient at times, but more importantly, allergic reactions can result in serious difficulties with breathing. The last place you want to experience allergies is in your home, especially if you suffer from asthma.
The symptoms of more than one-third of all asthma sufferers are triggered by fragrance. To help keep your home smelling fresh and avoid the chemical scents associated with asthma triggers, you should consider using natural air fresheners.
Milk products have long been associated with asthma due to increased mucus secretion, and it is not surprising to know that people, and sometimes, even doctors, believe that it is needed to avoid dairy products if you have asthma. However, emerging data from current studies and other literature are showing different results. Some say that regular-fat milk products may even have a protective role against this condition. The components in milk that are said to be beneficial include vitamin D and fat.
Knowing the importance of milk in support for growth and development and as part of a balanced and healthy diet, is it really recommended to restrict milk among asthmatic patients?