How To Allergy Proof Your Bedroom

Nothing ruins a peaceful night’s sleep faster than the runny nose and teary eyes of allergies in the bedroom. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! 

After all, your bedroom is supposed to be your cozy sanctuary – there’s no place for anything that disrupts your beauty sleep. So, if those nose-tingling, eye-irritating dust and pollen particles are keeping you up at night, we’ve got some tips to reduce allergens in the home. 

From the difference freshly washed bedding can make to allergy-friendly alternatives for fans and air con, we’ve got all you need to know to ward off allergies in the bedroom, below!

Why are my allergies so bad at night? 

Before we explore how to reduce allergens in your home, you might be wondering why you get allergies at night in the first place. 

Many of us associate allergies with the blooming flowers of a warm spring day. But if you’ve noticed you get allergies at night that actually feel worse than daytime symptoms, you aren’t alone!

Often, allergies get worse at night and in the evening, and this is because the pollen count actually increases the later into the evening it gets. Especially in the hours just before sunrise, as more time passes since the pollen’s release, it starts to settle closer to the ground. 

And if it’s rained or been a particularly windy day, you may notice allergies in the bedroom get worse too. As the drops of rain fall from the sky, they land on the pollen, breaking it up into smaller pieces that are blown into the air more easily. And with the addition of wind blowing pollen and dust around, it’s a recipe for disaster!

But how do we combat the weather to remove those allergens from your home? Well, we’re here to help put an end to the allergy-induced sleepless nights! Keep reading for our top tips to help reduce allergens in the home.

How can I reduce my allergies at night?

1. Vacuum your mattress

First off, to remove allergens from your home, you’ll need to break out the vacuum. 

Pollen finds its way into our home in all manner of ways. If, like many of us, the first thing you do when you get home from work is flop onto your comfy bedspread for a quick breather, then it’s likely pollen has stuck to your bed sheets from your clothes. 

But simply getting changed won’t stop that, pollen sticks to skin and hair just as much as clothing materials. So, the easiest way to remove allergens from your home is to give your mattress a quick vacuum. Add this to your weekly cleaning rota to help keep your nights allergy free!

2. Keep windows closed

Of course, pollen isn’t the only cause of allergies in the bedroom, dust can trigger these symptoms as well. And as pollen and dust particles are so tiny, they have a nasty habit of creeping in through gaps. Generally, if even a slight breeze can be felt under doors or between window frames, you can bet that pollen and dust is sneaking in as well!

However, one way to help reduce allergens in your home from entering in the first place, is to keep your windows closed. This might be easy in cooler conditions, but when the temperature rises, you might want to crack those windows open for a bit of fresh air. 

While you can use a fan instead, these may worsen allergies in the bedroom as they blow the pollen and dust around the room. So, to beat this, use an AC unit for an allergy-friendly alternative, as they actually help remove allergens in the home through their filtering system!

3. Regularly change your duvet

Is there anything as refreshing as that first sleep on fresh pillowcases and a crisp duvet cover? Well, if you suffer from allergies in the bedroom, regularly changing or washing your duvet is a great way to keep symptoms at bay. 

As we mentioned before, pollen finds its way into your home in all sorts of ways – open windows, clothes, shoes, and even in your hair! So, a simple way to keep it from ruining your bedspread is to wash your bedding and keep on top of changing your sheets

While we typically recommend you wash your bedding every 2 weeks, if you’re looking to reduce allergens in the home, it’s useful to up that to once a week. But if this doesn’t suit your schedule, try having multiple bed sets, so you can pop one in the washing basket, and have a fresh one ready to go.

4. Get hypoallergenic bedding

Since we’re on the topic of fresh bedding, the bedding you choose can actually have a huge impact on your allergies. So, if you are worried about allergies in the bedroom, then your best bet is hypoallergenic bedding. 

But if you can’t find specific hypoallergenic bedding, cotton is a great material for keeping allergies in the bedroom at bay. Naturally hypoallergenic and non-irritating, cotton is the best natural material for those who suffer with allergies in the bedroom at night. In fact, that’s one of the reasons all of our bedding here at DUSK is made from 100% cotton!

5. Try an air purifier

With clean bedding sorted, our last tip for avoiding allergies in the bedroom at night is to keep the air clean. We are, of course, talking about a lovely little air purifier. 

As hard as you try, completely removing allergens from the home is tricky. Bits of pollen, dander from any pets, and dust are all so small, they can linger in the air without us even noticing. And this is where an air purifier comes in. 

With an internal filter designed to pull in nuisance, allergy-inducing particles, an air purifier helps remove allergens from your home. What’s more, an air purifier will then circulate fresh, purified air back into your room, so you can sleep allergy free in your bed! 

Now you know how to fight off those pesky allergies in the bedroom, you might be on the lookout for some new cozy duvet covers and soft cotton pillowcases to keep your bedding fresh! For more care and style tips head over to our blog!