by Chris Chamberlin, co-founder of The Clean Bedroom
You spend one-third of your life in bed, and creating an allergy-free bedroom translates into sleep-filled nights and sniffle-free days! The Clean Bedroom advises spring sleep cleaning for allergy relief.
Here are our top 5 spring cleaning sleep solutions for those who suffer from seasonal allergies:
1. Air purifier.
Get a unit that uses HEPA filtration, which eliminates 99.97% of all particles thee microns in size or larger, making a difference you'll notice immediately and appreciate over time. For truly miraculous results, invest in a hospital grade unit, like IQAir or Austin Air.
Choose pillows made with untreated cotton, organic cotton (better), buckwheat hulls (great neck support), wool (moisture wicking), or natural rubber (97% natural latex) and replace every two years for continued correct support.
Select sheets, blankets and duvet covers made with untreated or organic cotton or wool. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is important to wash bedding often in hot water, at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit, to kill dust mites.
The EPA and the American Lung Association recommend regularly opening windows to recycle the air. For those with seasonal allergies, a window guard stops pollen, dust and dirt particles from entering your room. My favorite tip of all is to NOT make your bed every once in a while! An unmade bed allows your bedding to air out and breathe.
~ Chris Chamberlin
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