Many people with asthma find that their symptoms worsen at night. If you fall into this category, it's essential to get your asthma under control — as a lack of sleep can drastically affect your quality of life.
This week we're looking at simple measures you can take at home, to improve your sleep quality and help improve your night-time asthma symptoms.
Why do Asthma Symptoms Worsen at Night?
When you sleep, you produce less of the hormones that create a natural steroid effect in your body. In people with asthma, this can cause an increase of inflammation in the airways and excess mucus secretion.
Top Tips for Improving Your Sleep
USE ANTI-ALLERGEN BEDDING
If dust mites trigger your asthma, your mattress and bedding could be the culprit of your disturbed sleep. Ensure that your sleep space is dust mite free by using anti-allergen bedding, and vacuuming often.
KEEP YOUR BEDROOM PET-FREE
Many people with asthma find that pet dander exasperates their symptoms. To help ease your asthma symptoms, keep your fur baby off the bed and out of your bedroom.
KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED
Allergens such as pollen and pollution can enter your home through open windows and doors. Be sure to keep your bedroom air clean by keeping your windows closed and using a fan to keep it cool.
CHECK FOR MOLD
Mold is an extreme health hazard and is particularly problematic for people who have asthma. Check your home for leaks and damp patches — especially your sleep space.
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