Being inflicted with the dreaded itchy eyes, runny nose and general run down feeling often associated with the hay fever season is bad enough during the day, but at night it can feel like a real battle.
Being inflicted with the dreaded itchy eyes, runny nose and general run down feeling often associated with the hay fever season is bad enough during the day, but at night it can feel like a real battle to get enough quality sleep. It is a well-known fact that individuals who try their best to get a good night’s sleep during the hay fever season tend to suffer far less severe symptoms than an those who sleep for less than the recommended duration each night.
It makes perfect sense really; your body needs to be in the best possible condition to ensure that it can fight off the symptoms which cause you problems.
Below we have included some tips to help you relax and sleep when hay fever is plotting against you!
- Before you go to bed try to wind down and relax. Your bedtime routine should include a warm bath, a hot (decaffeinated) cup of tea or coffee (nettle tea is excellent for hay fever) and put a ban on watching the TV for a minimum of 1 hour prior to bedtime. This advice is excellent for anyone who finds sleeping a challenge whether due to hay fever or not, and it really does work! Plus the steam from a hot bath can clear your head and your nose. Give your nose a good few blows while you’re in the bath and consider adding a few drops of eucalyptus to the bath water.
- Wash your bed linen at least twice a week to remove any pollen which may be present there. This isn’t very eco-friendly but could lessen your symptoms.
- Ensure that your medication is up to date and effective. If it isn’t, then book an appointment at your doctors to discuss further action. It may be that the medication you are taking just isn’t suitable for you and that a simple change could put you on the right track to slumber.
- Install Pollen Screens onto your bedroom windows and block out as much airborne pollen as possible! Our range of excellent quality screens for the home could be just what you need to help you drift off into a trouble-free slumber.