Reduce Pet Dander
There isn't truly a hypoallergenic pet, because all dogs and cats produce allergens in their dander (dead skin cells) and saliva that can trigger allergies in some people. If you have pet allergies and choose to live with a four-legged family member, bathe your pet at least once a week (more frequently if they spend a lot of time outside during pollen season). Keep Fido and Fluffy out of your bedroom and off any upholstered surfaces.
Sleep Well With Allergies
Nasal allergies can interfere with sleep. Besides following an allergy prevention and treatment plan, try these tips for a better night's rest:
- Cut back on caffeine and try to get on a regular schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time.
- Try to stick to a regular bedtime schedule.
- Regular exercise will help you sleep better, too, and help you manage stress that may be contributing to sleepless nights.