When you’re suffering with hayfever, it’s hard to get the sleep you need. Congestion and itchy eyes make it impossible to drift off – but when you throw snoring into the mix, your partner is kept wide awake too.
A Snoreeze YouGov survey revealed that 26% of snorers snore because of a blocked nose, and 20% think their snoring is caused by nasal problems (like having a runny nose). You and your partner don’t have to put up with a summer of sleepless nights. Here are 4 great tips to stop hayfever from ruining a good night’s sleep.
Lather, rinse, repeat
Pollen is sticky and can stay in your hair until it’s washed out properly. It can also stay on your clothes for hours after you’ve been outside. Shower before bed to remove any pollen from your skin, and get dressed in the bathroom so that pollen from your clothes doesn’t contaminate your bedroom.
Get the feather duster out
Hoover to remove any pollen that has settled on the floor or in your carpet. Using a damp cloth when you dust will also help to make sure that dust and pollen cling to the cloth, rather than just being spread around. It’s tempting to leave your bedroom windows open during the summer, but try to leave them closed during the day when the pollen count is highest.
Don’t hang your sheets out to dry
The summer months are great for being able to get your laundry washed and dried quickly. But hanging your bedding out when the pollen count is high could prove to be a big mistake. Try drying your bedding on a clothes horse indoors. It takes a little longer, but it should reduce the amount of pollen on the sheets and put an end to your night-time sneezing fits.
Decongest your nasal passages
Pollen allergies can cause your nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen, making it hard for you to breathe through your nose. As well as making it hard for you to fall asleep, this congestion limits airflow, increasing air turbulence and making you more likely to snore.
How to treat snoring with congestion
A nasal decongestant – like the Snoreeze Nasal Spray – helps to open your nasal passages, meaning that you can breathe easily again. Click here to learn more about the science behind the formula, and why the Snoreeze Nasal Spray is so effective. You could also try Snoreeze Nasal Strips which gently open your airways to improve airflow.