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Allergies and Sleep


A restless night’s sleep is never good, but if allergies keep you up at night, you don’t have to suffer.

Allergies are caused by allergens that enter your nasal passages and generate annoying symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes. These symptoms make breathing difficult and tend to worsen at night, causing many allergy sufferers an awful night’s sleep.

Lack of sleep causes daytime fatigue and can harm your mood and performance, but there are more severe side effects to be aware of. Individuals with allergies are significantly more likely to suffer from sleep issues like insomnia, trouble falling and staying asleep, increased snoring, risk of sleep apnea, and shortened sleep. Poor sleep heightens anxiety and stress response, making it harder to fall asleep, which causes a vicious cycle. 

Sleeping with allergies can be challenging, but it’s possible. Here are some tips to help you deal with nighttime allergies so you can sleep soundly.

  • Use an air purifier
  • Close doors and windows
  • Keep furniture dust-free
  • Keep pets out of the bedroom
  • Change clothing after entering the home
  • Shower before bed
  • Take allergy medication
  • Contact your doctor 

If your allergies have you tossing and turning at night, call Prime ENT today to schedule an appointment. You don’t have to suffer another night staring at the ceiling alone. We can help!

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