For those with allergies or asthma, falling asleep can be challenging—especially during the spring.
But why do allergies and asthma symptoms act up inside? (Aside from the pollen you’re letting into your home.)
This might surprise you, but your home’s air pollutant levels may be 2 to 5 times higher than the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These toxic pollutants aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms.
These pollutants come from a variety of common household products like:
In this article, we’ll show you how to keep your home’s air clean, so you can get a peaceful night’s sleep.
Before you start shoveling water out of a canoe, you must first plug the holes. Similarly, before you start cleaning your air, you must get rid of the source of pollutants.
We’ve identified air fresheners as a huge source of pollution before. But there are several others.
People are surprised that Arizona has plants that release pollen.
Pollen can sneak into your home through your:
Not only that, but the Snake Plant can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen—even at night when most plants stop producing oxygen.
That extra oxygen can help you sleep better, especially if you have sleep apnea. Many homeowners place this hard-to-kill plant next to their bed.
That’s why some call it the Bedroom Plant.
Your home’s heating and cooling system is always circulating the air in your entire home.
So if airborne pollutants and pollen get into your home, they are also spread throughout your home.
Your typical fiberglass air filter do not remove these pollutants since they’re designed to only catch larger particles that can hurt the heating/cooling system.
That’s why we suggest installing an air cleaner. An air cleaner is basically a super powerful air filter that’s installed next to your heating/cooling system. It can filter out finer particles that agitate asthma and allergies.