Asthma is a common condition which can cause coughing, chest tightness and breathlessness. These symptoms and severity can vary from each person. This is a condition which can be controlled very well in most people. One of the keys to controlling this in your bedroom is to manage the environment.
A key cause can be dust and the dust mites which come with it. Dust mites are microscopic creatures which live in areas such as mattresses, carpets and curtains. To try and avoid this, it’s important to take some steps to clean up your bedroom from these causes.
One step for your pillows you can take is to buy special allergen-proof covers. These can help stop your symptoms by providing a barrier between you and the root cause. These can be washed and dried at home so they can be regularly cleaned, keeping them fresh and new.
Cleaning your mattress can help out too. Hoover the surface over using the upholstery tool on your vacuum. This can help get rid of dust mites and other things than me be aggravating your asthma and allergies. To further clean and freshen your mattress, you can finish it off by steaming it all over. After this, you can add a protective cover much like with your pillows.
If you’re very serious about trying to reduce allergies, or just need a new mattress, then we suggest memory foam or latex. Dust mites are unable to live in either material, so this is a great way of preventing from living here.
Washing your bedding is also vital. Even soft toys should be if they’re in your room. These should be washed each week in hot water. This will help to get rid of any nasties that might be causing your asthma to flare up.