Friday, 13 March 2020

HOW TO REDUCE ALLERGENS IN YOUR BEDROOM


With so many hours spent in bed every night, your bedroom is one of the most important rooms to keep clean, particularly if you have allergies. 

Why we should try to keep bedrooms dust and allergen free,

If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, it’s important to try and reduce allergens in the air and on surfaces, to lower the risk of an allergic reaction. 


Tips to reducing allergens in your bedroom:
Keep your bedroom clean

Wash all bed linen once a week on a hot wash (at least 60ÂșC) to kill dust mites.

Use a vacuum cleaner with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter to clean carpets

Use a Dettol antibacterial surface cleanser or surfaces wipes to remove any pollen, pet hair and dust mite debris from hard surfaces. 

Make sure any decorative pillows, throws, rugs or other fabric items are fully washable. Machine washing will remove dust, allergens and dirt. 

Fit mattresses, duvets and pillows with dust mite impermeable covers

Choose lightweight washable cotton curtains, vertical blinds or roller blinds if possible - horizontal blinds and shutters will collect more dust. Always clean blinds with a damp cloth.
Keep your bedroom tidy

Soft furnishings are a haven for dust mites. Throw away anything that you don’t need, and try to keep cushions, pillows and blankets to a minimum. 

Put cosmetics, jewelry and clothes away in closed cupboards so that they don’t accumulate dust. 

It’s useful to keep out of season clothes in vacuum zip bags to keep dust at bay.

Avoid storing items under the bed – boxes and suitcases are harder to vacuum around, meaning dust mites and allergens can collect.




BY STEPHANIE E. HEMEN

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