|Symptoms more common of COVID-19||Symptoms common of both||Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies|
|Fever & Chills||Cough||Itchy or Watery Eyes|
|Muscle and Body Aches||Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing*||Sneezing|
|New Loss of Taste or Smell||Fatigue|
|Nausea or Vomiting||Headache|
|Congestion or Runny Nose||Chart credit: CDC|
As much as it feels good to let fresh air into your home, leaving the window open lets allergens in. Keeping your windows closed will keep the allergens out of your bedroom.
Placing an air purifier in your bedroom will help clear the air of common household allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. It is important to change the filters regularly to keep the purifier working efficiently.
Showering before bed not only washes the pollen away, but is also a great way to relax before bed, helping you get more restful sleep.
This will ensure that you have enough medication in your system to carry you through for less interrupted sleep time.
Living with allergies can be challenging; speak with your physician about over-the-counter, prescription, and lifestyle changes that could provide you with some relief.