How to Reduce Allergens in your Room

The Way to a Healthier Bedroom

Dust is everywhere; outside, in offices, cars and in our homes. This can cause allergies such a sneezing and watery/itchy eyes. Dust is a combination of dead skin cells, bedding, furniture and clothing and comes from airborne particles found in soil, animals and plants.

It can be harmful to your respiratory health as your lungs defend against dust particles but if exposed to high levels of dust particles, risk to health increases. There are a number of things you can implement in your home to decrease dust.

Purchase Air Purifiers for your room

Some of the ways you can prevent increased levels of dust in your home, particularly your bedroom, include running an air purifier. Air purifiers often include HEPA which is a high-efficiency particulate air filter that can remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles. You can run them during the day if you are a light sleeper and will be distracted by the noise at night.

Invest in a Fitted Wardrobe

Fitted wardrobes are a helpful addition to a bedroom when looking to reduce dust particles and subsequent allergies. Due to the fact that fitted wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling means the collection of dust at the top or underneath the wardrobe is eliminated. Due to the internal layout of a fitted wardrobe with designated compartments for clothing, accessories and jewellery you also reduce the opportunity for insects and bugs to destroy your clothes.

Moths are a common insect that causes damage to clothes inside a wardrobe. Moths themselves don’t have mouths but a female moths larvae feed off materials that have keratin in. With between 50 to 1,000 eggs being laid at a time this can have serious damage implications to the clothes in your wardrobe.

It’s not only moths that can cause damage, crickets, cockroaches, silverfish and carpet beetles are all suspects too! Wash the clothing, vacuum the surrounding area and avoid leaving soiled clothes lying around. Once clean hand up in a fitted wardrobe with doors securely shut.