5 tips to help you shake off the hay fever and get a good night’s sleep

Hay fever isn’t just a concern during the day – it can stop you getting a good night’s sleep too. Here’s how to reduce those symptoms.

Sneezing, watery eyes, a runny nose, itchy throat – hay fever symptoms are anything but a walk in the park.

And it’s not just during the day that hay fever sufferers have to muddle through with the symptoms, but at night too.

So what can you do to get a good night’s sleep during the hay fever ridden months?

Here are five ways to help reduce night-time hay fever symptoms:

1. Keep the windows shut at night and first thing in the morning. Feeling hot?  Pop your pillow case in the freezer before bedtime for a temporary cooling effect.

2. Wear sunglasses after sun down. Yes, you might feel a bit conspicuous but it will help protect your eyes from pollen.

3. Hang laundry inside - even when the sun is shining - because you don’t want pollen-infused bedding.

4. Shower before you go to bed to help wash any stray pollen from your hair and skin which could aggravate your symptoms overnight.

5. Teeth cleaned, face washed and moisturised? Don’t forget a final smear of petroleum jelly under your nose to help trap pollen.

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