Wipe bedroom floors, furniture, and tops of doors, windowsills and walls with a damp cloth to trap particles. Use a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner and invest in a HEPA air purifier. While you're cleaning, vacuum your mattress too—outside and inside! The Sleep Number® bed's unique zip–open design allows you easy access.
If you can, try to keep pets out of the bedroom (especially after a bath!). It’s best to wash your kids’ stuffed toys as often as you do their bedding. Stuffed animals are an excellent breeding ground for dust mites.
If you don't air condition the house, a dehumidifier makes a big difference. That’s because dust mites and other allergens thrive in humidity over 50%.
Avoid bringing in allergens from outside by changing in the bathroom or laundry room. During heavy pollen season, it’s a good idea to shower before bedtime.
If all else fails and your sleep is still interrupted, consult your primary health care provider—or your allergist. Sleep is too important to compromise!
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