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There are many potential causes of insomnia. In fact, there are so many that many people never consider that their allergies could be playing a part. Keep reading to learn more about the link between asthma and untreated allergies. Then feel free to call Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group for help from a doctor who cares.
Yes, allergies can create a lot of uncomfortable suffering during the day but that is not the only time they cause trouble. If you have poor sleep, it could be that you are dealing with allergies. The first step is determining that you have a sleeping disorder in the first place. Common signs include:
Allergies may cause sleep issues because they increase inflammation of the airways and can make it harder to breathe. These blockages can completely cut off the air supply, which is known as sleep apnea. Additionally, enlarged adenoids can be caused by allergies, which make it impossible to breathe through the nose.
When you are sleeping your cortisol levels (which are responsible for regulating inflammation in your body) are generally lower. This can result in inflammation caused by allergies becoming worse. Allergies not only can cause sleep issues by affecting breathing, but they can cause skin problems that result in itching all night.
You cannot cure allergies, though there are treatments that can help. When you visit Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group we will go over the options. You can also keep your bedroom free from dust as possible. The more you can reduce dust, the less you are likely to be affected by its accumulation. If you have pets and you are allergic at all – even mildly – keep them out of your bed at night and during the day.
There are several allergy medications that can have a significant effect on your allergies. For people with sleep issues, nasal steroids may work. Avoid anything that is scented, such as scented laundry detergent and other things with added fragrance as they can make the problem worse.
You do not have to simply accept your allergies. While we may not be able to cure them, we can treat them and help you get safer and more secure. The first step is to contact Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group at 805-658-9500. We will set up a time for allergy testing so that we can determine exactly what you are dealing with.