Posted by Nicole on July 9, 2014
you know that seasonal discomfort can disrupt your quality of sleep,
even if you manage to doze off successfully? One of the more obvious
issues that seasonal discomfort cause to your sleep cycle can be
irritation or blockages in your sinus cavities, both of which can
make it more difficult to get off to a good night's rest, but
seasonal discomfort can continue to disrupt your sleep cycles even
after you've nodded off.
of us are familiar with dealing with seasonal discomfort during the
day, particularly during certain peak hours when there's more pollen
and other irritants present in the air. What you may not realize is
that your seasonal discomfort can cause you to experience a more
fragmented sleep cycle than you normally would, instead of the deep
and relaxing sleep that your body needs after a full day of work.
the Day? Time to Consider Why.
of a lack of sleep can include:
during the day, which includes drowsiness or nodding off.
focusing on tasks.
decreased metabolism and hindered immune system.
of which can effect how you feel, whether you're at work or at home.
This can be incredibly puzzling to people who believe that they're
getting their full night's rest, but you might be able to link these
issues to seasonal discomfort effecting you while you're in bed.
Medications for seasonal discomfort may also cause grogginess, but
they will typically come with warnings that say as much on the box.
A Few Easy
Take a shower before you go
Washing yourself clean of any pollen or other irritants can reduce
your chances of being effected by them while you sleep. It's also a
good way to provide relief to a partner who may be dealing with
seasonal discomfort as well.
Change your bedding
Over time, bedding can accumulate irritants that you bring in from
the outside world. Without even realizing it, you can create a “hot
bed” of different germs, pollen, and other irritants that bother
you when you need rest the most.
Put dirty laundry in a
closed hamper. As
with showering, your clothes accumulate irritants from the
environment as well, but you may not have the time to wash them every
single day. If you store your dirty laundry in your bedroom, make
sure that they're in an enclosed space.
easy steps can ensure that you reduce your exposure to the irritants
connected with seasonal discomfort, and they might even help you to
stay more tidy as well. In general, it's good to remember that while
you can't always determine that it's seasonal discomfort causing you
to feel tired throughout the day, it can never hurt to try it out for
yourself. Also, remember that children may be even more vulnerable to
sleep loss through seasonal discomfort due to a lack of self
awareness about sleep cycles, restfulness, and fatigue.