Let’s Clear the Air: The Impact of Poor Air Quality on Allergies and Sleep
March is National Sleep Awareness Month and a time to discuss connection between allergies, asthma, and poor sleep quality. We spend about 90% of our time indoors, where the air is up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors, and a significant portion of that time is spent in the bedroom. According to a recent consumer survey from Blueair, an air purification expert, 65% of Americans stated they are woken up at least once a night due to breathing or respiratory issues such as allergies or asthma as a health factor directly impacted by air quality. Beyond the impact on allergies and asthma, sleep is critical to overall health life. The good news is steps can be taken to improve bedroom air quality.