Today, up to one in every five people suffer from common hay fever, according to the UK’s National Health Service. And if you live in one of these “allergy capitals” in the U.S., you are likely already experiencing some symptoms.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to beat back the symptoms and relieve allergies that many of us are experiencing as spring weather arrives. According to CNN, a few good ways to combat spring allergies are:
- Start taking your antihistamine before your allergies are triggered.
- Keep your windows closed. If it’s time to turn on the air conditioner, change your air filter first.
- Wear sunglasses, which physically block pollen from getting into your eyes.
- Schedule outdoor exercise in the afternoon, when pollen is lowest, or work out at the gym.
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
Recent research from Ohio State University shows while allergies are not caused by stress, it can aggravate allergic reactions. The study suggests that those who suffer from allergies should try to control their stress levels to help alleviate flare ups.
There are a number of ways how you can lower stress: breathe deeply, meditate, or spend some time in a Sunlighten Infrared Sauna.
Health and wellness expert Dr. Amy Myers notes in recent blog post that stress reduction is more important to our health than many of us realize, and Sunlighten Infrared Saunas can help us achieve greater relaxation, reducing our levels of stress, relieve our allergies and boost our immunity. (FYI, allergies are one of the most common autoimmune disorders out there!)
In fact, the American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Long-term stress is the cause of countless physiological effects on the body, including a weakening of the immune system. So make sure to add stress-reduction to your arsenal of allergy relief!
Our Solo® by Sunlighten Sauna is a perfect addition to your daily battle against allergies: personal, portable, affordable, and effective, it’s a convenient at-home solution to relieving stress. With every Solo System, you’ll find 9 Solocarbon® clinically-tested heaters, ultra-low EMF technology, modern bamboo carbon exterior, zone-based digital heater controls, double-dome, light weight design and the exclusive Solopad® & pillow. Our goal is to provide a no-stress option to help you relax this allergy season!
If you’d like more information on the Solo® by Sunlighten™ Saunas, feel free to give us a call at 877-292-0020, complete our internet form or click here to chat and we’ll be in touch! Now’s a great time to take charge of your health and put your best foot forward for spring!
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