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Relief for Asthma and Allergy Suffering

on December 19, 2011

The Canadian Lung Association says asthma is a chronic disease that cannot be cured, only managed.

Asthma is a disorder that causes inflammation in the airways, which then makes for difficult breathing.

The condition causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Allot of times those that suffer from asthma also suffer from allergies, it’s like they go hand in hand. Now with allergies you can add in red, itchy eyes, and sinus congestion.

235 Million People globally suffer from asthma. Children with asthma account for 47% of hospital visits every year! I personally was shocked to hear that stat, and having two of my own children diagnosed with asthma, that concerns me.

What causes flare-ups?

There are quite a few “triggers” for an asthma onset such as;

  • Tobacco Smoke
  • Cold to Warm Air Transitions
  • Chemical Irritants
  • Pet Dander
  • Outdoor Environmental Allergens i.e. Pollen & Moulds

But probably the largest contributor to asthma, and allergy flare-up’s is dust mites.

These microscopic creatures live in our homes, and are almost impossible to get rid of! They are best friends with the dust bunnies, living in the carpets, under the beds, in the sofas and any virtually any nook and cranny! They live happily mating, laying eggs, defecating, and feeding off dead skin cells. The dust mites waste droppings, are what causes the allergy and asthma reaction.

Dust mites thrive in warm and humid conditions and have a preference to live in beds. They aren’t just seasonal visitors either, they stay all year long!

Since we spend about a third of the day in bed, this is where we are being exposed to dust mites the most and where those with allergies and asthma start reacting.

What can you do?

Besides running a vacuum constantly? You try to do the best you can to keep the dust under control. I think because we are spending so much of our time in bed that’s where the focus should be. Since I’m an advocate for natural alternatives, I’m going to recommend wool and sheepskin bedding products.

 

Create A Healthy Sleep Environment

Sheepskin is our gift from Mother Nature!

Not only is sheepskin a natural, sustainable product, but dust mites hate it! There is no humid, moist condition for them to live and breed. Sheepskin and wool products are unique, in that the fibres allow for constant air circulation. The fibres also wick moisture away from our bodies, (we lose approximately a liter each night) and release that moisture into the air. You are then experiencing a hypoallergenic, dust mite free sleeping condition, and have taken a step in managing asthma and allergy flare-up’s.

http://www.holysheepskin.com offers an array of authentic sheepskin products.

At HolySheep Skin, we are passionate about the health benefits sheepskin offers, and want to share the knowledge we have gained, and continue to gain about those benefits.

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