Do you wake up in the morning feeling stuffy and congested in your Gretna, Louisiana home? If so, you may need to improve your indoor air quality. Having dry, dusty air can cause your nasal tissues and sinuses to become aggravated and inflamed while you’re home, especially during the night when you sleep. Below are three common causes of nighttime congestion, and what you can do to help improve your indoor air quality.

Dust Mite Allergies

Dust mites are among the most common allergens in homes. Dust mites live in dust and textiles like pillows and bedding, so they can feed on dead skin and other particles and trigger your allergies while you sleep. By washing your bedding regularly and using an air-purification system, you will keep dust down, deprive the mites of their food, and keep their allergenic particles out of the air.

Low Humidity

Sleeping in a dry, stuffy room can lead to a stuffy head. If you regularly wake up feeling congested and dehydrated it might be a good idea to install a humidifier. A humidifier can be an important part of a home air system that will improve your sleep and breathing, especially during the drier winter months.

Outside Pollutants

While it might be tempting to open the windows for fresh air while you sleep you can actually be letting in pollens, air pollution, and other sources of low air quality. Having a home air filtration system that cleans and circulates your indoor air is a better option. If you’ve got a good HVAC system at work already, remember to change the filters regularly to capture as many pollutants as possible, and schedule an appointment with your local HVAC professionals to thoroughly clean accumulated dust from your ductwork.

Don’t let poor air quality affect your sleep and leave you congested every morning. If you would like to improve your home’s indoor air quality, call Bryans United Air Conditioning today. You can talk with our experts and see what we can do to help you.

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