What Asthma Triggers May be Hiding in Your Child’s Bedroom?
Minimizing asthma triggers in your child’s sleep space is an important step in controlling your child’s asthma. Because your child spends so much time in his/her bedroom, it is usually the one room that will affect your child’s asthma the most. By making some simple changes to your child’s sleep space, you can make a big impact in his/her asthma control.
The goal is to keep your child’s sleep space as allergen-free as possible! Dust mites are one of the most common allergens to be aware of, and the most difficult to detect with the naked eye. Dust mites are the microscopic bugs that feed off of dust and dander. Eliminating dust mites from your home entirely is impossible, but frequent cleaning and using trigger-resistant materials as described below can keep them under control. Apart from dust mites, mold, pollen, and smoke are also asthma triggers that must be kept at bay from your child’s sleep space, and can be controlled by maintaining a few important precautions.
Here are several best practices to maintain in your home that will help keep dust mites, mold, and pollen under control in your child’s room:
As you prepare your child’s sleep space to help them thrive with minimal asthma symptoms, we hope you find these tips helpful. If you have any questions, or would like to share any in-home asthma trigger prevention tips of your own, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.