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Ep. 45 The importance of sleep and allergies

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What is the importance of sleep? Why is it something we want to talk about on a podcast about asthma, allergies, and eczema?

Sleep is the center of health, so naturally, it would have an impact on asthma and environmental allergies. Dr. Carol joins us to discuss the importance of sleep from how it impacts your overall health, mood, productivity, hunger, and more! She unpacks what good sleep looks like, how to figure out if you are getting enough sleep, and of course how sleep impacts allergies and vice versa.

What we cover in this importance of sleep episode

  • Why is sleep so important?

  • How much sleep do you need?

  • The pros and cons of napping.

  • What is more important sleep quality or quantity?

  • What does good quality sleep look like?

  • How do you know if you are getting enough sleep?

  • How do allergies impact sleep and vice versa?

  • How to get better sleep?

  • What is sleep hygiene?

  • Can air purifiers help you with your sleep quality?

  • How does special bedding, like dust mite covers, help people with environmental allergies?

  • Best practice for sheet care and mattress care for people with environmental allergies.

  • Do any allergy medications impact sleep?

  • Restless leg syndrome and how this can be impacted by allergy medication.

  • When should you go see a sleep specialist?

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