Please help with DUST MITE ALLERGY! Waking up every night.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Iwanttosleepplease
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 7/8/2015 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Roughly a month ago I was diagnosed with a terrible dust mite allergy. I went to buy an allergenic mattress cover and allergenic pillow cover. I washed my blankets and hung them in the sun, and I changed my bed sheets. I vacuumed my room with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA system installed, and I close my windows at night.

I thought I removed most of if not all of the source of the allergies, but at night when I try to sleep, my nose becomes completely clogged up, and I have to rely on my mouth to breath. This puts too much pressure on my throat, and I become dehydrated very quickly. I have to wake up 3 times a night to take a drink of water so I can go back to sleep. Right now I'm sick of it, and really need help, because I don't know what I'm still being triggered.

I even tried taking nasal sprays and antihistamine tablets, but they don't work that much, and doesn't my sinuses when I try to sleep. I still end up waking up. Someone please tell me what I can do. This is terrible. What am I missing? It's bad enough that I can't use my nose anymore, but at least I'd like to have a good sleep!

jujub
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 7/8/2015 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Breathe-rite strips? They are a miracle for me when my nose is being ugly. I wear one every night.
Thyroid forum moderator

Ulcerative colitis; 9th year of remission with Remicade. Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids. Grave's disease post-RAI and now on Levothyroxine. Type II diabetes induced by steroids. #ucsucks

Patricia31
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/23/2015 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried the breathe-rite strips, didn't work all that much but did open up the nasal passages. I could breath a little better. Guess it depends on how bad you are.

Francine Taylor
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 7/24/2015 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you run a HEPA air filter at night? I run mine 24/7 in my bedroom to keep the dust particles out of the air (also the billion or so pollens that I'm allergic to :) Spending the entire night not breathing in allergens makes my allergies a lot better during the day when I'm out and about.

Alcie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 7/26/2015 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

I really like my allergy shots. I am sensitive to dust mites, among other allergens, and I have had no symptoms at all since I got on the shots (after getting my dose right). I no longer worry about cleaning all the time, and don't do anything special for dust. I have whole house carpet and don't even vacuum very often.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, June 25, 2018 10:07 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,975,013 posts in 326,234 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161321 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, lowo1.
418 Guest(s), 20 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Vaajurooby, Flying gal, Tim G, notsosicklygirl, logoslidat, suppwife, 81GyGuy, GoBucks, Notime4lyme, tickbite666, dsmc, JNF, Stan1961, Gladioli66, Spanish, Progressing, Busted1, Supportive Daughter, 1039smooth, joee