Do you know how to manage allergy fatigue?
In the United States, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness. Allergens can exist both indoors and outdoors, and it can be a challenge to limit your exposure to them — especially during allergy season. When it comes to indoor and outdoor allergies, there are a few common culprits that can cause seasonal or recurring allergic reactions such as sinus swelling, nasal congestion, watery eyes, and even tiredness.
There are several reasons why fatigue can be linked to allergies. First, exposure to allergens triggers an immune response that is meant to protect you from unknown allergens, however, this produces a chemical called histamine which is known to cause fatigue.
Allergy symptoms such as congestion, coughing, sneezing, and general feelings of discomfort can also make it difficult to relax and fall asleep or disrupt your ability to stay asleep, contributing to feelings of fatigue during the day. Finally, taking allergy medications to combat or prevent allergy symptoms may also lead to drowsiness during the day, as well.
Allergy symptoms and fatigue can impact your ability to feel your best each day, not to mention your overall quality of life so finding the source of your symptoms is important. In the meantime, if you’re suffering from allergy fatigue, check out the infographic below, sharing tips for staying alert during the day, and ways to reduce your symptoms at night!