Good morning everyone! It is now 1:40am on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. I’m awake! – But, I don’t want to be. I’m seriously riding the struggle bus this morning because of my insane allergies. For those of you who don’t know I am highly allergic to pollen. Living in North Carolina, obviously this doesn’t work out well for me. Although April is my birthday month, it’s actually the month I hate the most! Over the years my allergies have become more and more severe and I can’t take just anything for them. The medicine I have to take is behind the counter, regulated and name brand. This is the only time I have ever had to take a name brand: the generic is not acceptable. The drug has done it’s part over the years. Typically my allergies are only terrible during the month or April, the med keeps it somewhat “under control,” but I’ve also learned a few tips to help the days (and nights) go a little smoother.
- My Heating Pad: This heating pad is LIFE. It is everything. I don’t know what it is about laying on this heating pad until I fall asleep, but it has made my nights sooo much smoother. This heating pad is extra-extra-EXTRA large. If you’re small like me, this thing is basically neck-to-butt. It is FDA registered and measured at 33″ x 17″. I got mine off of Amazon prime for only $39.99 and I believe it came in a day! It has 10 temp settings anddd auto-off. I owe this thing my April life! My heating pad:
- Elevating My Head: I elevate my head slightly with my cozziest pillows to ease the sleeping process.
- Aveeno!: A warning to the wise, I tend to be completely biased when it comes to Aveeno. I’ve been addicted to Aveeno products for the longggeeestt! Even talking about Aveeno gets me excited! – In my very personal opinion, I’ve found Aveeno products to be the best for … well… just about anything! I have Eczema. It annoys my soul. When dealing with allergies it often triggers an Eczema flare immediately. – One reason why I turn to Aveeno. When my skin is dry and/or aggravated I love to use Aveeno lotions and soaps to help ease the pain. Specially, I’ve absolutely been addicted to their Stress Relief line. Other products make promises, but Aveeno delivers. Aveeno’s products are by far the softest, most soothing products I’ve EVER used in my life! When pairing the soap with the lotion and you have a match made in heaven!
- Bathing: This is going to sound odd, but try to follow me here. Knowing when to bathe is critical when it comes to my allergies. If I am not having trouble with my allergies and it’s been a while since I’ve taken my allergy meds, I’ll go straight to bed and bathe later (and/or the next morning). If by chance I’ve recently taken my allergies meds and/or I’m noticing signs of a difficult night (ie: sneezing, coughing, trouble breathing, ect) I will take my bath at night. It gives my meds more time to kick in and it also clears me up a bit too! If I bathe using my Aveeno soap & moisturizing with the lotion afterwards and sleep on my heating pad with my head elevated I can almost guarantee myself some good snooze time!
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I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I really do hope it helps!