Nighttime allergies

Can’t sleep? Got allergies?

Allergy symptoms like a stuffy nose or sneezing can keep you tossing and turning all night. Itching from a rash, hives or insect bites can also make it hard to get your zzz’s.

If allergies keep you awake, these two strategies can help:

1) Take medication

Taking an oral antihistamine before bed relieves annoying symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, or itchiness from insect bites, hives and rashes, so you can sleep.

Choose from these products:

    BENADRYL Extra Strength Nighttime Caplets
    BENADRYL®Extra Strength Nighttime LIQUI-GELS®
    Children’s BENADRYL®


2) Remove triggers from your bedroom

Common nighttime allergens include:

    Dust, mould and mildew
    Pet dander
    Pollen that gets indoors


How to reduce allergens:

    Vacuum and dust often
    Keep doors and windows closed
    Don’t let pets in the bedroom – especially on the bed
    Consider removing carpet and fabric drapes
    Change furnace filter every 1-3 months (check manual)
    Wash sheets weekly at 55° C or hotter
    Don’t hang bedding outside in pollen season
    Avoid stuffed animals and upholstered furniture
    Consider an HEPA air cleaner or filter

Sleep well!