Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hello, Spring!

Winter has come and now it is gone. While I do love hauling out my winter wardrobe from the depths of my closet (I mean way back in the back of my closet because do we even winter in Houston!?), not having to make an excuse for wearing a dark smoky eye, and the seasonal drinks at Starbucks I would much rather it be nice and warm because I am from the south and I wouldn’t have it any other way no matter how much I might complain about it being too warm. So who’s happy that spring has finally arrived? This girl!

Spring means longer, warmer days filled with lots of sunshine! I am looking forward to walks in the parks, trips to the beach, and actually spending time outside. The only thing that I do not look forward to with the beginning of spring is all the pollen… And the allergies…

If you are a CPAP user AND suffer from allergies, well, buddy, I feel sorry for you. You, my friend, are in for a rough few months. Here are a few suggestions that may help relieve the torture that are you doing to experience:

• Create a schedule for replacement supplies. Yes, you sleep inside the comfort of your home, not outdoors where the pollen and other allegiants are lurking, but once you’re exposed for the day there is no going back. Do yourself a favor and replace your cushions/pillow and filters every two week like you are recommended to do. It is solely for your benefit.
• Consider using a full face mask if you aren’t already doing so. Nasal masks during this time of the year is not a good idea because with all the sneezing and excess snot that you will be carrying around. You don’t want all of that on the inside of your cushion/pillow, am I right? Yes, I am, so do yourself a favor, and go on ahead and get that full face mask.
• I’m sure you already do this, and I don’t have to say it, but just for the heck of it… keep your environment clean. Dust and tidy, your bedroom especially, your home. This will allow for you to be in a clean setting, which will allow for less sneezing and irritation.

So while spring will bring many new and exciting things, there is always one thing that we expect. However, with a little combative planning, we can prepare for the worst of it and be able to enjoy the best of it.

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