Breathe Easier This Fall and Winter

Young woman with headache,sniffle and sinus pain. Sinus ache causing very paintful headache. Unhealthy woman in pain. Young woman with sinus pressure painIt’s time to close up the windows and say goodbye to the fresh air for a little while. Temperatures are dropping, and many are looking forward to staying warm and cozy.

But before you get too comfortable, it’s wise to give your home a good cleaning. Dust has likely blown in from outdoors and accumulated behind sofas, underneath turntables, and atop the various trinkets that adorn your abode.


House dust serves as the home for dust mites, tiny bugs that can cause allergic reactions. Many people with dust mites also experience signs of asthma, like wheezing or difficulty breathing.

Dust mites are close relatives of ticks and spiders but cannot be seen without a microscope. They feed on skin cells shed by people and thrive in warm, humid environments. Bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpeting are typically where they thrive.

Of course, you can limit their ability to impact your life by keeping your home clean and getting into a good routine. After your seasonal clean, be sure to vacuum and dust, maybe once weekly.

Vacuuming high-traffic areas like your living room rug, for example, is recommended. Make sure to thoroughly clean furniture, vacuuming between cushions and behind. It is also a good idea to have them steam cleaned or shampooed on occasion.


Changing bed sheets weekly can also help you breathe easier. Swapping bed sheets weekly can limit the dust mites in your bed.

Dust mite allergies can induce sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, congestion, cough, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and wheezing. These symptoms can also contribute to fatigue caused by poor sleep.

Set a comfortable environment in your home to help you breathe easier over the cooler months. Get into a cleaning routine to keep dust and dust mites out.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.