According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each and every year.
If you count yourself among those who suffer from seasonal allergies, this article is for you.
One of the most common complaints about allergies is accompanying fatigue that tends to hit around that time of year. But is this feeling of being tired related to your allergies? Can seasonal allergies make you tired? If so, how does this happen and what can you do about it?
How Your Allergies Are Making You Tired
There are a few different ways that allergies make you feel fatigued.
- Lack of sleep – When you are all congested from allergies, you may feel uncomfortable. This can make it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep as you try to find a position that still allows you to breathe.
- Chemical reactions – The chemicals in your body that help to naturally fight allergies are also chemicals that make you feel tired.
- The army in your body – As your body expends energy fighting allergies on a constant basis, it begins to wear down, which can also make you feel tired. Cells, proteins, and other substances need to be created to fight
- Certain medications – As you try to fight allergies with medications, some medicines may have sleepiness as a side effect.
Many people suffer from multiple reasons listed above, if not all of them. This adds up to a very tiring experience.
How to Restore Your Energy
There are many things you can do to help fight the “brain fog” associated with allergies.
- Identify your allergens – By figuring out what triggers your allergies, you can find the best treatment and try to avoid your triggers.
- Make a treatment plan – With the right medication, you can regain your energy and help your body fight allergies with less energy expended.
- Get lots of rest – It can be difficult, but making sure that you go to bed on time will help.
Allergy Testing with Dr. Goldberg
Dr. Goldberg can help you identify which allergens are triggering your seasonal allergies. By performing allergy tests, you will learn which allergens you struggle with most. After that, Dr. Goldberg can help you create a treatment plan that will restore relief to your life.
The proper treatment plan can make all the difference, helping you get more rest and be able to tackle the day without feeling excessively fatigued. Seasonal allergies do not need to ruin your spring, summer, or fall. Enjoy life again by contacting Dr. Goldberg to get your seasonal allergies under control.