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What should I do if allergies are disturbing my sleep?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Allergies can make sleeping trouble worse because of the congestion they cause. About 40 percent of people with allergic rhinitis have trouble sleeping. Over-the-counter nasal strips and sprays help open up everything and clear up symptoms like headaches, watery eyes, runny nose, or new-onset snoring.

If you experience those symptoms and aren't aware of any allergies, search for the source in unexpected places. Some people have allergies to gluten (wheat, barley, oats), which can lead to congestion and increase insomnia, as can allergies to detergents and the cleaning products you use on your clothes or sheets.
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