3 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Stop the sniffling, wheezing, and coughing once and for all with these easy ways to reduce indoor allergens. 


Run an Air Purifier

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“Clean air is critical for deep sleep, and an air purifier is a fantastic way to remove impurities,” says Rebecca Robbins, PhD, a sleep researcher at NYU School of Medicine. It can also provide a soothing whirr of white noise at night.

To buy: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link, $620; dyson.com.


Invest in Encasements

Use soft, allergy-proof encasements to fully envelop your mattress, box spring, comforter, and pillows. Protect-A-Bed’s AllerZip encasements provide superhero security against mites, mold, pollen, pet dander, mildew, and other mattress contaminants. Plus, the thin, soft material stays silent when you turn over.

To buy: Protect-A-Bed’s AllerZip, from $25; protectabed.com.

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Keep Bedding Clean

Wash your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets weekly in hot water, recommends the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Your duvet cover should be cleaned every other week.