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Allergies on the Brain

A recent study shows that allergies don’t just affect a person’s respiratory system, but also their brain function.

Dr. Talal Nsouli, director of the Watergate and Burke Allergy and Asthma Centers, ( conducted a study which looked at 98 patients suffering from seasonal and environmental allergies.

Of those 98 patients, 82 percent said they experience extreme fatigue and lethargy. After eight weeks of allergy treatment, 72 percent felt more awake and had increased levels of energy.

Dr. Nsouli said chemicals in our bodies that respond to allergens, such as histamines, can slow brain function when released. This means that people may not only feel tired when affected by allergies, but they may also feel irritable, depressed and even show symptoms similar to those of attention deficit disorder (ADD).

If you are fatigued from allergies already, keeping your sleep zone free of allergens, like dust mites, is essential. Protect-A-Bed offers Allergy Bedding Protection Kits ( to customers affected by allergies. The AllerZip® mattress encasement includes an innovative Allergen Flap that provides superior allergy protection by preventing allergens from entering or exiting through the three-sided zipper.

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