If you are one of the 50 million Americans who experience allergies, you are likely familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms that often come with allergy season, like itching and watering eyes, sneezing, and a running nose.
But did you know that allergies can also make you feel tired? In fact, it's so common that there's even a name for fatigue caused by allergies, called "brain fog" — making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks or feel alert during the day.
This is because exposure to allergens triggers an immune response that is meant to protect you from unknown allergens such as pollen and dust mites. This produces a chemical called histamine which is known to cause symptoms such as itchiness, swelling and fatigue. Not to mention all the other symptoms like coughing and sneezing that may make it difficult to get comfortable and fall asleep or stay asleep each night.
Allergies can impact your quality of life, so getting to the source of your allergies and learning how to manage allergy fatigue is important — especially during allergy season. If you’re suffering from allergy fatigue, check out the infographic below on ways to beat brain fog, stay alert during the day and reduce your allergy symptoms at night.
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