Allergies, Asthma and Sleep Apnea
The Benefits of an Air Purifier
With Winter coming to an end it means Spring is right around the corner, but for a lot of people that doesn’t just mean sunshine and flowers - it means allergies.
Between hay fever, asthma and snoring, airborne particles and pollutants are known to trigger some nasty side effects and impact the quality of the air we breathe, which can be irritating for some and downright dangerous for others.
As we move into Spring, the need for fresh, clean air becomes more and more important; which is why more people are turning to Air Purifiers to help them out.
Pure Air. Pure Bliss.
Vornado’s Air Purifiers use powerful vortex action to circulate air throughout a room, ensuring that the air you breathe is cleaner than ever. This is accomplished with a highly effective dual filter system - air passes through both a True HEPA and a Carbon filter, removing up to 99.97% of airborne allergens down to 0.03microns, such as pollen, dust, mould, odours and even smoke.
That means all you need to worry about is kicking back and breathing easy.
Pat yourself on the back if you’ve sealed your home for energy efficiency. Keeping drafts out is a money-saving move. The hitch? A tightly sealed home may also trap in pet dander, smoke, dust mites, mould and other nasties that can trigger respiratory issues.
It is generally recognised that Australians spend 90% or more of their time indoors. Despite this, relatively little research has been done on the quality of air in our homes, schools, recreational buildings, restaurants, public buildings, offices, or inside cars.
Poor indoor air quality can result in significant adverse impacts on our health and environment.
By removing allergens from the air, an Air Purifier acts as an effective treatment for a range of common conditions that can be triggered by pollutants.
Allergies can easily be triggered by airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, smoke, odours and even pet dander.
An Air Purifier allows you to keep the air in your rooms free of these pollutants, so you can breathe easy knowing the risk of your allergies being triggered is almost completely removed.
Ensuring your home is allergen free also means needing to rely less frequently on allergy medications - saving you money in the long run, and letting you save the meds for when you really need them.
Dust mites are one of the most common triggers of asthma, but other causes can include pollen and mould. Additionally, irritants in the air such as smoke from a wood fire or even strong odours and fumes can kick off an asthma attack.
In Australia though one allergen irritant is caused by the time we spend with our pets at home. Pet dander is an obvious airborne irritant but so is their urine and odour. These can be quite upsetting for family members who have allergies and, most of the time, vacuuming doesn’t remove all the pollutants in the air.
While it’s always good to have your inhaler handy, an Air Purifier will ensure the air is clean before you breathe it, meaning a much lower risk of an attack. If you suffer from asthma, or any other respiratory condition that could be worsened by airborne particles, an air purifier may provide you with some relief.
Allergies and airborne pollutants are known to cause nasal blockage and throat irritation, which in turn can cause minor airway obstruction that contributes to snoring.
According to the Sleep Health Foundation of Australia, about 40% of men have at least mild snoring, on at least some nights. This number is smaller for women (around 30%). A blocked nose will mean that you have to breathe
through the mouth. This will raise your risk of snoring. It also makes a vacuum inside the throat. This may pull the walls of your throat closer together.
Placing an Air Purifier in your bedroom overnight ensures that you’re breathing in clean air all night long - reducing snoring and leading to much better quality of sleep. Your lungs - and your partner - will be grateful you did.
Year Round Comfort
Of course, it’s not just allergy season when we need to breathe in clean air - it’s a year round pursuit.
With a renewed focus on health, safety and hygiene in 2021 and beyond, it's more important than ever to ensure the air you and your family breathe is as clean as possible.
Air purifiers are especially important in houses because they quickly and quietly clear allergens and other particles, effectively remove odor, pollen, smoke, dust, pet dander, and almost all other pollutants present in the air. Without an air purifier, your house could collect lots of dust and germs, which could lead to health problems.
Invest in a Vornado Air Purifier today, and breathe easy all year round.