Sleep greater than your nighttime allergies

Allergy symptoms don't go away just because the sun sets. In fact, most people experience worse allergies at night. But you don't have to take your nighttime allergy symptoms lying down. If you find yourself wondering, “Why are my allergies worse at night?” then take a look below to see what you can do to be greater than your allergies. Day and night.

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Nighttime allergy symptoms and what you can do about them so you can stop wondering “why are my allergies worse at night?”


Nearly half of all allergy sufferers

say nasal congestion is the worst part of their allergies at night

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48% - Nasal Congestion
12% - Sneezing
18% -  Runny Nose
18% - Itchy, Watery Eyes

So why is nasal congestion worse at night?

That extra stuffiness you feel at night has a lot to do with your position. Laying down can make congestion feel worse, especially when you have allergies. Your circadian rhythm (your body’s clock) and your body position are also at play, making it worse when you lay down at night and early in the morning.

This can make bedtime a real nightmare

48% - Found it dificult to fall asleep
26% - couldn't fall asleep
20% - Disrupted their partner's asleep
51% - Woke up at night


23.2% - had difficulty concentrating
18.2% - had difficulty remembering
13.3% - said it affected their hobbies
11.3% - had trouble driving
10.5% - had difficulties with finances
8.6% - reported poor work performance


Quick tips to keep nighttime allergies from keeping you awake

1 Keep windows shut

2 Use thick drapes to block light

3 Wear clean pajamas to bed

4 Set the temperature around 18o C

5 Use a dehumidifier

6 Take a shower before bed

7 Use hypoallergenic bedding

8 Keep pets out of the bedroom

Is it better to use FLONASE at night?

In short, no. One daily dose of FLONASE Allergy Relief delivers 24-hour relief from your worst allergy symptoms. So, even if you take it in the morning, you’re still covered for all night long, without pesky allergy symptoms.