This post was sponsored by Xyzal® Allergy 24HR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Allergy symptoms can make life miserable. In fact, they DO make life miserable. I am relatively allergy-free, but my poor son has terrible allergies. Whether they’re indoor allergies or outdoor allergies, he has them. It’s so hard on him. So I know first-hand how horrible allergy symptoms can make a person feel and how difficult they can make life.
Allergy Symptoms and How They Impact Life
From runny noses to watery eyes to itchy throats, allergy symptoms can have a major impact on the quality of life of allergy sufferers. My poor little guy can hardly sleep when his allergies get really bad. His symptoms can also impact his ability to concentrate and play during the day because they make him feel so miserable and sleep deprived.
A recent social experiment used wearable devices to track the sleep and activities of 80 allergy sufferers and 80 non-sufferers, ages 18-65. It found that allergy sufferers had a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than people without allergies. Allergy sufferers were also less rested and less physically active during the day than people without allergies.
Other Findings from the Social Experiment
When it was all said and done, the allergy sufferers reported that their allergy symptoms were the top factor that negatively impacted their sleep. That was even more than stress, discomfort, temperature, or work. The experiment also found their sleep was disrupted almost four times more than people without allergies. Overall, allergy sufferers in the experiment were also more lethargic and less active during the day than those without What the Experiment Found
When it was all said and done, the experiment showed that allergy symptoms were the top factor that negatively impacted the sleep of allergy sufferers. That was even more than stress, discomfort, temperature, or work. The experiment also found their sleep was disrupted almost four times more than people without allergies. Moreover, allergy symptoms impacted the physical fitness of those who suffer from them. Allergy sufferers in the experiment traveled an average of 3.16 miles per day while active whereas those without allergies traveled 3.35 miles a day.
About the Social Experiment
This social experiment was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted by Russell Research. It used wearable devices to assess the sleep patterns and activities of 80 allergy sufferers and 80 non-sufferers for 30 consecutive days between October and December 2016. Participants also completed a daily survey to track perceptions of their allergy symptoms (for the 80 allergy sufferers), sleep patterns and activities, as a way to provide additional context for the wearable device data. For the purposes of the experiment, allergy sufferers are defined as those who suffer from moderate or severe indoor and outdoor allergies in the fall or year round, and who take allergy medication 2 days per week or less.
Allergy Symptoms Don’t Have to Keep You Down
If you have allergies, don’t let the symptoms keep you down. Don’t give in. Try Xyzal® Allergy 24HR. Now available over-the-counter at full prescription strength, Xyzal gives you 24 hours of non-drowsy relief. That means you can get up, get going, and get to it without being dragged down by allergy symptoms. Visit Xyzal.com for more information.
Xyzal was kind enough to send me a ‘Wise Up, Rise Up’ kit packed with items to help with a better night’s sleep for a more productive day – and I want you to have one, too. One lucky winner is going to win a kit of their own!
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