Pillow talk

Allergy sufferers should get a new pillow annually

It’s allergy season. The month of May’s celebrated flowers and notoriously windy days combine to make going outside pretty darned dicey for those who suffer from hay fever and other allergies. Fittingly, May has been deemed National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Indoors, though, allergy sufferers can help themselves feel more comfortable by using both a pillow protector and a pillowcase on their pillows, which tend to collect pollen and dust (which attracts dust mites) from a person’s hair and skin, advises eHow.com. Additionally, all pillow coverings should be washed more frequently than usual during allergy season, and those prone to allergies should consider replacing their pillow once a year.