Monday Sleep Quiz: Second Most Popular Allergen?

  • Posted: August 4, 2014 
  • Filed under: Sleep Quiz

How much do you know about sleep? Are you a sleep sherpa, or simply a novice? Be sure to get a great night’s sleep, and then take our weekly sleep quiz! Here’s this week’s question:

This bedding-related allergen is the second most common after pollen. What is it?

The answer is dust mites.  Nearly every one of our Facebook friends got this right when we posted it. From WebMD: Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in house dust. Symptoms of a dust mite allergy are similar to pollen allergy but often occur year round rather than just seasonally. Treatment may include medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, or nasal sprays. To alleviate dust mite allergies, put your pillows in an airtight cover, and replace your pillows every 12 to 18 months.