This post was sponsored by Xyzal® Allergy 24HR but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s spring allergy season and I am really feeling it! The itchy, watery eyes and more. Did you know that allergy symptoms can negatively impact both your sleep and your activities during the day? This is why it’s so important to get 24-hour relief from your allergy symptoms.
I suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms in the spring. And I am constantly tired. I fall asleep late and wake up several times during the night. Frankly, it wasn’t until I started using Xyzal® Allergy 24HR that I got better at falling asleep and staying asleep because it helped to manage my allergy symptoms.
And here's some great news, beauty! Xyzal provided me with a Wise Up, Rise Up kit full of items that may help me get a better night’s sleep and a more productive day, along with one kit to give away to a lucky reader (you can scroll down to enter the giveaway).
Since I've started using Xyzal to manage my allergy symptoms, the quality of my sleep has improved and I definitely feel better during the day because my symptoms are under control. I’ve also stopped snacking mindlessly to stay focused.
A recent social experiment helped me to see why addressing my allergy symptoms helped. It used wearable devices to track the sleep and activities of 80 allergy sufferers and 80 non-sufferers. It found that allergy sufferers had a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than people without allergies. The allergy sufferers also reported that they felt less rested and less physically active during the day than the participants without allergies.
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.
Here are some additional findings from the social experiment:
The allergy sufferers reported that their allergy symptoms were the top factor that negatively impacted their sleep—even more so than stress, discomfort, temperature or work.
The allergy sufferers’ sleep was disrupted nearly 4 times more than the people without allergies.
Overall, allergy sufferers were more lethargic and less active during the day than non-sufferers.
The good news is that Xyzal is now available over-the-counter (OTC) at full prescription strength to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies. It’s just as effective at hour 24 as it is at hour 1, so you only need 1 dosage in the evening before bed. Visit Xyzal.com for more information
‘Wise Up, Rise Up’ Kit Giveaway
Use the following Rafflecopter widget to enter to win a ‘Wise Up, Rise Up’ Kit. Wise Up to the importance of managing your allergy symptoms. Then, Rise Up to a day free from allergies! The ‘Wise Up, Rise Up’ Kit includes:
1 box Xyzal® Allergy 24HR (10 tablets)
1 Bucky 40 Blinks Sleep Mask
2 canvas tote bags
4 packets Starbucks Via Instant Coffee
1 sdber® Fashion Cube Alarm Clock
1 To-Do List Notepad
1 blue plush blanket
1 talking Nigel the Xyzal wise owl (plush toy)
To Enter Use the Rafflecopter Widget below:
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