You are getting sleepy. Your eyelids are growing very heavy, your mind is becoming a blur, and your body is falling limp. The world is fading into the background.
Are you being hypnotized? Or are you suffering from allergies? Studies show that many people with allergies experience symptoms such as lethargy, extreme fatigue, and attention deficit.
When your body detects a threat, such as an allergen, your immune system releases a chemical called histamine. If your immune system was a rock concert, it has a security guard named Histamine kicking out the rabble-rousers. Histamine will go to any length to get rid of the perceived threat, even if it means inconveniencing other parts of the body for a while.
There is evidence to suggest that histamine’s arsenal includes the ability to slow down brain functions, resulting in fatigue. Many doctors also suggest that allergies involving nasal congestion cause breathing problems when trying to sleep, which will also leave you feeling tired. Between the histamine and the sleeping problems, concentration difficulties are also common. Who can concentrate when they are tired?
Did you know that your allergies may be causing these issues? Are you on any medications, maybe even for allergy relief? Are you considering starting or restarting medication for ADHD? Before you do, explore the possibility of addressing an allergy first.
A study was done in 2013 showing that many patients diagnosed with ADHD also had increased signs of asthma, skin infection, and need for antihistamines than those not diagnosed. Many doctors conclude that this shows a link between allergies and ADHD. Despite this, simply taking medications could potentially increase the problem, thanks to many stimulating or sedating properties found in decongestants and inhalers.
Do I still have your attention? Haven’t dozed off yet, then? Good job fighting those symptoms! Keep reading for tips on how to continue combating these symptoms.
Life is meant to be lived with us involved with every moment. Don’t spend another minute distracted or sleepwalking through your day. Talk to one of the Grand Rapids Allergy experts today about refocusing your life!
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