Close those windows.
We know you love that crisp spring air drifting in the room at night. But what’s worse: the room being a bit stuffy, or your nose being a lot stuffy? Like histamine hamster, pollen can sneak through the tiniest openings, like those holes in your window screen. They sneak through, and head right to your bed. So if your windows are open, pollen is wreaking havoc on your sinuses all night long. There are some specialized window screens that claim to filter out pollen — but we can’t vouch for them. All we know for sure is: they can’t sneak through glass.
Filter your air.
Whether you have the windows open or not, installing an air filter in your bedroom could be really helpful. Some filters claim to filter out over 99% of pollutants, including pollens and dust mites.
Brush the dog in another room.
Pets are furry allergen magnets. If yours sleeps in your bed, and you’d feel bad kicking out poor Marmaduke during allergy season, then at the very least consider brushing him each night before he hops up on the bed for the night. Use a good brush, and ideally brush him in the garage or outside. It won’t get all the pollen off, but it’ll help.