It has been recently reported that the thunderstorm asthma season looms, allergy sufferers across Australia should be on high alert, with Ambulance Victoria's emergency management director, Justin Dunlop, warning that conditions are reminiscent of the deadly 2016 event in Melbourne. The peak thunderstorm asthma season is predicted to begin on October 1 and extend until the end of December, coinciding with a hotter and drier spring forecast.
In 2016, Melbourne witnessed the world's largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event, resulting in a crisis that overwhelmed emergency services. According to the Victorian Department of Health, in 30 hours, there was a 672 per cent increase in respiratory-related presentations to Victorian public hospitals.
For asthmatics and allergy sufferers, taking precautions during thunderstorms is crucial. This includes avoiding outdoor activities during thunderstorms in spring or early summer, monitoring pollen counts and weather forecasts, and always carrying their reliever puffer. -
In light of these concerns, Sleep Corp's range of Protect-A-Bed mattress and pillow protectors offer a silver lining for those seeking respite from asthma triggers in the bedroom. The protectors feature Miracle Layer technology, which creates a protective barrier against allergens in the bed, including those originating from pollen and dust mites that are known to trigger asthma. This ensures you can rest easy and breathe comfortably by turning your bedroom into a haven during thunderstorm asthma season.
Australia boasts one of the world's highest rates of asthma, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, affecting one in ten individuals, with allergies affecting one in five. By choosing Protect-a-Bed mattress and pillow protectors, you can take a proactive step toward safeguarding your health and ensuring a peaceful night's sleep, regardless of the weather outside.
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