This post was sponsored by Xyzal® Allergy 24HR, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Ad.
Dave has long struggled with spring allergies. He gets congested, has to constantly clear his throat, and he is the only person I know that can seriously sneeze at least 30 times in a row! It’s like non-stop, rapid fire sneezing! While it’s a bit funny, I know being stuffed up and sneezing all the time isn’t fun. On top of that his symptoms get much worse when he mows the lawn.
That’s why I was interested to learn that Xyzal Allergy 24 HR, an antihistamine, is now available over-the-counter (OTC) on retail shelves nationwide. At full prescription strength it is designed to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies and it’s made to be as effective at hour 24 as it is at hour 1.
If your allergies make you tired, you’ll be intrigued to learn about a social experiment that used wearable devices to track the sleep and activity habits of 80 allergy sufferers and 80 non-allergy sufferers. It found that allergy sufferers had a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than people without allergies. It was also found that allergy sufferers were also less rested and less physically active during the day than people without allergies.
According to the social experiment:
- Allergy symptoms were the top factor that negatively impacted the sleep of allergy sufferers – even more so than stress, temperature, discomfort, or work
- An allergy sufferers sleep could be disrupted nearly 4 times more than that of a person without allergies
- Allergy sufferers traveled an average of 3.16 miles a day while active, while non-allergy sufferers whereas people without allergies traveled 3.35 miles. This averages to 69 fewer miles a year – the distance of two and a half marathons!
What’s even better, the makers of the new Xyzal Allergy 24HR care about the results of this social experiment and are sharing it to encourage allergy sufferers to Wise Up about the importance of managing your allergies this spring so you can have a better night’s sleep and Rise Up in the morning to take on the day.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Xyzal Wise Up and Rise Up Kit!
- 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)
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Giveaway is open only to US residents ages 18 years of age or older.
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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.