I finally slept through the night without waking up from a stuffy nose, sore through, or wheezy lungs
As the youngest of five siblings, I was often teased mercilessly by my brothers and sisters. I was naive and oblivious until I reached middle school, making me an easy target. On top of that, I wasn’t the strongest kid physically and I was sick all of the time. You’d think that I would enjoy staying home from school, but not when the reason is being so sick you can barely get out of bed. This would bar me from playing with my friends after school as well. During this time, my pediatrician diagnosed me with asthma and told me to carry a rescue inhaler with me wherever I went. This was a source of frustration for me because I hate being teased for using an inhaler at school in front of other students. There were caricatures of the nerdy kid with glasses using an inhaler on all sorts of cartoons growing up, and this certainly didn’t help me whatsoever. Nowadays I don’t have to worry about other people looking at me with a funny face just for using my doctor prescribed medication. At home I have to use good air conditioner filters to collect as many allergens as possible. I recently upgraded from MERV 11 filters to MERV 14 filters, and I can honestly say that they are worth every penny regardless of how much they cost. I finally slept through the night without waking up from a stuffy nose, sore through, or wheezy lungs. The difference is night and day between the two different quality air conditioner filters.