How to Deal with Spring Allergies as a Voice Over Artist

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, and of course, that means pollen is among us. While we all love the beautiful flowers, the pollen is another story. Pollen makes many of us sick with watery eyes, congestion, headaches, and more.

When you work as a voice over artist, allergies can be your worst nightmare. Not only does it affect you voice, but your mood isn’t the best. You may be tired, groggy, and just not in the mood to be excited, happy, or any emotion that is positive.

The good news is that there is something you can do about it. You can get through this allergy season, and continue to work as a voice over artist. All you need to do is try these tips.

  • Humidifier

Use a humidifier at night and throughout the day. The moisture will keep your throat clear from mucus, and keep your nasal passages clear. This will help your voice return to normal.

  • Take Frequent Breaks

Your throat and nasal passages will only remain clear for so long. You will need to take breaks to clear them again, so you can control your voice.

  • Avoid Drowsy Medications

When you’re drowsy, you may not be as motivated. This can affect your voice abilities.

If you need to take the medication, try to take it at night, so you can sleep it off, and still have some of the effects when you wake up.

  • Drink, Drink, and Drink Some More

Water is the best thing you can drink, but tea will be helpful too. It’s good to put honey in it. This will coat your throat and clear your nasal passages for at least a few minutes.

  • Local Raw Honey

Purchase local raw honey and take a teaspoon a day. Local raw honey includes all of the allergens in your area, and when you take it every day, your body becomes immune to it.

  • Neti-Pot

The Neti-Pot can clear out your nasal passages completely, so it will give you several minutes to several hours of freedom from the congestion depending on severity of your allergies.

  • Air Purifier in Your Studio

This can clear your studio of any allergens that your body is reacting to as you’re working. If you can leave it on for a while, you may be able to start feeling better the more time you spend there.

Give these allergy tips a try the next time you’re battling allergies while you’re trying to work. They may just make you feel so much better, and be able to be just as productive.