Making Your Bedroom a Healthier Place to Sleep

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The bedroom is a place for us to relax and recharge. It’s where we spend a large chunk of our time, even if most of this is spent asleep. When we were kids, tidying this space was viewed as a worthless chore, but that doesn’t mean that it’s one you can give up as an adult.

Cleaning may not be the most exciting job on the planet, but it’s necessary to ensure a good night’s rest. With that in mind, here are six things that you can do to make your bedroom a healthier place to sleep.

Clear Out Your Junk

Clutter is a huge source of stress for most of us, making it impossible to relax completely, even in the bedroom. It can also trap all sorts of nasties, like bacteria and dust, which are harmful to your health and can irritate your lungs throughout the night.

To prevent this, you should have a clear out of your bedroom and get rid of anything that isn’t necessary for sleeping.

Add Some Green

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While plants aren’t necessarily required for sleeping, they definitely deserve a place in your bedroom. Beyond adding something pretty to look at, plants can improve the air quality in your room, by removing harmful particles and increasing levels of oxygen.

This helps you to breathe easier, meaning sleep is less interrupted. Exposure to plants can also reduce your stress. Even something like a terrarium is great for a bedroom.

Replace The Old Mattress

Mattresses get dirty like anything else on your bed, so it’s important that you clean yours regularly. You should also replace mattresses every eight years or so.

Opting for a brand with a warranty, like silentnight mattresses, means that you save money when yours wears out before its time. Once you have your new mattress, make sure you remember to flip it now and then.

Deep Clean Any Carpets & Rugs

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As comfortable and cosy as carpets and rugs are, they are also a magnet for dirt, dust, and other harmful particles. To keep this from causing any irritation, you should make sure that you deep clean your carpets at least once a month.

Avoid any harsh, store-bought chemicals, as they can be just as damaging to your lungs. You should also aim to vacuum your bedroom at least once every week.

Ban Your Furry Friends

As cute as they may be, cats, dogs, and other furry friends are full of allergens. Whether it be the fur on their back or whatever they track in from outside, they can cause asthma, allergies, and other issues.

Because of this, you should keep them out of your room when possible, particularly at night time. If you can’t or won’t ban them from your bedroom, then make sure that they stay off your bed.

Keep The Lights Low

Light pollution and artificial lighting can both have some seriously negative effects on your sleep. This is because they confuse your brain and make it think that it’s still daytime.

For this reason, you should do your best to keep your bedroom as dark as possible throughout the night. Make sure that screens are kept outside or turned off and use blackout blinds or curtains.

Got Anything to Add?

With the advice above, you should be able to create a healthier place for you to sleep.

What do you do to keep your bedroom a healthy and happy place? Let us know by commenting below.

Until next time, here’s to a good nights sleep.

Helen, Nial and Lewis

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