Detoxing your bedroom
Toxins can exist in your bedroom in a variety of unexpected ways. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be that way and, with a few tips, you’ll know exactly how to make your space sparkle!
Most of us spend at least a third of our day in our bedroom so it’s one area of our home that deserves special attention when it comes to keeping it clean. Unfortunately, it’s often the room where we let our cleanliness slip the most. Whether it’s because it’s a room that guests will never see, or that we only see it ourselves first thing in the morning or last thing at night, it often slips our minds. This can lead to a build-up of an array of toxins which will negatively affect both our sleep and our general health. To combat that, here are four tips for keeping your bedroom clean and free from toxins.
Though it may not be the first ‘toxin’ that springs to mind, having screens or electronic devices in your bedroom can seriously hamper our sleep and have a negative influence on our health. Experts recommend leaving all electronics elsewhere in your home when you’re heading to bed. Blue light from screens has been shown to hinder sleep quality. The temptation to check your work email or scroll on social media proves too tempting for most. So do yourself a favour, and unplug before bed!
KEEP YOUR BEDDING CLEAN
Beds are the centrepiece of any bedroom and demand a regular, thorough clean. During sleep, most people will sweat and shed some skin cells into their bedding. This can’t really be prevented but it can be dealt with. The best way is to wash your sheets and pillowcases on a high temperature to wipe out any bacteria or dust mites that might have appeared.
STORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS ELSEWHERE
Though it may be convenient to keep your moisturisers, deodorant and any other product by your bedside, studies suggest that this should be avoided. Due to the powerful fragrances and chemicals contained in these products, they can often lead to a decrease in the air quality of your bedroom. Consider keeping them elsewhere and the number of potentially harmful irritants in the air will be significantly reduced.
NAIL THE BASICS
It’s essential to regularly vacuum your home and the bedroom in particular. One of the main reasons to keep on top of it is the prevalence of dust mites in bedrooms. These mites can appear almost anywhere so be sure to carefully vacuum all parts of the room, including under your bed. If possible, pick up a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter as it will catch even the finest dust particles. When it comes to dusting, make sure that you go beyond the obvious areas. Dust can gather in the most unlikely places and needs to be wiped away regularly to ensure a clean sleeping environment.
Keeping harmful toxins out of your bedroom is vital in ensuring that you get a good night’s sleep. With these tips, you’ll be able to detox your space and relax in the knowledge that your sleeping area is spotless!