Do you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed ? Are headaches, nasal congestion or sore throats just part of your regular routine? Is it difficult to remember the last time you slept well, or woke up without feeling stiff and sore or tired? If “Yes,” then it is surely possible that your bedroom is making you sick.
1. Green Plants
Though indoor plants help in purifying the air and adds color to your bedroom but if you over water these plants, not only the roots will start to decay, but the soil will develop mold spores that can give rise to those asthma or airborne diseases. The solution is simple only water houseplants when the top of the soil is dry, and never leave them sitting in a tray of water.
If your bedroom window is permanently close, you’re fixing in a wide range of pollutants, including dust, mite, pollen and dander. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors, a startling figure. Hence open your bedroom windows and let fresh air get in through the room.
After a long day, you are most likely slide into your bedroom. When you rest your tired face against your pillow, did you know that this soft, comforting cradle could actually be making you sick?. Sadly, pillows rapidly develop bugs, and dust mites prompting allergic reactions like throat infection, sinus, headache and nasal blockage. Over time, pillows lose support and shape, leaving your head out of alignment with your spine. Hence, change your pillow case every few days or once in a week. Utilize an anti-allergy cover to ensure your pillow is safe to sleep in!
Pets are your family members, but when it comes to bedtime, it is always advised that they sleep in their particular space, and not on your bed. Since pet fur contains dust, pollen, and bacteria which can trigger allergy and they are likely to disrupt your sleep. Give your pets their own dedicated beds next to yours, and you are all likely to sleep better.
5. Vaccum Cleaner
Although your vacuum cleaner is the easiest way to get over the dust bunnies in the bedroom but if you are using a vacuum without a HEPA filter, you could be inhaling dust, pollen, dirt, grime and only to have it spray right back out into your bedroom air. Instead of that go for a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter that contains even the littlest of the dust particles.
Item like carpet is soft and pleasant on bare feet, making it look amazing in a bedroom. But carpet holds a lot of dust, dirt, pollen, dander and grime from shoes and feet, and it can even turn into a home to insects if your pets are plagued. At the very least, carpet needs weekly and a decent cleaning at regular intervals to avoid allergies or asthma.
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