Our bedroom is the place where we can hide from the world, quiet our mind and find true solace. But, the same bedroom has the potential to house a number of health-damaging toxins, both visible and invisible. While most of the visible toxins can be taken care of, but, most of the invisible ones may be an underlying cause of a host of common symptoms such as nagging fatigue, skin irritations and rashes, respiratory conditions and even insomnia. So, get up and clean the bedroom so that your body has the chance it needs to detoxify and regenerate while sleeping.
1. Detox THE MATTRESS
Conventional mattresses are typically made with synthetic materials that contain toxins such as polyurethane, PBDEs, formaldehyde and boric acid which pose a significant health risk. These chemicals are so invasive that they are even showing up in human breast milk, so make the extra effort to avoid them.
Switch your mattress out for an organic cotton, wool, or natural latex one or cover your existing mattress with a cotton barrier encasing. Organic cotton covers will reduce your exposure to any toxic emissions from the mattress.
2. THE ELECTRONICS
Turn off all electronics while in the bedroom, or even better yet, don’t bring them into the bedroom in the first place. This will not only improve your sleep, and reduce your risk of possible health effects, but it will even spice up your sex life! Minimize the technology in the room. So text and phone later, save your T.V. time for earlier in the evening, and keep your bedroom available for some intimate and calm things.
Synthetic paint contains VOCs as well. The health effects of these chemicals are varied and more harmful than the hazards mentioned above.
Go for 100% organic and biodegradable paint. Green Planet Paints, Milk Paint,American Clay and Yolo Colorhouse will help you with a variety of organic paints.
4. Detox THE SHEETS
Toss the old ones out and invest in a pair of 100% organic cotton sheets, no fabric blends which have been found to cause serious diseases. The most decent organic cotton sheets by Boll & Branch are something to die for. They are undoubtedly the ticket to heaven. With no chemicals and the sheer silkiness of the fabric you’ll have a
better and safer night’s sleep.
5. Freshen up THE AIR
Studies have shown that the air inside of our homes, especially our bedrooms, contain a multitude of toxins including VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Air purifier is the most suitable way of purifying the air inside your bedroom. This is as essential as a water purifier, or purchasing organic food. This is most certainly a serious
investment is worth the cost. It is a one-time purchase, and it has been proven to remove all dust, allergens, chemicals (VOCs), gasses, viruses and bacteria. Another easy way air quality is to use only natural candles made from vegetable, soybean or beeswax, with 100% essential-oil fragrances, and to eliminate any VOCs.