Your bedroom should be your comfort zone, your retreat from the world. You should feel relaxed and breathe easier the moment you walk through the door to your personal space. Making a few simple changes can have a big impact on your health and your sleep. Let’s talk about 6 Easy Ways to Make your Bedroom Healthier.
1. Remove Clutter
Have you ever noticed how comforting it is to walk into a spa or an immaculately clean house? The key to creating a healthy bedroom is to de-clutter. Sometimes our bedrooms end up as a “catch-all” for junk. Doing a quick clean-up for guests, or simply neglecting to tidy up our bedrooms can leave them filled with clutter. Be sure to spend time organizing and cleaning your bedroom space.
2. Switch to Organic Sheets
Cotton is a crop, just like the food we eat. Most cotton is heavily treated with pesticides and standard sheets are often processed with chemicals during production. As we lie in bed, we’re breathing in those chemicals and our skin is absorbing them. Learn more about The Importance of Buying Organic Bed Linen.
Choosing organic linens is not only good for your heath, it’s also good for the environment. Companies like Syona Home are making a big impact on the world. They use the finest, 100% organic cotton from Chetna Organic, a farmers’ association that focuses on sustainability. By choosing only natural seeds, fertilizers, and chemical-free pest control, they’re able to offer us 100% natural, healthy sheets!
My favorite organic cotton sheets are the Corda Classic. They’re amazingly soft and I no longer suffer from allergies through the night when I sleep with these sheets.
3. Improve Air Quality
Improving air quality is a great way to make your bedroom healthier while reducing allergies and asthma symptoms. Choose houseplants with low light requirements to increase oxygen levels. Houseplants are both aesthetically pleasing and they clean the air.
4. Green Your Clean
A clean bedroom is a healthy bedroom, unless your spraying your furniture with toxic chemicals! It’s simple to make your own cleaning products with a few basic ingredients. Toss the harmful cleaners and make your own. Check out DIY Organic Green Cleaning Solutions.
Mix these simple solutions to have a sparkling clean, green bedroom in no time.
- Soft Scrub Alternative – Works great for sinks, showers, bath tubs, tile and grout.
- 2 Tbsp baking soda, 5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil (or the juice of half a lemon) and 1/4 cup water
- Wood Cleaner – Works great for all types of wood furniture from bed frames to dressers and night stands. See Wood Cleaner Recipe for full instructions.
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Isopropyl Alcohol (70%)
- 1/2 tsp. Jojoba Oil
- 1/2 tsp. Natural Dish Soap (I used Ology)
- 75 drops of citrus essential oil (any citrus will work, I used Orange and Lemon)
- 12 oz. Spray Bottle
- Glass Cleaning – Believe it or not, you don’t need a lot of cleaning supplies to get glass sparkling clean. Simply invest in a high quality microfiber cleaning cloth designed for glass. Zabada Clean makes a variety of cleaning cloths to make your glass crystal clean.
5. Use Himalayan Salt Lamps
Adding himalayan salt lamps to your night stand is a great way to improve health and get a better night sleep. Himalayn salt lamps release negative ions, which have a positive impact on the body. Salt naturally attracts water, so these lamps trap humidity, pollen and dust particles from the air. The contaminants are locked in the salt block and the humid air is cleansed and released back into the room. The clean air provided by Himalayan salt lamps is similar to sea air, which has been proven to clear the airways and improve respiratory conditions.
6. Ban Smart Devices
Studies have proven that the bright light from smart devices can have a negative impact on sleep. Kick your phones, tablets and TV to the curb. Make your bedroom a healthy, no electronics zone. Not only will this help you get a better night sleep, but it also removes the positive ions being emitted by all those devices. Positive ions can cause chemical imbalances and have a negative impact on physical and emotional health.
Creating a healthy bedroom environment is easy and satisfying. It may also pave the way for more romantic rendezvous between the sheets, if that’s what you’re hoping for! Start by de-cluttering and transitioning to organic linens. Then de-toxify the space by cleaning with non-toxic cleaners and adding house plants. Remove electronics, turn on your himalayan salt lamp and essential oil diffuser and feel your mind and body relax and drift away.
*Disclosure – Syona Home graciously provided my family with a set of Organic Cotton Sheets as part of my research into improving the health of my bedroom. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. No additional compensation was received.
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