How’s the Air in Your Bedroom?

How’s the Air in Your Bedroom?

Sleep Series

 We say this all the time, our goal is to provide healthy skin products that motivate individuals to take better care of their skin which leads to taking better care of every aspect of their life. So, let's delve into the fascinating topic of indoor air quality in your bedroom and its impact on your skin. Your bedroom, where you spend approximately one-third of your life, can significantly affect your skin health. Here's how:

 

  1. The Truth About Indoor Air Quality:
  • Air Pollution: Air quality isn't just an outdoor concern. Bad outdoor air can infiltrate your home through doors, windows, and leaks. Additionally, indoor air contains allergens like dust, pet dander, and mold. Chemicals from building materials, furniture, scents, and cleaners also contribute to indoor air pollution.
  • Recirculation: Without proper ventilation, indoor pollutants accumulate, recirculating within your home. This can lead to skin issues and other health problems.

 

  1. Focus on Your Bedroom:
  • Allergens and Triggers: Your bedroom tends to harbor the highest number of allergens. To improve indoor air quality, start with your sleep sanctuary.
  • Practical Steps:
    • Use CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® allergen barrier bedding.
    • Wash your sheets weekly in 130°F water.
    • Keep pets out of your bedroom and off your bed.
    • Avoid letting wet or damp clothing pile up.
    • Replace your mattress every 10 years and pillows varies from every two years to 6 months. Check out my article “Is Your Pillow Taking Care of You?”
    • Vacuum floors and mattresses weekly.
    • Consider using a CERTIFIED air cleaner.
    • If possible, use central air conditioning with a CERTIFIED HVAC filter.
    • If your bedroom has a connected bathroom, address allergens there too by running a fan or vent after showering to prevent mold.
    • Fix any leaks near sinks, toilets, tubs, and showers.

 

  1. Humidity Matters Too:
  • Extremely low humidity can lead to chronic dry skin, chapped lips, a scratchy throat, and an itchy nose. Maintaining optimal humidity levels in your bedroom is essential for skin health.

 

Remember, a well-ventilated, allergen-free bedroom contributes not only to better sleep but also to healthier, glowing skin. Sweet dreams and healthy skin from Profile Nourishment! 🌙✨

 

References:

(1) Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom. https://community.aafa.org/blog/breathe-easier-improving-indoor-air-quality-in-your-bedroom.

(2) 6 Health Symptoms Associated With Humidity - getawair.com. https://www.getawair.com/blog/6-health-symptoms-associated-with-humidity.

(3) Dry Air: How Dry Air Can Affect Your Health, Plus Prevention Tips. https://www.healthline.com/health/dry-air.

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