“When you are still young, cleaning your room was likely just treated as another task, not something beneficial. Tidying up may not be fun or energizing, but rather a clean room really implies more beneficial rest, making it both compensating and important. Having a perfect room can keep you more healthier by freeing your space of dust, microorganisms, and other stuff that can invade you’re resting heaven.”
Do you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed the night before? Are headaches, nasal congestion or sore throats just part of your morning routine? Is it hard to remember the last time you slept well, or woke up without feeling stiff and sore? If you find yourself nodding, “Yes,” to these questions, it’s possible that your bedroom is making you sick.
1. Your Pillow
After a long, hard day, you probably let out a sigh of relief when your head hits the pillow. Unfortunately, pillows quickly build up excessive amounts of health busters such as bacteria, mold spores and dust mites, leading to allergy symptoms such as sore throat, headache and congestion. Pillows should be replaced at least once per year if they aren’t washable. Use an anti-allergy cover to protect your pillow, and change the pillowcase every few days.
If it’s not allergy symptoms, but headaches, stiff neck or sore shoulders that bother you in the morning, your pillow could still be to blame. Over time, pillows lose support and shape, leaving your head out of alignment with your spine. If your pillow doesn’t spring back to its original shape after being folded in half, or it’s a foam pillow with an indentation of your head permanently etched in place, it’s time for a replacement.
2. Your Houseplants
While houseplants add a powerful punch of colorful interest to your bedroom – and even help purify the air– if you tend to overwater them, not only will your plants eventually succumb to root rot, but it’s quite likely that their soil will become home to mold spores that can trigger allergic symptoms in those susceptible to asthma or airborne allergies. 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.