Do you often wake up feeling stiff and sore? Does your morning routine always involve dealing with a sore throat, nasal congestion, or a headache? Do you feel more tired when you wake up than when you went to bed the night before? Can you even remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep?
If you answered yes to these questions, your bedroom might be making you sick. Here’s what you can do to sleep better next time:
Choose the Right Bed
The right bed frame can give you a comfortable night’s sleep. Metal bed frames in Kent, for example, offers stable and firm support when you sleep. And bed frames, in general, prevent mold from growing in your mattress. Because your bed isn’t on the floor, air circulates underneath your mattress and prevents mold buildup.
When choosing the right bed frame, you should consider the size of your room, the frame’s mobility – whether you can move it quickly or not, the support your body needs, and of course, the length – can it accommodate your height?
And you shouldn’t dismiss the idea of making your bed in the morning after you wake up. It does more than giving your bedroom an uncluttered look. Before going to bed, seeing a made-up bed makes your room more inviting and induces better sleep.
Change Your Sheets Regularly
Make sure that you always have clean sheets. Change your duvet covers, pillowcases, and bed sheets regularly. To give your sheets an extra dose of freshness, add half a cup of baking soda when you rinse them after washing. Do the same with your pillows.
You should also let the sun shine on your comforters once in a while – at least once every few months. Take them out and hang them in the sun.
Clean Your Wardrobes and Drawers
Wardrobes and drawers often accumulate musty and stale smells. Tackle this issue by cleaning them with baking soda.
For drawers, empty them and sprinkle baking soda in each drawer. Leave it overnight and then vacuum it the following day. For wardrobes, place a box of baking soda on any of its shelves to leave it smelling fresh. Don’t forget to change the can of baking soda once a month to keep the freshness in and prevent any stale smells.
Freshen the Carpet
Aside from your drawers and wardrobes, you should freshen your carpet. If left unclean for a long time, bacteria, pollen, mold, and other harmful elements might propagate, decreasing the quality of air in your bedroom.
You can use regular cleaning agents when vacuuming your carpet, but the chemicals of many cleaning agents can be hazardous. Instead, choose a simple solution: baking soda.
Sprinkle baking soda onto your carpet. Make sure that all areas are covered. Leave it for an hour or so, and then vacuum everything thoroughly. Do this at least once every few weeks or once a month.
Ideally, your bedroom should always smell fresh and clean. Otherwise, if you leave it smelling dusty, musty, or just plain stinky, you are unintentionally preventing the restorative power of a good night’s sleep.