In this article we will look into some ways to improve the air in the bedroom for a good nights’ sleep. The business ‘Right As Rain’ associated with this blog operates in a hot, humid environment so we will look at methods that clean the air, cool it down and lower the humidity.
Sources of Dust Mites and Allergens in the bedroom
- Carpet/dirty floors
- Bedding, especially older bedding and bedding that has no anti-allergenic properties.
- Wardrobes and linen cupboards
- Dust on blinds, ceiling fans and other surfaces
- Having a variety of trinkets that require regular dusting
- Airflow into the room from other parts of the house and from the outside.
The first step in ensuring there is good air quality in the bedroom is by removing as much of these sources of allergens as possible.
- You may consider finding a place without carpet.
- Invest in anti-allergenic bedding. Ensure air flow is present underneath the mattress and clean sheets regularly.
- Put your clothing inside a wardrobe that is kept shut; better yet keep clothing and linen in another room.
- Keep the bedroom clutter free and easy to clean as possible. Simply put: The harder it is to clean the less often you will be able to do it.
- You may also consider a self-closing bedroom door to keep odours and allergens from other parts of the house like the bathroom, toilet and kitchen entering into the area where you will spend 8 hours or so a night sleeping.
- Another product that prevents allergens entering the bedroom is pollen (and dust) guard fly screens.
Cleaning The Air We Breathe In The Bedroom
No matter how hard you try to remove sources of allergens in the bedroom, air in an indoor environment will become dirty without systems in place to clean it. These are a few ways to clean the air in the bedroom that can help with poor quality sleep, allergy problems, snoring and sleep apnea.
- Vacuum and mop flooring as often as possible.
- Use an air conditioner with good quality air filtration. Keeping the air cooler on hot days will reduce mould and bacteria growth.
- Consider introducing a couple of indoor plants in the bedroom.
- Use 8 hour beeswax candles to ionise the air during the night removing allergens and pollutants in conjunction with a silent running nebulising diffuser filled with half eucalyptus oil and half tea tree oil. This is the best combination for allergy protection in a hot, humid environment as it cleans the air, adds soothing essential oils that clear your airways and doesn’t humidify your bedroom. Win win!