Detoxify Your Bedroom

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Your household can actually be a toxic environment for your body. Considering that we spend at least eight hours in the bedroom, it definitely should be the first detoxification you should carry out. Your bedroom houses various toxic elements, starting from the harsh chemicals on your bed, to the toxicity of the paint applied on your walls.

How your bed might be toxic

Most bed sheets are made using cotton, a product you believe is natural. It is natural, the only problem would be the fact that it contains pesticides, toxins and herbicides. Your skin does not offer much protection against these harsh chemicals, inevitably these chemicals will enter your bloodstream. Mattresses are commonly made with polyurethane and also get treated with fire retardants. Exposure to these fire retardants causes negative health effects such as thyroid hormonal disruption and causes permanent learning impairments and memory impairment. Some chemicals used on mattresses as stain resistance have been proven to be carcinogenic. To make matters worse, those chemicals will emit gas, which you would be directly breathing in until you wake up the following day. If the frame of your bed is made with particleboard, you should get it replaced as particle board releases formaldehyde gas, which is classified by the national cancer institute to be carcinogenic, causing nose and throat cancers. Research has also shown that exposure to an electromagnetic field from a nearby electrical source can cause depression, headaches, nightmares and also causes long term illnesses as well. Click this link http://www.eastwindtextiles.com.au/collections/bath-towels for further information regarding bamboo bath towels.

Necessary measures to detoxify your bed

Replace your cotton bed sheets with organic bamboo sheets.

Not only are organic bamboo sheets free of any harmful chemicals, they’re also environmentally friendly. Replace your particleboard bed frame with a solid wood frame. Check with the retailer about the contents of your mattress. If the mattress has any toxicity, replace it with a mattress that does not contain any of the chemicals stated above, such mattresses are often advertised to be made 100% or at least 80% from latex foam. If purchasing a new mattress is not in your budget, cover your current mattress with an organic mattress topper with a thread count dense enough to block the gases emitted from the mattress.

Other possible contributors

The paint coat of your wall can be possibly be one of the highest contributors to toxicity within your home. Multiple chemicals are used in the production of paint and prolonged exposure can create allergies and other health issues. Research for non-toxic plant based paint and consider repainting your house to reduce the toxicity of your home. Remove stubborn carpets that refuse to let go of the dirt and pathogens trapped within it. Replace the carpets with a hardwood floor for a comfortable and natural alternative.