We spend roughly 8 hours a night- 7 nights a week, 52 weeks a year over the course of our lives in bed sleeping. That’s about 232,960 hours we spend in bed through our lifetime. Consider the environment you sleep in.
What’s near your bed head?
Look for any electrical meters or boxes on the outside/ other side of the wall. These can impact on your health in a very detrimental way over the long term. If you find that you are sleeping on the opposite side of a wall that has an electrical meter or box attached, it would be worth seriously considering moving your bed (head) to the opposite side of the room to another wall.
Do you ventilate your bedroom?
One of the most common causes of congestion and colds is breathing in stale and lifeless air. So make sure you open your bedroom window daily to circulate and vent the air in your bedroom. In order to avoid stale air in the bedroom, you need to make sure it is able to breathe- so open the windows for at least an hour a day.
What colours are your bedroom walls?
Bold colours like red and orange for example can be highly stimulating for a bedroom, so think about what colours your walls are, and if you have difficulty sleeping, if this could be related to the impact of your wall (and even bed linen) colours. It is always best to stick with neutral colours to help calm our energy when going to bed.
Other things to consider…
How toxic is the paint on your walls? Paint continues to omit chemicals over time, just like the new car smell that is more evident on a hot day. Also think about dampness in the atmosphere in winter or evaporation of toxic paint chemicals in summer. Think about the colours, materials and dies all throughout your space. Are you overloading your immune system with health hazards, or making smarter choices for your long term wellbeing?
Ducted heating is another incredibly detrimental health hazard for the respiratory system that needs to be assessed for it’s impact on your wellbeing. If you have this type of heating in your home and suffer from allergies, asthma or respiratory conditions, it may be a good idea to look into other healthier options.
Salt therapy is also a fantastic natural way of supporting the lungs and chest in clearing any congestion built up from such environmental influences.