Remove Bedroom Household Chemicals and Other Allergens to Create an Allergen Free BedroomYour head hits the pillow and ten million skin cell munching dust mites too. Household chemical particles and fumes billow up from your bedding and carpet as you snooze. And all these bedroom air pollutants in the morning really give you the respiratory blues. Here's the guide on how to make your bedroom allergy proof.
How to Create An Allergen Proof Bedroom Free of Household Chemicals, Dust Mites, and Other Indoor Air Pollutants
Do you often wake up with burning eyes, congested sinuses, stopped up nose, headache, and other common allergy symptoms?
If so, you are probably suffering from bedroom allergies caused by either inorganic or organic allergens which are causing poor indoor air quality in your bedroom. This guide will help you identify the sources of these indoor air pollutants and give you some tips for creating an allergy proof bedroom.
Because one-third of our time indoors is spent sleeping in our bedrooms, indoor air quality in bedrooms is of particular importance.
Our breathing during sleep also tends to be deeper than when we are awake so indoor air pollution gases and particles are more efficiently respired into our lungs while we sleep. Another reason why creating an allergy free bedroom is so important.
Inorganic allergens often include particles and gases which can originate from the man-made contents of your bedroom or home in general. These can also include the below common household chemicals used in or around your bedroom.
But inorganic allergens can also be off-gassing from the very materials your home is constructed of. Two examples being formaldehyde from glue in OSB particle board in the walls, or volatile chemicals emmitted from drywall, varnish, paint, or wall to wall carpeting.
The wearing down of solid objects inside the home or bedroom can also release very fine inorganic dust which often contains flame retardants such as from plastic casings of electronics or bedding. All airborne dust particles are inhalation hazards and their removal is key to creating an allergen proof bedroom.
Bedroom air cleaning using a true HEPA room air purifier with activated carbon gas filtration will go far in purifying the air you breath while sleeping. Here is the best home air purifier for creating an allergy proof bedroom. It is proven to filter out almost 100% of the gaseous and particulate indoor air pollutants and is much more powerful and efficient than most room air cleaners.
You can also install whole house HEPA furnace filters such as filtrete filters for the return air duct which will purify the ventilated air from your furnace air ducts.
However, don't forget about source control to remove the sources of both inorganic and organic air pollutants. Air cleaning and ventilation is not enough.
If you have any of the following household chemical products inside your house I strongly recommend you read the label closely for storage, disposal, and usage instructions.
Better yet, you should find natural, non-toxic alternatives to all of the following household chemicals and stop using them altogether.
If you go back to the house of chemicals using the link at the top of this page, you will find my extensive home made green cleaning chemicals and non-toxic household product alternatives. They are cheap, effective, environmentally friendly, and a lot more healthy for you and your home compared to the following household chemicals:
More Tips for Creating an Allergen Proof BedroomBesides household chemicals used or stored in or around your bedroom areas, there are other non-chemical causes of bedroom allergies which are easy to control. The following tips will help you create an allergen proof bedroom which will help you sleep better and wake up less congested in the morning.
Once you have created an allergy proof bedroom by following the above steps to remove both chemicals and creatures you will likely notice that you will fall asleep easier, sleep better in general, and you'll wake up without burning eyes, itchy throat, or sinus congestion. You will also probably be better rested and more energetic and your risk of respiratory infections and illness should be reduced in the long run as well.
Sweet dreams. Don't let the bed bugs bite.
But if they do, it is yet more reason to get yourself some mattress covers. And for pete's sake don't try to kill them by spraying toxic pesticides in your bedroom like they do in many hotel rooms. Always look for an environmentally friendly, non-toxic alternative solution. Keep your bedroom chemical free.