How to Detoxify Your Bedroom

When you wake up in the morning after a restful night’s sleep, your day gets off to a great start. Unfortunately, many people fail to get the restful sleep they need to lead happy, healthy lives. This is, in part, due to a toxic atmosphere in the bedroom. According to the Better Sleep Council, removing toxins from your bedroom air can help create a healthy sleep environment. Here are several suggestions for detoxifying your bedroom space. 

Clean With Lemon Juice

Rather than use harsh chemicals to clean your bedroom, try squeezing fresh lemon juice into a spray bottle and diluting it with water to create a cleaning solution that’s naturally antibacterial and leaves a fresh scent behind. 

Invest In Red Lighting

It’s a fact that bright lights can disrupt your body’s natural sleep patterns, so when you’re in bed, it’s best to avoid them. Try replacing your room’s regular white lightbulb with a red one or hang some red LEDs in your room to turn on when you turn out the lights. 

According to some experts, red light helps encourage sleep. 

Hang A Plant

Plants not only brighten up a space, but they also help detoxify the air and lower anxiety. Spider plants are especially good in a bedroom because they grow well in low light and they have a knack for removing toxins from the air. 

Leave Technology Out

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the blue light emitted by electronic screens stimulates our brains making it harder to fall asleep. Rather than scroll through Facebook before bed, try reading a book instead. Also, switch out your phone’s alarm clock feature for a manual solar-powered alarm clock instead to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary. 

Introduce Lavender Into The Space

The scent of lavender has been proven to induce relaxation and better sleep. You have many options for introducing lavender into your bedroom such as a lavender-infused sleep mask, soy lavender-scented candles, or even lavender pillow spray. Embrace the scent of lavender to get a more restful sleep. 

Revamp With VOC-Free Paint

If you’re looking to give your bedroom a facelift, be sure to opt for VOC-free paint. While this kind of paint can be more pricey than regular paint, it won’t release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air in your bedroom. 

Choose The Right Colors

Without a doubt, the best color for a bedroom is blue. This is because your eyes are sensitive to blue (more so than any other color) and when they see it, they notify your brain that you’re in a calming environment. Use varying shades of blue to decorate your bedroom to create a calming, relaxing space conducive to a better night’s sleep. 

If you’re looking to create a toxin-free bedroom environment that encourages good sleep and restfulness, try the ideas listed above.