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Tips to create an eco-friendly bedroom (Part 1)

You've read the news - bad, environmentally-damaging habits have taken a toll on the weather, air, and ourselves. It's not too late to make a change, and you can start from the bedroom. Here are four simple ways to create an eco-friendly bedroom that makes you feel good naturally. 


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GO NATURAL

Stay away from flame-retardant and synthetic materials, which contain a lot of chemicals. Choose natural fibres such as cotton and linen, and wash your bedding and pajamas with natural laundry soaps. To keep your white sheets bright, choose oxygen bleach, found in most supermarkets. Give chlorine bleach a pass as it is very toxic to you and the environment.

GET A PLANT

Plants are natural air purifiers, and a great option would be Mother-in-Law's Tongue, or Snake Plant, which sucks up toxins to clean the air as you sleep! The plant can be found in nurseries or even in the horticulture section of Ikea.

KEEP IT AIRY AND FRESH

Bedrooms house most furnishings such as mattress, bedding and cushions, which attract pests such as moths and dust mites. Keep your closets damp-free, and air and vacuum your mattress regularly. Store away extra bedding in plastic tubs or vacuum-sealed packs.

SIMPLIFY AND ORGANISE

Clutter is not just a physical condition, as it can also intrude into our mental well-being. You'll wake up feeling more rested and productive in an uncluttered space, so identify trouble spots (bedside table, closets) and get them sorted out.

Tip! Studies show that using a tablet, computer or electronic device two hours before bedtime can drop levels of melatonin, the chemicals in your brain that helps you to relax and have a restful sleep. So keep your electronics out of the bedroom - you'll feel better rested in the morning.

Read part two here.

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