Sometimes you’re doing everything right. Sometimes you go to bed early and don’t keep yourself up crushing candy all night. And yet you still wake up feeling tired and unrested. Today we’re going to confront one of the common issues that can keep you tossing and turning all night and make it hard to wake up on the right side of the bed: air quality.
If you think about it, we (should) spend more time in bed than anywhere else in the house. Nearly 1/3 of our lives will be played out on a mattress. And unfortunately the quality of air surrounding us is pretty dreadful. With the warm temperatures of our bodies under blankets, our beds are the perfect spot for microorganisms and inorganic particles to thrive, and with our constant shifting in our sleep, we kick up all of those nasty things into the air.
If you sleep with your head under the blankets, I’ve got bad news for you. Your air contains about 20 times the pollutants. According to a study from the University of Texas, there are certain things you can do to increase the quality of the air you’re breathing in bed.
The study suggests sleeping on your back with your head propped up on a pillow. A heavy blanket can stifle a large portion of the particulates in the air. You should also wash your bedding and vacuum your bed once per week to eliminate most of the buildup. That will also help extend the life of your mattress!
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