Sleep is a time for our bodies to rest, recharge, and renew themselves, and that includes doing the important work of clearing out toxins and unwanted chemicals throughout the body. But unfortunately, many bedroom environments are full of toxins and harsh chemicals, which makes it impossible for your body to clear them out. At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to help kids and families everywhere experience the power of healthy, restful sleep, so we wanted to offer a few tips on how to detox your home – and in particular, your bedroom.
Tips for a Toxin-Free Bedroom
While it's important to eliminate toxins everywhere in your home, the bedroom is doubly important. It's where we spend a third of our lives, and it's also where we go to rest and rejuvenate. Here are a few tips for creating a non-toxic environment both in your child's bedroom and in your home in general:
- Get a Non-Toxic Mattress: The first thing on your list for detoxing the house is to make sure your child is sleeping on a safe, non-toxic mattress. Many children's beds are made with harsh, toxic chemicals that release nasty gases, so make sure your child has a high-quality mattress that's made without toxins and other harsh chemicals.
- Switch to Non-Toxic Detergent: As good as freshly-done laundry may smell, that extra clean scent is the mark of artificial chemicals. Switching to a non-toxic, chemical-free detergent helps ensure you're not adding unnecessary chemicals to your bedding.
- Pick Up Some Plants: Adding a couple of house plants to a room can help increase the oxygen content and naturally filter the air, leading to a cleaner, healthier environment.
- Switch to Non-Toxic Furniture: Wooden furniture may seem innocent, but if it's made from plywood, it can off-gas toxic chemicals like formaldehyde. Make sure that your child's bedframe and other furniture is non-toxic and made from natural materials.
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We hope these tips help you create a healthier, toxin-free environment for you and your child to sleep in, and if you're ready to switch to a world-class non-toxic children's mattress, we can help. We offer one of the best kid's mattresses on the market, and we're proud to use only non-toxic materials in our kid's bedding. Take the 100 Night Rest Test and try for yourself today!