Dec 01, 2017
by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée
The bedroom. It’s one of the most important rooms in your home, making it one of the first places to detox.
It’s where you sleep after a loooong day of work, raising kids, and running errands. It’s where your kid’s recover after being exposed to germs at school. And where we all, big and small, get a good night’s sleep in order to stay healthy (1).
One third (1/3) of our time is spent sleeping. (2)
That means we spend 1/3 of our lives lying in bedding, covered in sheets and blankets with our heads propped on pillows - the very products that could be affecting our health.
Blankets, comforters, pillows, and sheets can contain chemicals such as formaldehyde (3), PDBEs (4) and flame retardants (5) that prevent our bodies from recovering and have been connected with the following.
…it’s important to avoid these chemicals….
Detoxing your bedroom starts with buying nontoxic furniture - the bed and bedding itself are two areas to tackle first. Since bedding is the less expensive of the two, let’s start there.
Next time you crawl into bed, tuck in your kids or snuggle up with a blanket, know that your bedding is allowing your body to recover. There is peace of mind in that.
Register below to learn more about the D-Tox Academy to detox your home and life at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
The D-Tox Academy will give members access to specific brands of products, and tips for how to use and maintain products. The academy includes short videos and checklists that are helpful when making healthier changes.
(3) Tox Town
(4) US EPA
Each month, we will "meditate" on a body part or system. The goal is to connect with our body, senses, and symptoms to rely on this curiosity and "listening" as guidance for a gentle, detox journey.
This article is for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that it features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. Views expressed in this article by an expert are the views of the expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Nontoxic Living or Ruan Living.
Access Sophia's shopping list for her household staples. They're her favorite low toxic items that she can't live without. Also see which EMF protection products she uses.