Healthy bedrooms

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important to one’s health. We spend roughly one-third of our lives in the bedroom. So it’s no surprise that when things aren’t “healthy” in the bedroom, our whole life can be affected.

Freedom 43 TV shows us that there are ways to make your bedroom a more relaxing place.

Dr. Kenneth Weizer Sleeping Expert says, “Look at your bedroom in new eyes… start from scratch… what do you want to do there… do you want to be stressed there… or do you want it to be your sanctuary?”

That’s what a bedroom should be, a sanctuary, a place you go to let your mind and your body recover. But all too often it’s not a restful place at all.

Anna Huber is a billing manager who has trouble sleeping, “I use my phone a lot before bedtime. I need to be sleeping, but it’s keeping my mind kind of going I guess.”

General clutter, dirt, even technology can add unwanted stress in the bedroom.

Dr. Kenneth Weizer, N.D. a Naturopathic Physician says, “If they just take everything out of the room and make it really simple, all of a sudden they can breathe better.”

Dr. Weizer says take those TV’s, computers and digital clocks out of the bedroom.

He says everything with a screen; yes, even your cell phone should plug-in, somewhere else.

“Yes, I know that’s radical, so right at the door, everything stops,” Dr. Weizer says.

Don’t forget to wash your sheets and pillows at least once a week in *hot* water.

“My parents are kind of OCD about that kind of stuff, so yes, I hear a lot about that; needing to wash sheets constantly,” Anna Huber explains.
Dust mites love to call your mattress home.

Dr. Weizer says, “They live on dust, which is mostly our skin that sloughs off all the time.”

Stress in the bedroom can affect your sleep and possibly even your sex life.

“Sex is related to stress and sleep. If you don’t get enough, you may lose your libido. If you have stress, you may lose your libido,” Dr. Weizer explains.

Dr. Weizer says keeping romance alive, in turn, can help you sleep and sleep, reduces stress; making you a much healthier person in the long run.
“Ok, stress stops here at this door. This bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s very, very important,” Dr. Weizer explains.

One final tip: To get a good night of sleep, you need to be in a very dark room. Your body will only release melatonin when it’s dark.

Melatonin is essentially the hormone in your body that heals you at night and puts you in a dream state. It helps you get a good night’s rest.

Collette Wieland Reporting.