Many of us may know that natural methods are not just better for the environment but our health too. Too many chemicals in our diets can lead to health problems but the same can be said of our environment too.
The air we breath in our homes and businesses, all to often contains too many chemicals, unnatural fibres and other elements which we regularly breath in, so reducing these can also help us live a healthier lifestyle – as well as being more eco-friendly.
One are in particular where we are particularly vulnerable is in our bedrooms. We spend nearly a third of our lives in our beds and all the contaminates in our bedding are breathed in by us every night.
Whilst regular changing of bed linen will reduce the mites and dead skin cells that mattress manufacturers constantly warn us about, but these are far less an anachronism to our modern health attitudes than the chemicals and man-made fibres that so much bedding is produced with.
Not only do man-made fibres affect our health and the environment; they are never as effective for a good night’s sleep as more natural methods.
One of the first steps for better health and a good night’s sell is getting rid of that polyester or other man-made pillow and duvet. A pure wool pillow and pure wool duvet will go a long way to reduce the risk of getting allergies and other health problems often associated with chemicals and made-made fibres.
But as wool is far better to adapt to changing temperatures it is far better for a good night’s sleep too. It allows the air through it which not only keeps you warm in the winter, but also prevents you from getting clammy or too sweaty. » Read more: The Eco Bedroom – For a Natural Night’s Sleep