The bedroom is the most important room in the home. If you haven't created a sanctuary for yourself, you might just want to do so. Having a clean bedroom can dramatically improve your health! In working with clients, I usually always ask about their bedroom. I have had many clients over the years who have experienced health issues in result of purchasing a new mattress.
After all, we do spend 7-9 hours each night, snuggled up to our mattress. Traditional mattresses and foam mattresses are made from synthetic fibers, derived from petrochemicals, glues and adhesives that contain formaldehydes, and then they are treated for mold prevention, pest prevention, and flame retardants which are all chemical derivatives that we call VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Being exposed to high levels of VOC’s can cause many different health issues. Short term side effects can include eye, nose, throat and respiratory irritation, headaches, nausea and many other issues. The more we are exposed to theses chemicals the more we accumulate in our body. In general, the human body is not efficient at detoxifying these compounds. Especially if you have the MTHFR or other genetic mutations in the liver, you will have a harder time getting rid of theses toxins. As these compounds build up in our system, our liver can become overwhelmed, our kidney's can be damaged, our immune systems can become compromised, we can experience endocrine dysruption, and we can experience neurological issues. The issue today is that many people do not associate disease and illness with the mattress they are sleeping on.
I also ask my clients if they wake up feeling better or worse. Usually, if you wake feeling worse, your bedroom or mattress may be the culprit. When we are exposed to toxic chemicals during our sleep, we usually wake up with a "toxic" hangover. So if you are waking with a headache or vertigo, or fatigue, or a myriad of other issues, it could be that you are being slowly poisoned... one night at a time.
Its not JUST the mattress that is the issue. The majority of American households today have indoor air pollution levels that are 4-5 times more toxic than the air outside our homes. The bedroom usually tops the list for the most toxic room in the home so if you want to make the most impact on your health, create a green, clean sanctuary.
If you need assistance with creating a detoxification plan or have questions about how to create a clean and green environment, we would love to help.