5 Ways To Improve The Quality Of Air In Your Bedroom

Maintaining good air quality is important as it impacts on children's health.

The air that we breathe impacts our health greatly. In fact, maintaining good air quality is important as it is a crucial factor as far as the impact of asthma on children is concerned. While you try your best to keep your child(ren) disease-free, the first and simplest way you can do it is by improving the bedroom air quality. Read on to find out what in the bedroom air can affect your child negatively and how to improve these conditions.

1. Eliminate All Roaches


Many of us hate to even think about cockroaches, but they may be lurking in the corners of your bedroom. If your child suffers from allergies or asthma, you must take the essential steps to identify the cockroaches and eliminate them from your home to ensure that your kid is maintaining good health. Decomposed bodies and feces of cockroaches produce tiny materials that circulate in the air, and for many people, breathing this air can alleviate allergy symptoms. Prevent this from happening by clearing clutter, cleaning food scraps, and in serious cases, by calling a professional exterminator to eliminate all possibility of roaches in your home.

2. Keep Dust Mites Away


To remove dust mites, you must remove all clutter. Like roaches, dust mites thrive in cluttered surroundings as well. Also, remove any object with porous surfaces, such as plush toys as mites get collected on soft, porous surfaces. Dust mites also thrive on the cells of our skin, so they eventually get collected in bedding and makes it hard for asthmatic people to breathe. This problem can be solved by using a mattress cover made from a non-porous or hypoallergenic material. These covers can be washed frequently and can be dried in high heat that is necessary to eliminate dust mites.

3. Maintain Healthy Humidity


Humidity impacts the presence of allergens greatly and plays an important role in the indoor air quality. When the air is humid, it’s harder and heavier to breathe due to the presence of mold, mites, and fungus. Humid air also promotes the growth of mold and mildew. This is the reason it is very important to use a dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels at 50% or below. This will not only mean that there are less particulates in the air but also mean that there are fewer possibilities of allergens entering the lungs of your child(ren). Dehumidified air will prevent the growth of mold and mildew as well.

4. Remove Pet Dander


Just like our hair, the fur of cats and dogs also carry dirt, dust, and pollen. Many animals shed dander as well, which is a major cause of allergies and triggers the symptoms of asthma. To reduce the amount of dander in the bedroom, the first step you can take is to keep pets away, if it is possible at all. Also, keep your pets well-groomed so that they shed less dander. Washing the bed linens frequently also help in reducing pet dander that get carried into the bedroom. You may also use a HEPA filter (high-efficiency particulate air filter) to trap as many environmental allergens as possible, which include pet dander and eliminate them completely from your home.

5. Reduce The Use Of Chemicals And Fragrances


Too much use of indoor vapor can have a negative impact on people suffering from asthma. Although there are many fragrances and chemicals that are not allergens, they may cause irritation and symptoms of allergy, which include the triggering of of asthma as well. To reduce any reaction caused by chemicals and fragrances, a few tips can be kept in mind. Firstly, you can switch to the use of cotton bed sheets, which is organic and hypoallergenic and helps in eliminating any chemical residue on the fiber that may trigger asthma symptoms. Secondly, you can stop using skin care products such as soaps and lotions that include certain fragrances. Thirdly, avoid the spraying of chemical air fresheners or burning fragrant candles and instead, use mild essential oil diffusers and candles.

With these tips in mind, you can promote healthy air quality in your bedroom, make your child(ren) stay away from asthma and allergy and also, help them sleep sound and grow stronger.