We all know that our quality of life is largely determined by our psychophysical well-being. In addition to a healthy, varied and well-balanced diet and constant physical activity, maintaining long-term wellness requires a regular circadian rhythm.
It is scientifically proven that lost of hours of rest, as well as any disorders that negatively affect your quality of sleep, can cause a wide range of issues, including memory problems, increased tiredness and difficulty concentrating during the day, when you should be more active and lucid. In the long run, they can also contribute to various health problems, including hypertension, stress and intestinal problems.
So how can you ensure the best conditions for sleeping hygiene?
Your eating habits and lifestyle naturally have a significant impact on your sleep. However, to improve your quality of sleep, you should also optimise your sleep environment for the best possible rest, ensuring that the air in your bedroom is clean, healthy and detoxified.
In the following paragraph, we will explore how to purify the air in your bedroom in order to achieve healthy and refreshing sleep, thereby improving your psychophysical well-being.
Purifying the air in your bedroom: practical tips
Much like outdoor air, the air in your bedroom and the other rooms of the house may be highly polluted due to several factors, including:
- Poor ventilation
- Human activity
- Sources of pollution
Depending on the cause, you can take various measures and precautions in order to eliminate (or at least reduce) the presence of pollutants in the air.
- Identifying and reducing sources of pollution
Although the presence of sources of pollution does not necessarily mean that the air in your bedroom is dangerous, identifying and counteracting them is an important first step to protect your health. You should therefore try to eliminate the most harmful pollutants (such as cigarette and passive smoke) and reduce the impact of inevitable sources of pollution (e.g. by correctly maintaining radiators and air conditioners).
- Air out your bedroom frequently
Airing out your bedroom several times a day for just a few minutes – in order to maintain a comfortable temperature – is one of the most simple ways to maintain good ventilation and create a healthy sleeping environment. However, you should bear in mind that opening your windows is not necessarily a good idea: outdoor air actually contains many pollutants, including fine dust and combustion gases, which can find their way indoors.
- Do not use overly aggressive cleaning products
In addition to being harmful to some surfaces, many common household cleaning products and room fragrances contain chemical agents (volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs) that can pollute the air in your bedroom, and may even be toxic if inhaled during sleep.
- Clean and disinfect the room regularly
In addition to the chemicals from common cleaning products, mould, dust mites and animal hair can also easily accumulate in your bedroom. Therefore, as part of your ordinary cleaning routine (disinfecting mattresses and washing the blankets, duvets and pillows), you should periodically deep clean every bedroom, especially children’s rooms.
Why an air purifier is an important addition to your bedroom
While the above suggestions can help to eliminate or reduce pollutants in your sleeping environment, they may not be enough to protect you from all the harmful effects of indoor pollution.
To filter out as many polluting particles as possible and ensure a healthy night’s sleep, we also recommend investing in an air purifier in your bedroom.
Air purifiers are extremely powerful devices: they draw in air to remove smoke, unpleasant odours and impurities by way of an articulated filter system. The air they release is free from smoke, dust, germs, mould and other irritants, creating a deeply purified environment.
In order to counteract the different pollutants that can infiltrate your bedroom, the best purifiers on the market include at least two filtration systems, as well as a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing) filter, which can retain 99.97% of the fine powders that are invisible to the human eye. These filters are therefore very effective against allergens that can cause breathing problems at night, especially for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
In leading purifiers, this action is also reinforced by an active carbon filter. By acting on microparticulates, these filters are able to eliminate smoke and persistent bad odours, which can have a disruptive effect on sleep, causing frequent awakening, tiredness and daytime headaches.
Suitable for every room of the house, as it does not require installation and is easy to move, the Air Hub Portable purifier from Faber is a particularly useful tool for the bedroom, able to guarantee peaceful, healthy and rejuvenating rest and promote long-lasting well-being for the whole family by continuously replacing the air we breathe during the night.
It relies on 4 filtration stages (Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter, VOC Filter and Activated Carbon Filter) and the synergistic action of 4 UV-C lamps, which can reduce viruses and bacteria by up to 99.99%.
The Air Hub Portable from Faber is also equipped with special automatic programmes: Intensive Disinfection and an ultra-silent Night Cycle. These features, combined with the automatic function and the two-way remote control, make it a discreet, effective and convenient choice for night-time use. A perfect addition to your “happy little island”: a protected and unspoilt space where you can enjoy some well-deserved rest.