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3 Things In Your Bedroom That Are Making You Sick

When was the last time you checked these items?

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There's nothing worse than waking up in the morning with sore muscles, a stuffy nose, or a burning rash. You're probably wondering why you keep catching a case of rhinitis on the daily even if you are eating well and keeping your space clean.

Unfortunately, there are unexpected things in our own bedrooms that are making us sick without us noticing. From deformed pillows to scented candles—these can all be unhealthy culprits that keep us from getting a well-deserved rest. 

Here's a list of things that you need to inspect ASAP:

Main photo from: Bambeco

Mattress

Whether we're sleeping or getting some reading done, we tend to spend a lot of time in our beds. However, once it starts to lose support and develop lumps, it might be time to reconsider getting a new one. Sleeping in a flat mattress can make you develop chronic back pains which can lead to more serious conditions such as scoliosis and sciatica.

RL Tip: To prevent it from sagging quickly, flip it every four to six weeks to keep the shape intact. 

READ: 3 Mattress Maintenance Hacks You've Never Heard Of Before

Photo from Bambeco

Pet Corner

As much as we love cuddling with our furry friends, their soft hair is notorious for being a source of allergens like dander, mold spores, and dust. Unfortunately, these can easily spread on the sheets. If you are set on letting your pets stay in the same room, consider getting them a separate bed and place it next to yours to help you both sleep better. 

READ: 3 Ways To Pet-Proof Your Home 

Photo from Ergoflex UK via Pinterest. 

Carpet 

Similar to fur, every speck of dirt, pollen, grime, and even fleas hold on to carpets. To keep your room from becoming a pool for germs, make sure you vacuum it at least once a week and give it a good wash every few months. 

RL Tip: If allergies and asthma become persistent issues even with proper maintenance, it's best to choose wood or laminated flooring instead. 

Photo from Décor x Décor.

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