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How I create a healthy sleep environment in the home

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Lets talk about sleep baby, let’s talk about sleep….

As parents we try our best to assist our children in anyway we can to have good naps and a good night’s sleep.

Noah mattress protector

The problem is, there can be soooo many factors that affect a good nights sleep, especially when it comes to our precious children.  From my own personal experience of having a child who is what you would call ‘not a great sleeper’, I’ve had to assess every facet of her sleeping environment to try and improve her sleep.

Unfortunately, Grace our daughter who is nearly 4.5 years suffers from very sensitive skin, eczema and rhinitis and Noah, who is nearly six months has recently developed eczema too.   Grace recently had allergy testing and I was convinced that she had a dust mite allergy as she had all the symptoms, but it came back negative!  Although the testing came back negative, I’m still trying to minimise the amount of dust mites that might be lurking in our home for good measure. 

Mattress protectors

I’ve recently taken some proactive steps to try and create a more healthy sleep environment in our home, this is what I have done:

    • Regularly vacuum the carpets and dust surfaces
    • Yearly dust mite extraction on all mattresses
    • Placed a Dyson air purifier in the master bedroom where the air quality was captured as the worst
    • Infuse oils in both bedrooms for naps and bedtime (I love Lavender Peace by DoTerra)
  • Protect our beds with Protect-a-bed mattress protectors 

I was recently gifted Protect-a-bed mattress protectors for our bed, Gracie’s single bed and Noah’s cot.  It was a no brainer to try their TENCEL® Signature range as we’ve been using this brand for years already as they’re such good quality.   What I love is that they are designed to protect against dust mites present in mattresses.  They’re also approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program and the Eczema Association as Sensitive Skin Tried and Tested.

As we always try and buy the best mattresses we can afford, I always try and buy the best protectors, especially now we have children.  These protectors do an amazing job in shielding them from accidents, spills and bacteria!  They’re also fitted with a ‘miracle layer’ that provides the ultimate waterproof, silent and breathable skin.

What are your tips for creating a healthy sleep environment in your home?

protect-a-bed mattress protectors

Please note:  I was gifted the Protect-a-bed mattress protectors, however all opinions are of my own.

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