Sleep and Bedroom Safety
Feb 26th, 2020 •
To sleep with a peace of mind at night, you need to know that you’re sleeping safely. Feeling safe while you sleep is two-fold. First, you need to know that your sleeping practices are safe. Then it’s time to take a look at your bedroom safety.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at all aspects of sleeping safely and share all of our resources that take a deep dive into the best safety practices.
Usually when people talk about safe sleeping, they’re referring to babies. But it’s important for people of all ages to follow safe sleeping practices to protect their body, health, and sleep.
There’s always myths and trends circling around about the best way to sleep, but they may not all be safe practices. Just because you hear that sleeping on the floor may be good for your back doesn’t mean you should ditch your mattress and start becoming a floor sleeper immediately.
And trends like polyphasic sleep, where you sleep in multiple phases during the day instead of just one time at night, can be harmful and are not ideal for everyone.
Learn more about safe sleeping practices in our resources below.
Are There Benefits to Sleeping on the Floor?
Are there benefits to sleeping on the floor? Some people believe that the potential benefits are worth saying goodbye to a comfortable mattress for good.
Is It Bad to Sleep with a Bra On?
Have you and your friends ever wondered, is it bad to sleep with a bra on? The answer is complicated. How can bra wearing be such a hotly debated topic? Let’s dive in.
Is Sleeping on an Air Mattress Bad for Your Back?
Back pain is rather common. It can stem from lack of exercise, prolonged periods of sitting, or a bad mattress. So, is sleeping on an air mattress bad for your back?
Can You Sleep After Getting Botox?
Can you sleep after getting Botox? Those new to injections should be familiar with the do’s and don’ts. Learn what doctors want you to avoid after Botox injections.
Is Sleeping with Wet Hair Bad for You?
You hop out of the shower, slip into your comfiest PJs, and go to bed. Is sleeping with wet hair bad for you? Experts say yes, but their reasons may surprise you.
In the chance of an emergency, it’s also better to be safe than sorry. That’s why you can never be too careful and you should be prepared in all aspects of bedroom safety.
Having an emergency kit, escape route, and a plan for emergencies such as fires, storms, and break-ins can help give you a better peace of mind while you sleep.
Solving for other potential health and safety risks such as mold in the bedroom is also critical to your sleep, health, and well-being.
Learn more about what you can do to implement safety in your bedroom in our resources below.
How to Prepare Your Bedroom for an Emergency
According to FEMA, sixty percent of adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster. Learn how to prepare your home and bedroom in case of an emergency by establishing your escape route, communication plan, and emergency response kit.
Household Mold: How it Affects Sleep Quality
Sleeping with mold can cause a number of health and breathing-related disorders that compromise quality of sleep. Learn how you can stop mold from robbing your sleep.
How Often Should You Replace Everything in Your Bedroom?
You spend nearly 1/3 of your life in your bed—do you know how often you should replace everything in your bedroom? From pillows to sheets to duvets to foundations.
Mattress Accessories & Bedding
How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?
Pillows are an essential part of supporting our bodies as we sleep. How often you replace your pillow depends on a number of factors including pillow material, age of pillow, and any physical symptoms you are experiencing.
There are particular safety risks for newborns that it’s important to be aware of. Keeping your baby safe from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep risks starts with being aware of the potential dangers and knowing which best practices to follow.
As children age, you may come across other safety questions like Are bunk beds safe? and Should my teenager be sleeping this much?
Older adults also need to take certain precautions in the bedroom to ensure they are safe from any hazards such as falling out of bed or tripping or loose cords.
Learn more about the best safety practices for sleep and in the bedroom at different stages of life.
You’ve probably heard before that watching TV before bed or scrolling on your phone can be harmful to your sleep, but do you know why?
These devices emit blue light which disrupts your sleep by essentially sending false signals to your circadian rhythm. At night, your circadian rhythm (which is controlled by light exposure) recognizes that it’s time for sleep and signals to your brain to start producing the hormone melatonin that makes you sleep. With interference from blue light technology, these signals are delayed and you’ll have trouble falling asleep.
The media you’re consuming at night could also be harmful to a good night’s sleep. Reading alarming news stories or watching a scary movie could turn your dreams into a nightmare and ruin your sleep.
Learn more about the impact of technology and media on your sleep in our resources below.
Binge-watching Is Ruining Your Sleep
New research shows that binge-watching is contributing to sleep loss. Learn what happens to our brains when we watch our shows and why we just can’t turn them off.
Does Using Your Phone at Night Really Harm Your Sleep?
What does using your smartphone before bed do to your sleep? Take a look at how different types of apps affect sleep quality.
Proofing for fire hazards while you sleep is one of the most important measures to take for bedroom safety. While you’re unconscious, you want to make sure you aren’t putting yourself in danger.
Learn about how to prevent fire hazards in the bedroom in our resources below.
Is It Safe to Sleep by the Fireplace?
As temperatures drop and leaves are replaced with snow, it can be tempting to spend your night cuddled up next to a fire. But is it safe to sleep by the fireplace?
Can You Safely Sleep with an Electric Blanket?
Cozy and comfortable? Yes. Safe? Not necessarily. Find out if you can safely sleep with an electric blanket.
Do Mattresses Contain Flame Retardants?
Health conscious consumers know that flame retardants can pose numerous health risks. This begs the question, do mattresses contain flame retardants?