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Throw them out! 5 things depriving you of healthy sleep in your room


Many people find it difficult to sleep at night. 

Many have sought medical advice and even tried unorthodox methods to get good sleep every night. But the solution may not be far-fetched. Experts suggest that moving a few things away from the bedroom to create healthy space there may just settle the problem.

Here are five of those things to take out of your room to get a good night snooze:

1. Old clothes

Bits of dust here and there can lead to irritation in the room. And the dusts find a safe haven on old clothes that have been neglected for a long time. Dust can lead to sneezing and spoil the whole night. An untidy space can lead to anxiety and poor sleep. So let the the old clothes go!

2. Check your pillows

Pillows that don’t bounce back are no good as pillows. The ultimate test to find out if you should replace your pillow is to fold it in half and if it doesn’t spring back into shape it’s probably past it’s prime, a report on sleep said. “If that’s the case, toss yours and buy a new one, it’ll help you sleep better.”

3. Discard the things you don’t need, especially books.

Books can be good companions for the night, but when your room has more books than a rural area’s library, you should watch it. The space taken up by the books should be freed up to allow for good air circulation. Good ventilation equals good sleep many times.

4. Let the pets stay out.

A study carried out found that 30 percent of participants who slept with a pet woke up because of them, 63 percent had poor sleep quality and 5 percent said they had trouble falling back asleep.

Those pets don’t need that sleep like you do, so let them out.

5. Lose the cell phones

The reason for this is very obvious. But apart from all the distractions it causes by ringing, texts and all other forms of communications it facilitates, research has also shown that the cell phone gathers more bacteria than the toilet seat! So what other reason are you looking for to lose the phone and let the snooze begin?