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How to improve air quality for a better sleep

Cleaner air and balanced humidity levels in your bedroom can do wonders for your sleep quality. Put simply, the better the air quality, the better you’ll probably sleep. But don’t panic if the quality of the air in your bedroom isn’t something you’ve thought of before – follow our simple yet effective steps to ensure it’s at its best.

A woman reading a book in bed next to a large window.
A woman reading a book in bed next to a large window.

Go green
Having air-filtering plants in your bedroom is an excellent way of improving the air quality and removing unwanted air pollutants. Having one plant per 10 square metres is what’s recommended, and aloe vera plants and peace lilies are particularly good air-cleaners. Plus, they look nice!

Take out the tech
Sleep experts frown upon having digital devices in the bedroom for several reasons, but air quality is one of them. Removing TVs and computers from the bedroom has been shown to reduce air pollutants. You want the air you’re sleeping in to be as clean and natural as possible.

Keep it pure
One piece of electrical equipment that can be beneficial to air quality is an air-purifier. These devices clean the air in a room by removing contaminants, and are particularly useful if your bedroom is prone to mould or dust mites.

Address air moisture
If the air in your room is too dry or too wet, try to redress the balance. The easiest way to achieve beneficial humidity levels is by keeping a window open, allowing fresh air to circulate as much as possible. If or when this isn’t possible, use a humidifier to increase the humidity in your room, or a dehumidifier to decrease it.

For more sleep inspiration and tips on how to improve your bedroom environment, visit our dedicated sleep hub.