Everyone’s experience of sleep is different. Many people with skin issues have a tough time with getting quality sleep. Sometimes this is due to itching and inflammation but it can also be down to stress. Which we all know can have an effect on conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Today what I want to talk about is making your room the best environment for sleep when experiencing skin issues. It seems like an easy place to start with implementing ideas from the ebook. You can have a huge impact in this area without any major changes.
First start with the room itself. The temperature doesn’t want to be anymore than about 18 degrees C as this can lead to over heating and sweating which is not good for the skin. We don’t want the skin to overheat as this can make itching worse. You could sleep with the window slightly ajar or add a fan in warmer months. The Dyson ones are really quiet- if you’re like me and find the noise irritating.
Then the next issue is dust and chemicals. Your bedroom and the area around your bed should be hoovered at least weekly to help keep dust mites at bay. These irritating creatures will not help with inflammation levels. Ensure that any chemicals you use (ideally none) are not sprayed on the bed or bedding as these will hang around and make contact with your skin.
Then let’s think about what you are sleeping in. 100% cotton is perfect for controlling heat and is not irritable to the skin. You could even consider long sleeves and legs (sexy I know!) to help with the temptation to scratch your sleep. I’m sure many of you have woken up at some point wondering what on earth happened in your bed after having scratched yourself to the point of bleeding in the your sleep. So keeping covered up can really help with this.
There’s more details in the sleep section of the eBook but these reminders are things everyone could implement pretty much straight away.
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