How Your Home Can Affect Your Health

Your home is supposed to be a reprieve from the outdoor world. It’s a place to relax, make memories, and all-around build up the energy we need to be an active part of the world. Alas, while that’s the plan, it’s not always how it goes. If we’re not careful, our homes can become detrimental to our health. Some of these issues can be handled easily; others, you’ll have more difficulty fixing, because they’re more of a permanent feature of the property. We take a look at a few of the big ones below.



Quality of Sleep


In an ideal world, we’d all get a solid six to eight hours of sleep each night. But of course, this isn’t an ideal world. While some of the issues we have with getting a good night’s sleep of our own making – such as too much screen time, for instance – others we can lay squarely at the home. For example, if the property is too loud or too bright, then you can’t expect too many perfect nights in the land of nod. And that can lead to issues that include high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. If this is the case, invest in blackout curtains, and soundproof your home. It’s not as difficult as you might think.


Damp Issues


It wouldn’t be pleasant to live in a home that’s damp, but the consequences can be greater than simply “uncomfortable,” if that damp turns into mold. If you’re sensitive to molds, then you can expect to have throat and nose irritations, and other reactions. It can also exacerbate problems for those people who lung illnesses. You can prevent mold by cutting off any water leaks as soon as you notice them. If you already have mold, have it professionally removed.


Bugs, Bugs, Bugs


It’s possible that there are creatures living in your home that are making you sick, and we’re not talking about your kids, who often bring whatever bug is going around the playground back to your home. We’re talking about insects such as cockroaches and bed bugs, who can live in our homes undetected. If you suspect that you’ve got unwanted guests in your home, then it’s important that you call a pest control company as soon as possible. They won’t go away by themselves if they consider your house to be the perfect environment for living.


Mental Health


We’re understanding more and more about the things we need to be happy, and the things that can make our mental health plummet. Sometimes, people are living in homes that are compromising their state of mind, and don’t even know it. If your home is too dark, or too cramped, for instance, then you may struggle. It’s all about thinking about what you need and making sure that your home has it.


Where You Live


Alas, some things are beyond your control. If you live near a busy road, then you might heart troubles. Conversely, if you live by the coast, you may be given better all-around health.


My name is Richie and I am a 39 year old father of two, a daughter and son. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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