When talking about what expecting mothers should avoid during pregnancy, things like smoking, alcohol, certain medications, deli meats, and high-mercury fish are usually some of the most common items on the list. But what about contaminants in the air?
Are you sleeping as well as you could be?
Studies have shown that you can improve your quality of sleep by ensuring that your sleep environment is the proper temperature. One recent medically reviewed article stated that “there are scientific reasons why a room temperature of around 65°F (18.3°C) is optimal for good nighttime sleep,” as it relates to your body’s internal temperature regulation and circadian rhythm (Silver, N., 2019). If the temperature is too hot or cold in your sleeping environment, it may cause you to have disrupted sleep.
Is the hard water running through your home doing more harm than good? If you are dealing with unsightly stains on sinks or in your bathtub – your toilet bowl has reddish stains, your dishes have white marks that make them seem unclean, your hair and skin feel dry, your clothes and towels are fading & changing texture and/or your appliances and pipes are full of scale deposits – you may want to consider investing in a water softener.