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How Not to Count Chemicals When You Sleep


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How Not to Count Chemicals When You Sleep

Tips for Detoxing Your Nighttime Routine

Is getting a good night’s sleep sometimes easier said than done? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call sleep deprivation a public health crisis, stating that up to 33% of us don’t get enough sleep and that about 80% of us have trouble sleeping at least once a week.

But getting enough sleep is crucial for a number of reasons. Our mental performance, ability to learn new information and mood all depend on it. A 2013 study even showed that during sleep is when the brain cleanses itself from cellular waste materials. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, as we sleep our glymphatic system flushes cerebrospinal fluid through our brains to clear away toxins like those responsible for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

This is why it’s so important that you not only get enough sleep, but that your sleep is truly restful and that you’re not inadvertently increasing your body’s chemical load while it’s trying to detox!

Wait, what? Could I be increasing my body’s chemical load as I sleep?

While it may sound unlikely, it could actually be true. For example:

  • Bed, Pillow, SheetsIf the fibers in your bedsheets, pillowcases and blankets were sourced from traditionally grown cotton, there could be traces of pesticide residue lurking in them. And even organically grown cotton bedding can be treated with dyes, finishes, bleaches or sizing that could harbor butane, propane and formaldehyde.

For a restful night’s sleep with no harmful chemicals added, try new Norwex Pillowcases, made from luxuriously smooth Norwex Microfiber with BacLock® technology. Our BacLock antibacterial agent in the cloth keeps them cleaner longer by inhibiting bacterial growth within the fabric.

  • Face Scrub MittAnd what about your nighttime personal care routine? You could be ingesting chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, triclosan and diethanolamine from your toothpaste alone. And don’t get me started on facial cleansers! They can include everything from sodium lauryl sulfate to fragrances, alcohols and parabens.

Try a Norwex Microfiber-and-water-only regimen to cleanse your face before bed. Personally, I love our Makeup Removal Cloth Set and our new Facial Pads and Exfoliating Facial Mitt. Using these, you’ll not only keep harmful chemicals off your skin, there’s also no need for wasteful, single-use cotton balls (or their toxic pesticides!) And try our Norwex Toothpaste in Cooling Mint. It’s safe and effective, plus you’ll sleep better knowing you haven’t ingested any harmful chemicals from your toothpaste!

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults aged 18 – 60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress.

I love that our brains innately know that toxins don’t belong. After working hard all day, these amazing organs pull a double-shift as we sleep to make sure we’re fresh and ready for tomorrow. What steps do you take to help ensure you’re rested and ready for each new day? Please share your tips with other readers in the comments below!

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I always sleep like a baby!

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Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger
2 years ago

I have a sound machine. I actually found it in the baby section of the department store. Worth it’s weight in gold!!! I have it set to ocean. The randomness of the noise helps as much as the actual sound in my opinion.

Linda Kemp
Linda Kemp
1 year ago
Reply to  Kim Metzger

the sound of water doesn’t trigger the need to pee??

Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda Kemp

No, but I don’t have that problem with the sound of running water either.

Janet
Janet
2 years ago

Our home is “NORWEXED” 100% from home cleaning to personal care. We use them all!

Drew
Drew
2 years ago

Love my Norwex pillow case!!

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Moderator
2 years ago
Reply to  Drew

Thanks for your comment, Drew! We’re glad to hear that you’re enjoying them!

Robyn Walsh
Robyn Walsh
2 years ago

I keep my bedroom nice and dark; no nightlight and no bedside clock. It really helps me settle down to sleep.

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
2 years ago

Fabulous new products. Cant wait to buy them all.

Shanie Cormier
Shanie Cormier
2 years ago

I could sleep like a baby, but being a mom sometimes gets in the way, especially when the kids wakes me up in the night lol

Vicky Cahoon
Vicky Cahoon
2 years ago

I find some nights if I apply Norwex Rescue Gel to the soles of my feet, it definitely helps me sleep better

Linda Kemp
Linda Kemp
1 year ago
Reply to  Vicky Cahoon

I will be trying this! I just read an article stating that warming the soles of the feet draws the blood away from the core, which helps you fall asleep faster. Had not thought to try the RG!

Jessica Hartle
Jessica Hartle
2 years ago

The pillowcases are on my wishlist!! looking forward to getting them for those hot summer days.

Linda Watson
Linda Watson
2 years ago

Loving my norwex pillowcase!

Dawn Gersich
Dawn Gersich
1 year ago

I take a natural supplement from another MLM company that helps me sleep and turn off the to do list in my brain.

Jacqueline Morris
Jacqueline Morris
7 months ago

I have never thought so deep into the Cotten before. Eye opening.