Lately, we have been focusing on how to make our homes smarter. The smart home revolution is sweeping the nation. We are demanding that our homes have digital assistants and robot butlers. If the blinds don’t open with a voice command, it feels as if something is broken.
Consumer electronics companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are in a race to fill our homes with digital assistants stuffed inside speakers. Like a genie in a bottle, this assistant caters to our every whim, from telling us the temperature to playing our favorite tunes.
When we’re not focused on smarts, we are fixated on safety. We want monitored alarms that we can control from a smartphone. We are turning our homes into secured compounds by placing security cameras everywhere, to monitor everything. It is possible we are going a little overboard at this point.
While you are making you home smarter and safer, don’t forget to make it healthier. After all, the home is where we spend most of our time. If your home is not the source of bug and viruses that make you and your family sick, it is the place where all such bugs and viruses are brought to incubate.
There are many things you can do to make your home a healthier place for all its occupants. And it starts with the things you would normally put in the home. Here are a few examples:
A Healthier Bed
Good health is impossible if you don’t have a good bed. Perfect fitness means nothing if you can’t sleep. Without a good night’s sleep, you get up unrested, grumpy, and not very mentally alert. You’ve got problems that even morning coffee won’t fix.
The other immediate threat to your health is back pain. Many problems with back, shoulder, and neck pain are directly associated with the mattress you sleep on. A trip to the local mattress store is a simple step toward a healthier home. Everyone’s body is a little different. The kids need mattresses that are right for their developing bodies. Even the dog could benefit by sleeping on something other than the hard floor.
The bed is where we literally spend a third of our lives. Everything we do with the other two-thirds is effected by that time. Make sure it is spent on a healthy mattress.
Peace of Mind
A healthy body needs to be coupled with a healthy mind. And one cannot have a healthy mind if it is constantly sick with worry about the state of the home when away. That is why good security is also associated with good health. When you have a safer home, you will have a healthier home.
With the right combination of devices and smartphone integration, you can monitor things like your smoke alarm, carbon monoxide levels, and other vital information. With the right smart doorbells, you can tell the difference between a delivery person and someone who has no business on your front porch.
It is possible for you to go through life without anything bad happening to you at home. But you will be healthier if you can worry less, and enjoy life more. Mental health is still health. Decrease stress with a safer home.
The one thing you may not have in your home already is a good air purification system. It is not enough to rely on the filter in your HVAC unit. Many of your health problems stem from undiagnosed allergies. Even if you don’t have an allergy, someone else in the household might, including visitors to your home.
An air purification system can address most of the airborne irritants that can cause you discomfort in the home. This is an even bigger deal for someone who already has compromised airways.
While you are making your home smarter, don’t forget to make it healthier. A better mattress, cleaner air, and peace of mind are three great places to start.