Home is the place where you can put up your feet, relax, and unwind after a long day out either at an office or meeting people to build your business. The last thing you want when you get home is a headache getting in the way of your relaxation.
Invisible triggers are present all over our homes that can set off that nasty ache in your head and ruin your evening. Even those who aren’t especially prone to pain can be susceptible to the triggers that hole up in your house.
Thankfully, you (and your head) don’t have to be held hostage. You can considerably cut down on the number of headaches you get by controlling factors such as the lighting and smells.
Here are four simple ways to turn your abode into a headache-free zone.
1. Lower the Lights
Overly bright lights at home can be a big problem. Some people who suffer from intense headaches are often extra sensitive to sensory input, and the glaring light from bulbs or even sunlight can cause head-splitting pain. The flickering quality of fluorescent lights can likewise bring on pain.
While there’s no perfect light bulb option, dim incandescent bulbs (the lower the wattage, the better) are generally preferable to halogens and fluorescents because they emit a steadier, more muted light. Install dimmers so you can darken a room when you feel a headache coming on. Hang curtains or blinds to shield you from any bright sunlight streaming in through the window or balcony.
2. Fight Hidden Allergens
Research has shown that more than half of all homes have six or more detectable allergens inside. If you suffer from allergies, those sniffle-and-sneeze triggers can lead to headaches, too. Irritants such as dust mites, dander, and mold can inflame the nasal passages, which can trigger a headache. Also, allergy-related congestion can cause a painful buildup of pressure in your nasal passages and sinuses.
Invest in a good quality vacuum and an air purifier with HEPA filters, such as the QNet-Sharp Air Purifier. It’s HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns that pass through it, including pollen, mould, pet dander and dust. The special Antimicrobial Layer provides extra protection against viruses.
3. Eliminate Strong Smells
Believe it or not, the air quality inside most of our homes is worse than it is outside. Levels of about a dozen common pollutants such as formaldehyde are two to five times higher indoors, largely because of inadequate ventilation. Masking odours with scented candles and air fresheners often makes matters worse, as many of these products contain the same volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are in paint fumes and floor varnish.
Open your windows regularly to allow for air circulation, choose unscented, nontoxic cleaners, and throw out products that are past their shelf life.
If you have the QNet-Sharp Air Purifier, it uses Plasmacluster technology that splits water molecules into positive and negative charged ions, which spread throughout the room and surround airborne particles.
This system effectively restores the natural balance of ions in the air, like near a waterfall or just after a thunderstorm. This restored balance helps refresh the air and leaves it smelling cleaner.
4. Control your Glowing Gadgets
The super bright screens of some glowing gadgets (laptops, smartphones, tablets etc) carry the same hazards as bright lights—their white glow can overstimulate the brain.
Also, sitting on the sofa hunched over your iPhone or laptop may bring on muscle-related throbbing. Having bad posture while you use electronics can crunch the neck muscles, sending pain signals up into the brain, triggering a headache.
Adjust the brightness setting on your gadgets so they don’t bother you, and get a glare-reducing filter for your monitor. Settle into a seat with good back support and make sure your laptop or e-reader is at eye level
Whether you’re an allergy sufferer or just someone who enjoys breathing in fresh air, purchasing an air purifier for your home could turn out to be a great investment. Try the QNet-Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier and join a growing community of happy, healthy consumers.