Feeling Restless at Home? Run a Cleanliness Check

There is nothing more satisfying than lying on your bed after a busy day at work. 

Honestly, a cozy bed is what most of us are thinking about when at work. For some people, it could be their comfortable couches as well. It could be any item that ensures comfort and rest after a tiring day. 

What if you are on your favorite couch or your beloved bed, yet you feel restless or uncomfortable? 

It is a disturbing thought, but it happens all too often. There can be many reasons for restlessness and discomfort. First of all, there are several medical reasons. It can be anything from anxiety to a skin condition. Some underlying health issues, such as thyroid malfunction can also lead to restlessness. So, get yourself medically evaluated to rule out those medical reasons. 

However, if the restlessness is more of physical discomfort and only confined to your own home, there may be a different reason altogether. It could be a house cleanliness issue. 

The most logical thing to do when you suspect a problem like that is to run a cleanliness check. Even if you clean your home daily, it might need a thorough deep cleaning targeting a specific issue. It helps to make a basic cleanliness checklist to ensure proper deep cleaning. 

Your checklist should include assessment for the following four problems. 

Check for Dust 

Dust particles are literally floating in the air, and there is no way you can completely get rid of them from your house. Dust comes off everything from our skin to the clothes we wear. Too much of dust, however, is not good for your health. It can cause allergies, irritation, and itching. 

You might be wiping a layer of dust off every surface every other day, but many of these particles are deep settled. Curtains, throws, and carpets are primary places where dust particles can hide and settle. It can pile up in hard to reach corners of your furniture and decorative items. 

If you haven’t thoroughly cleaned every nook and corner in a while, the restlessness can be attributed to excessive dust in your home. Go for deep cleaning, carpet cleaning, and wash all your curtains and throws to eliminate the issue. 

Check for Mold

Mold may be just another reason behind the restless feeling that compromises your level of comfort. Mold is dangerous for human health and can cause severe problems. Too much mold in your home pollutes the indoor air, and you might feel discomfort. Some of the symptoms include stuffy nose, eye irritation, and itchy skin.  

Many people don’t realize they have mold until it becomes too big of a problem. Prolonged exposure can lead to severe breathing issues and lung related diseases, as well. Whether you can see it or not, it is always a good idea to call for a professional mold check at least once a year. This will let you nip the issue in the bud. 

In case there is mold, call for immediate removal by a team of experts. It is not something where you should consider DIYs and home remedies. 

Check for Bed Bugs 

Bed bugs are nothing short of devil’s spawn. They breed too fast, and they are sneaky. They can turn your cozy little home into a corner of hell. You won’t even know they are the ones causing that discomfort before it is too late. If you are restless at home and unable to sleep because of mysterious itching, run an immediate check for bed bugs. You will need pros to help you identify your true enemies. 

If you wait too long, these creatures will multiply in numbers, and that would make it almost impossible to exterminate them without excessive use of harmful chemicals. An early check will save you from this trouble. 

When you identify bed bug infestation in early stages, you can get rid of them with bug killer sprays that aren’t too harmful to humans. A number of organic solutions are now available to kill these pests without poisoning your indoor air. 

Check for Radon

Again, indoor air quality can have an impact on your comfort level in your own home. One of the most common culprits behind indoor air quality degradation is Radon. Radon is a carcinogenic poisonous gas that causes thousands of deaths every year. It is the second major cause of lung cancer related deaths in the US. 

Radon poisoning isn’t accidental. Sadly, radon is quite commonly found in the air around us. However, it is more dangerous when it is found in the indoor air. It can seep into the home through cracks and gaps, and once it is inside, it gets trapped. You cannot smell it or suspect its presence. Some people, however, do experience discomfort and restlessness due to excessive radon levels. 

Do not overlook the possibility of higher radon levels as a possible cause behind the restlessness. You can get radon test kit and a radon reduction system to identify and eliminate the issue. 

Make a Cleanliness Schedule 

Once you are done with a cleanliness check and the problem is effectively resolved, you need to ensure proper prevention in the future. 

Work on a proper cleanliness schedule to prevent any discomfort and restlessness. Divide your cleanliness checklist into four parts; daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly cleaning. Keep in mind that in order to provide a comfortable environment, your home needs a deep cleaning session at least twice a year. 

If you are following a good cleaning routine on a daily basis, you won’t have to deal with discomfort or restlessness.  


If you want your home to feel comfortable all year round, every day, and every hour you spend in, you need to make sure it is clean enough. Proper cleaning means you get a hygienic environment that doesn’t compromise your health or that of your family.

 So, if comfort is what you desire, cleanliness is what you should focus on.


Author Bio:

About Ashley Rosa: Ashley Rosa is a freelance writer and blogger. As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well.  She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2.


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  1. Hey April, I have been feeling a bit restless in my home, and it’s probably due to the factors you’ve mentioned above. the most likely candidate is dust, and I’ll heed to your advice and run a cleaninliness check. Thanks!

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