How to prevent mould in bedrooms for a healthier sleep

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Knowing how to prevent mould in bedrooms is key to a healthier bedroom environment (Image credit: EK SPansio/Getty Images)

If you've followed the best advice for mould removal you'll be keen to make sure it doesn't return. After all, no-one considers mould a welcome house guest or is willing to offer it an extended stay.

While finding mould in any part of your house is never pleasant, it's even less appealing when it's found in the space where you sleep. Breathing in unseen spores is potentially the stuff of nightmares and according to the Sleep Foundation, mould in bedrooms can cause allergic rhinitis and "emerging research shows the potential for allergic rhinitis to cause a host of sleep problems including insomnia, restless sleep, obstructive sleep apnea, and snoring."

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Henry Patterson

Henry works for a national cleaning agency, sharing his wealth of knowledge on cleaning domestic properties with the team to ensure homes are cleaned to the highest standards.

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Andy Simms

With almost a decade of experience on the front line in construction as a multi-trader, Andy has a wealth of knowledge on domestic properties and a vast range of tips and tricks for keeping your property in top condition. 

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.