A good night’s sleep is so important, especially if you have a busy schedule, as getting enough sleep will help you to recover. If you are thinking about re-decorating your bedroom or simply making a few changes, these tips will help make your bedroom the perfect place to re-charge yourself.
Change Your Mattress
So many people neglect to change their mattresses, but a mattress can be the difference between a great night’s sleep and a terrible one. Mattresses don’t last forever, so you may be due for an upgrade, and as there are so many different types, you should invest in the right one for you. A popular style today, much preferred over the traditional spring mattress, is a memory foam mattress which has become a popular choice for many. As well as changing your mattress, switching your pillows can help too. In fact, even the fabric your sheets are made from may affect your comfort, as different fabrics have different qualities when it comes to regulating temperature and how they feel against the skin. With sleep being a huge part of our daily lives, investing in good quality products is worth it.
Choose Your Color-Scheme Carefully
The color and style of your room will have to suit your tastes and reflect your personality, but remember to consider how the colors may affect your mood and your sleep. Various studies have been done to confirm the associations we make with different colors, and softer colors are often found to provoke more calming soothing feelings. If you like bright colors, perhaps opt for one wall to be painted bright, and keep the other walls in more neutral tones.
Keep Work to a Separate Room
The separation between work, hobbies, and sleep should be drawn clearly. Make sure that your bedroom contains only essentials for sleeping such as your bed, bedside furniture like nightstands and your necessities for getting ready for bed or for the day – i.e. your dresser, wardrobe, and dressing table. Keeping your desk in a separate office means that your mind will not associate the space with working, and you can fall asleep easier. Training your brain into associating your bedroom with sleep can help you relax and fall asleep much more easily.
Make Sure Your Blinds and Curtains are Effective
One thing that may affect your sleep is light. Bright streetlamps or an early sunrise can interfere with your sleep schedule and disturb your sleep. Make sure to counter this with blackout blinds or curtains. If the morning sun helps you to wake up more naturally, there are effective lamp/alarm clocks that can help simulate this. Routine is important, so controlling the light in your bedroom will help you to sleep more smoothly.
Another great way to use your senses as a sleeping aid is through aromatherapy. There are a variety of ways this can be introduced into your bedroom, but a popular device is an aroma diffuser. You can choose which essential oils you prefer, but for a good night’s sleep, good choices include lavender, vanilla, rose, sandalwood and jasmine. If you don’t want to invest in an aroma diffuser, reed diffusers or pillow sprays can work effectively as well. Not only will these scents help to relieve anxiety and stress and help you to sleep, but they will also leave your bedroom smelling lovely!
Hopefully, with these tips, your bedroom can become a place for you to drift to sleep peacefully in. Having a bedroom that can help you to wake up feeling refreshed will really help you start each day on the right track, and end your day perfectly too!