Improve Your Sleep by Re-Designing Your Bedroom
Now that you’ve bought a comfortable mattress, and you know the ins and outs of sleep hygiene, what should you do next to ensure you’re gonna sleep so soundly, the baby wouldn’t be able beat you to it?
Your bedroom! Yes, your sacred and precious bedroom – you should make sure that too is conducive to sleep. The place where you regularly lie down and rest should be favourable enough that will prompt anyone who comes inside to not think of anything else but doze off.
Scroll below and have a read of the following tips! They’re great guidelines to ensure your bedroom will help improve sleep quality.
1. Plan it out
It all starts with a plan! A good plan is what you need to keep things smooth, simple, and successful. Your goal here is to make your bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible, so you should consider all the elements that will make it so – layout, spacing, lighting, noise, disruptions, et cetera.
If you need to write it out and do a sketch, go ahead. It’s better if you can see a picture of what should be done. If you need to consult with someone, do so. Sometimes, a second opinion can give you ideas.
2. Consider the lighting
The amount of light inside the bedroom has direct control over the quality of your sleep. In fact, it is so important that controlling it before you actually doze off is like a cook preparing all the ingredients prior to working on his dish.
Not a few people say they can’t sleep if it’s too dark, but let’s face it – science says that the dimmer the light, the more our eyes are forced to shut.
3. Take out the techs and telly
Television, smart phones, and tablets emit what experts call blue light. This kind of light interrupts with the production of melatonin inside our bodies, a hormone that allows for better sleep.
The presence of these gadgets also disrupts your biological process. They can tempt you to do things that are seemingly more entertaining than going to sleep. If you’re the type of person who likes to slightly stimulate the mind first before resting, prefer reading a book over browsing through your social media.
4. Control the air and temperature
Another element that has a big impact on your sleep quality is the air temperature. Sleeping specialists say that the best temperature range for optimal sleep is 16 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Try your best to ensure your bedroom temp stays within that range. Too hot or too cold can surely make you uncomfortable.
Oh, yes – colours too contribute to a better relaxation experience. Following these steps may help you set-up a calming and soothing environment for you to get a good night’s sleep:
- Choose more relaxing hues such as blue, green, or grey to decorate your walls.
- Apply the same shades for the floor, bedsheets, and others.
- Of course, you should avoid bright and intrepid colours, like red and yellow; they can definitely distract your eyes and interrupt with your sleeping.
Aside from applying cool shades in your bedroom, try adding up some pictures that can sooth up the atmosphere. Imageries of landscapes, calm bodies of water, and vegetation can also help with the conduciveness.
Talking about vegetation, the presence of indoor plants can also help. It can freshen up the air inside your bedroom. Plants produce oxygen, thereby increasing the air quality of your pod.
The choice of your plants is essential! The scent also gives the right condition to induce sleepiness. Plant experts have the following suggestions:
- Gerbera Daisy
As mentioned, some scents can make the bedroom a sleeping haven any tired fellow will desire. How about putting a little fragrance inside your room and try these scents for a change?
- Ylang Ylang
- Valerian root
- Clary sage
- Sweet marjoram
Just a caveat, though! Don’t go beyond mild fragrances. Strong scents can defeat the purpose of your intention and may have some reverse effects.
8. Remove distractions
Clutter and mess can make your bedroom unfit for sleeping. Enough space is essential to make it comfortable to the eyes. Mess and clutter can make people anxious and even more stressed out. So instead of providing relaxation, your cluttered and messy room will just put more tension on your tired mind and body.
Clear out all the unnecessary things in your bedroom. Do a general cleaning if necessary. Create enough space that leaves only the bed and you as the sole star of your sleeping paradise.
9. Maintain freshness
After all your re-designing is done, then all is up and running – and your sleep will never be like any other. Yes, but if you don’t maintain that freshness, you can easily slide back to that old habit of bad snoozing. So make sure you always tidy it up to maintain the freshness of your bedroom.
Doing some adjustments from time to time will also help in making your pod’s environment new and fresh. When you do so, don’t forget to follow these guidelines from the top to bottom.
How to Design a Bedroom for Better Sleep. “Upgrade Your Bedroom, Improve Your Sleep: How to Facilitate Quality Rest and Relaxation at Home.” EdmontonRealEstate.ca