Sleep is one of those things many of us just can’t seem to get quite enough of. It’s not easy to function on minimal sleep for long durations and sometimes, simple things can help improve our quantity and quality of sleep. Aside from the obvious great mattress, there are other ways that you can help style your room to improve your sleep. These are some simple tips that all can incorporate to help get a little more much needed sleep.
Tips For Styling Your Bedroom To Encourage Better Sleep
A pretty diffuser or oil burner not only looks nice but can also make a room smell wonderful and create a soothing, calming atmosphere. Classically oils such as lavender, vanilla and jasmine work well to relax and calm the mind and help promote a good night’s sleep.
Believe it or not the colour of your bedroom can make a difference when it comes to sleep. Studies have shown that the most relaxing colour for a bedroom is blue. Other colours that can help promote sleep are yellow and green. Can’t repaint? Then add items of those colours to the room. There’s a way around everything!
It’s useful to know that plants can help not only improve the appearance of a room but also add therapeutic value. Plants such as lavender, and jasmine can provide a wonderful scent when in flower as well as a relaxing effect as mentioned above. Aloe vera and snake plants are great plants for bedrooms as they give off oxygen at night unlike other plants. This helps improve sleep and also helps remove some harmful chemicals from the air.
My husband and I bought some silk sheets a long time ago. The sheets were gorgeous but when it came to sleep in them they were not so great. Having the right bedding fabric can be vital to ensure a good nights sleep. Cotton is often the material of choice as it is a breathable fabric. I love Egyptian cotton sheets, which are all we ever use now.
A Headboard and Bedframe
Until I got my current bed I didn’t realise the difference having a headboard and bedframe would make to my sleep. According to Feng Shui principles they make you feel supported and safe. Wooden and upholstered both work well for those that are curious and as we all love getting a bargain hubby says it’s a good idea to head on over to The Sleep Station for their divan bed sale. He’s looking to get some for his latest renovation project. At the moment he’s pulling up carpets, how exciting!!!
Blocking Out Light Effectively
Light filtering into the room whether it’s from outside or a hallway is a big culprit for affecting our sleep. As we are exposed to light that enters our bedroom room it triggers our body to wake up. Good thick curtains or blackout blinds are important as even a little light coming in to the bedroom at night can seriously affect how well we will sleep.
Dimmer lights are a great addition to any room. If you can’t change the lighting in your room add a side light that is dimmable. These lights not only give a nice gentle glow to a room they also allow you to relax better as opposed to strong harsh light. That’s why many of us opt for candles when having a bath. Relaxing in a dimly lit room before you go to bed can be far more soothing than bright light and helps encourage us to relax our minds and bodies.
Clear The Clutter
I get stressed when my room gets messy. You can imagine how high my stress levels are with the kids toys everywhere and me having piles of Christmas presents ready to be wrapped. Making sure you go for a minimalist style can give you a relaxing space where you can gently ease into a lovely deep sleep.
What tips would you suggest for restyling a bedroom to promote better sleep?
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