How To Arrange Your Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep has a huge impact on every aspect of our lives. Our bodies need at least 7 hours of sleep each night to be able to rest and repair properly. Too little or poor quality sleep can affect everything from cognitive function to our immune systems. So, getting enough time in dream land really is important. If you’re struggling to get the kind of sleep you need, then your bedroom could be at fault. Try these few simple changes and see if they help.
Even if you don’t think you have a sleep problem, there’s a lot to be said for improving your quality of shut eye every night. The easiest way to do this is to arrange your bedroom with sleep in mind. It’s not just your bed that can contribute to a good night’s rest, but the colour, lighting, and scents in the room can also make a big difference to those precious hours of shut eye each night.
The colour scheme in your bedroom should be one that you absolutely love. It pays to spend a bit of extra time carefully selecting paint and wallpaper colours or patterns so that you feel as though you are retreating to a lovely relaxing sleep space every single night. It sounds so simple but we all love to be surrounded by the things we love. Creating a personal oasis could be just the thing you need for an extra spring in your step come morning time. Soft muted colours are the best for promoting sleep, particularly blues. Sky or ocean blue are the best shades for a truly relaxing and comforting sleep space.
All of the senses need to be catered for in the perfect bedroom. Once you have the ideal visual effects in place it’s time to also think about the sounds, smells and textiles in the room. White noise is ideal for shutting out any household noise that might disturb you from an otherwise peaceful slumber. Sounds from nature such as ocean waves, forest birds or whale noises are very effective sleep aids and are a great deal more calming than the traffic and chatter from the world below. Sounds from the street such as car horns and sirens will over stimulate your brain even without you realising, whereas sounds from nature will have the opposite effect of creating a sense of peace and quiet in your mind.
Scents such as lavender and jasmine are said to have relaxing and soothing qualities. A few drops of each on each pillow might be just the thing you need to enable you to wake up refreshed each morning. The pillows, cushions and throws that you use on your bed can also offer a great deal of comfort. A little extra luxury isn’t just pure decadence, it’s a much needed boost to your quality of sleep and your quality of life. We all need a good night’s sleep, it’s the perfect tonic for almost any challenge or problem that life may throw at you. Having the bedroom of your dreams to come home to every night certainly can’t be a bad thing!
- Gary Anderson