Did you know that the overall design of your bedroom can help you get a better night’s sleep? Just think about the last time you traveled and slept in a hotel room or in a friends house. It’s clear that our surroundings have a big impact on how we sleep and rest.
1. Mattress and Pillows
The first step to improve your sleep is to choose a mattress that works for your body. Fortunately, nowadays, there are lots of options available for every body type. Both mattress and pillows affect whether you wake up fresh and rested or tired and grumpy. If your mattress has more than ten years of usage it may be time for a new one. In general, pillows should be renewed every year. Keep in mind that if you’re suffering from allergies you can opt for hypoallergenic mattresses and pillows. Latex or memory foam mattresses are a good option as they have fewer cavities where allergens can hide.
2. sleep Temperature
It can be difficult to fall asleep when you’re too cold or too hot, so it’s important to adjust the temperature a few hours before getting into bed. Some researches show that the wrong body temperature is linked to insomnia. In general, for an optimal sleep, the ideal sleeping temperature should be around 67 degrees Fahrenheit. In preparation of falling asleep our body temperature decreases to initiate sleep. So, if your room is cool, rather the warm, it will be easier to fall asleep.
3. Perfect colors
It’s a known fact that colors can affect our comfort. Strong, vibrant colors like red, orange or purple make us feel more energized and are not recommended for the bedroom. You can still use accents of bolder colors in the rug, artworks or throw pillows. The best color choices for the bedroom are blues, greys, greens and pastels. You can also use wallpapers with nature-inspired prints in soft colors.
Having a dark room at night can help a lot with getting a good night’s sleep. Darkness allows the mind and body to get in balance with its internal clock. Therefore, it might be helpful to install blackout curtains. It’s also important to have different light sources for different activities. If you enjoy reading before bed you can add small table lamps on your nightstand. If possible add warm light and dimmer functions to your overall bedroom lighting. The soft, dim light will create a relaxing and resting atmosphere.
Try to keep you “sleep sanctuary” as neat and clutter-free as possible. When remodeling the bedroom consider using smart storage systems like built-in wardrobes and large drawers under the bed. When everything has its place it’s much easier to keep your bedroom tidy.