We spend about one-third of our lives in bed, so it’s incredibly important to not only prioritize sleep but also make sure that the sleep we are getting is quality rest. After a long day, your bedroom should be welcoming you as a peaceful oasis.
If you have a nightstand, remove any clutter from it as well. Leave only important things on it such as a book, lamp, and glass of water, and you will be good to go!
Get Your Lighting Just Right
Natural light is important for improving our energy and mood. The more sunlight you allow into your bedroom, the better. But when it comes to sleep, try to keep the room dark and block any outside light with curtains or shades. This will help your body produce enough melatonin, which improves your sleep and overall health. In order for us to have a restful night’s sleep, we need to be in almost complete darkness when we go to bed.
Surround Yourself With Greenery
Plants can add beauty and life to your entire bedroom, making it feel more calming and restful. Not only will they provide some nice focal points, but they will also have a long list of benefits for you and the quality of your sleep; by purifying the air in your bedroom and by giving off a scent that helps you relax.
Plants such as snake plants and orchids give out oxygen at night to help you breathe better as well as absorb toxins from the air. Look into lavender plants if you want a calming scent that fills the room.
Cool Colors Are In
You may have heard that painting your bedroom blue will promote rest and relaxation – and it’s true! When it comes to your bedroom walls, it is best to choose cool colors such as blues, purples, and greys.
But why is blue the go-to pick for many? Not only is the color blue a calming color – it can also help lower blood pressure and improve your breathing – perfect for helping you unwind and fall right to sleep. You don’t have to paint the entire room if you feel that is too much – painting an accent wall can go a long way!
Keep Your Cool
Have you ever tried to sleep in a room without air conditioning during summer? If so, you may have noticed how much of a struggle it is. Overheating is a common reason for restless sleep.
Keeping your bedroom cool at night will help you sleep better and deeper.
Our bodies experience a natural dip in temperature overnight and sleep experts have determined that the ideal sleeping temperature is right around 65 degrees. Try experimenting with the nighttime temperature in your bedroom until you find the right match between your body’s natural temperature and the ambient temperature of your home.
Pro-Tip: Try layering your bedding so you can adjust your temperature over the course of the night.
Don’t Be Bothered By Noise
Consider investing in noise-blocking earplugs or using a white noise machine if you live in a noisy neighborhood or have a noisy (ahem – snoring) partner. White noise is relaxing and peaceful, which aids in falling asleep faster, and is ideal for those who need to filter out sounds but do not want to use earplugs. Sound Oasis Sleep Sound Machines are made to help you get the deep, uninterrupted sleep you deserve. Stop suffering from sleepless nights and soothe yourself to sleep with our doctor-developed technology.
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We hope that these suggestions may assist you in creating a peaceful haven within your home and promoting greater sleep for you and your loved ones.