A good night’s sleep is known to influence the quality of your day. Fortunately, studies show that the design of your bedroom can help you unwind and drift into a more restful sleep. Take advantage of our helpful tips to wake refreshed and ready to face the day!
Clutter Free Environment
Clear any clutter from your bedroom and make your bed every morning. Order and visual appeal go a long way to relieve stress and worry, the leading cause for sleepless nights. Even ancient Feng Shui principles point to the importance of clear space to enrich energy flow. You don’t want to block good energy (or air flow) with piles unnecessary clutter around the room or under the bed.
Set a digital curfew for yourself. The artificial blue light from our devices is known to suppress the release of melatonin, making it more difficult to fall asleep. While it may be difficult to remove all electronics from the bedroom, make an effort to hide them away in a cabinet or bedside drawer. Use an old-fashioned book with nightlight to wind down at the end of the day.
Peaceful Color & Pattern
This is not the room for a “pop-of-color”. Cool colors are conducive to a peaceful night’s sleep. The cooler side of the color wheel is known to lower blood-pressure and heart-rate, both will help you sleep better. Blues, greens, and even pale yellows soon soft grey and beige tints to create a relaxing mood. When selecting patterns, keep the energy level low with soft and subtle contrasts.
It is more satisfying to make your bed when you have beautiful linens. And turning down the bedding at the end of the day becomes part of your relaxation routine. This helpful guide explains why sheeting choices are about more than thread count. Choose the material and construction that satisfies your personal preference for a warm or cool nights sleep.
Do Not Disturb
Sound control will help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Fabric surfaces including rugs, upholstered headboards and window treatments will stop sound from bouncing around the room. High quality building materials, like the Rockwool insulation Lowell is known for, will reduce sounds from outdoors and adjacent rooms.
Flexibility is the key to light management in the bedroom. If you do not want to be greeted by the morning light, a multi-layer treatment that includes a block out shade or drape will help you dream away to your hearts content.
Once you get to bed, you want to stay there. Nothing is as peaceful as an uncluttered nightstand that holds all of your sleep time essentials. Water, a good book and a picture of your favorite travel destination will help you drift into a peaceful sleep. Keep a notepad nearby to jot down late-night thoughts instead of losing sleep about forgetting. Use the top drawer to store reading glasses, lavender essential oil, lotion, meds and that fancy new face roller.