How to Create a Calming Bedroom Environment
At the end of the day, do you slide into bed and fall into a deep and restful slumber, or do you toss and turn all night, uncomfortable and over tired? If it’s the latter, it may be your environment that’s causing you to lose sleep at night. Try out these tips to create a soothing, relaxing bedroom environment, and you’ll find you’ll be excited to go to bed at the end of a long day.
Start with the bed
Before you do anything else, make sure your bed is giving you the support and comfort you need. Mattresses need to be turned 2-4 times a year, and replaced every eight years. If your mattress is over the deadline for either of these, make sure you address the problem. Once you’ve done that, make sure you’re using the right pillows and sheets for you. Go shopping and test out as many as you can, as everyone’s tastes are different. Do you prefer a squidgy pillow or a firmer one? Go find out!
Get the right lighting
Bright lighting in the bedroom is a definite no no, especially if you’re trying to improve your sleep quality. Invest in a dimmer switch, and buy some bedside lights to cast softer light when you’re reading in bed. Also, look into installing blackout blinds or curtains in the room, to block out light from the outside that can interrupt your sleep.
Do you spend hours in bed scrolling through Instagram? You’re going to have to break the habit. Looking at backlit screens is a sure fire way to keep you awake at night. Buy an old fashioned alarm clock rather than using your phone, and ban TVs and computers from the bedroom entirely. The bedroom is for sleeping, not checking your emails or catching up on Netflix. Your sleep patterns will thank you for it.
Think soft, soft, soft
Comfort means something different to everyone, but we can all agree that the softer your surroundings are, the more relaxing they are. Pick out the softest bed sheets, throws, and cushions to make your bed a veritable cloud to rest your head on.
If the bedroom is untidy or full of clutter, it’s much harder to unwind. Have a clear out, and only keep things in your bedroom that really need to be there. Try a ‘less is more’ approach to your decor, and you’ll find the room is much more relaxing.
Pick the right colour
Finally, pick a colour that’s calming for your bedroom walls. Some swear by neutral greys and beiges, or by soothing blues, but like everything else, what you find calming is personal to you. Pick out a colour that isn’t visually demanding, and create a perfect, relaxing space with it.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to create the perfect sleep space of your dreams. Lie back in bed and relax, knowing that you’re going to get the best night’s sleep you ever had.