How to clean up your bedroom for spring and summer?
1. Embrace the Season.
Celebrate the season by bringing a bit of summer into your bedroom. You can bring house plants and flowers to your bedroom because they are not only pretty but also relaxing by nature.
2. Change Sheets and Blankets.
In spring and summer, you can replace your sheets and blankets with bedding made of 100% cotton or bamboo. Both cotton and bamboo sheets can help wick away moisture and keep you cool because they are natural, breathable fabrics. If you really need a blanket, you should choose a lighter weight one that is made of natural material like 100% cotton.
3. The time that the sun rises has been moved up.
In spring and summer, the sun is coming up earlier, and it’s going down later. You may be awakened too early by morning light depending on your sleep schedule. Or, you may find the fading light is still too strong. You know you need to be asleep but the fading light keeps you awake. Now, to control the light by yourself, you can get black window coverings. Then, you are able to fall asleep and wake up on your schedule instead of the schedule of the sun.
4. Control the Temperature.
People sleep better when the temperature is in the range of mid 60’s to 72 degrees. If you live in a very warm climate and don’t want to run the A/C constantly, that may be a stretch. Now, you can set the thermostat as low as you think your utility bill can stand. Then, use sensible actions to help the A/C out. To reduce the amount of heat in the room, you may consider a ceiling fan to keep air circulating and close window coverings during the day. To create a cooling breeze, you can add an electric fan. Fan not only can circulate air but also provides white noise that could help you sleep.
5. There’s Something Living in your Bed.
You cannot see dust mites, but they are here. Dust mites, microscopic arthropods don’t bite people although they are in the same family as fleas and ticks. They love your bed as well as pillows, and munch on the dead skin cells you shed. They might cause an allergy. Start now, cleaning your bedroom. First, you can clean your pillows and follow the instructions that were included if they are washable. You can vacuum the pillow or place the pillow on air fluff in the dryer for about 20 minutes if they are no washable. Then, use rubber or wool dryer balls to dry it, fluffing the pillow back up. Wash the mattress protector according to instructions.