Getting enough sleep is so important for our general well-being. It affects everything from our concentration and memory to how often we get sick, so getting enough good-quality sleep each night should always be a priority.
Environmental factors can have a big impact on how well we sleep, so turning your bedroom into the perfect environment for restful sleep is the perfect place to start.
Here are a few ways you can optimize your bedroom for slumber!
DECORATE WITH CALMING COLORS
The way you decorate your room will affect how much of a restful environment it is, so try to use calm, comforting colours rather than anything too loud or rich.
Your bedroom should be exclusively used for sleep and intimacy, and ideally, the room shouldn’t have too much furniture other than a bed. If this isn’t possible, try to keep the room as tidy as possible. A cluttered room can cause anxiety and make sleeping difficult.
Unless you have no choice for space reasons, you should ban things such as TVs, computers, and any other distracting gadgets from your bedroom. Associating other activities such as working with your bedroom can make it more difficult to sleep.
MAKE YOUR BED EACH MORNING
Making you bed helps the room look less cluttered and makes your bed more inviting at the end of a day. It’s also great for kick starting your productivity i n the morning!
INVEST IN A GOOD QUALITY MATTRESS
Sleeping on a good foundation is important, and your mattress should be comfortable and good for your back. What type of mattress works best for you will be an individual preference as everyone has different needs.
MAKE SURE YOUR PILLOWS SUIT YOUR SLEEPING STYLE
Not everybody realizes that the type of pillow you use should be chosen based on your sleeping style. Your spine, neck and head should be aligned straight, so how thick your pillow needs to be and the best filling will depend on whether you’re a side or a back sleeper.