Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Your bedroom setup could be partially to blame.
Believe it or not, your environment can have a significant impact on your sleep quality. If your bedroom isn’t conducive to consistent, uninterrupted sleep, your mental and physical well-being could suffer, both short- and long-term.
So what can you do to design a sleep-friendly bedroom?
Pick relaxing colors and lighting.
Choose a color palette that puts your mind at ease. Deep blues and greens, for example, can make rooms feel more tranquil. Soft, low-wattage bulbs and heavier lamp shades help create an ambient glow, and blackout curtains can help keep your room dark.
Adjust the temperature.
A hot, stuffy room can be uncomfortable and can cause night sweats. If it’s cool enough, open the windows to get some fresh air. Or turn on a small fan while you sleep to help you stay cool and mask outside noise. If you live in an especially noisy household, consider purchasing a white noise machine.
Make your bed comfortable.
Calming colors and a cool breeze will only get you so far when it comes to getting restful sleep. If you’re able to, invest in a high-quality mattress and new pillows and bedding.
Mattress selection should be based on sleep habits. For side sleepers, a softer mattress can relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips. Back and stomach sleepers may prefer something extra firm. If you’re unsure, a medium-firm mattress is an excellent starting point.
Pillows should support the curve of your neck to maximize spinal alignment. Side sleepers will prefer something firm and full, while back sleepers will want something medium-firm, and stomach sleepers something soft.
Avoid scratchy sheets and blankets that are too heavy or too thin. Choose something soft and comfortable, keeping body temperature in mind.
Hopefully with these tips, you’ll get more restful sleep. And if you need help with home projects or maintenance, reach out anytime.