Whether you need to sleep after a long day at work or school, or simply want to get a good night's rest so that you're energized for the next day, it's important to create a bedroom environment that promotes relaxation and well-being. The key is optimizing your space by using colors, textures, and furniture that are appealing to the eye—and that can promote good health in other ways as well.
Use appealing colors.
You can also choose to use colors that are appealing to you. If you love bright reds, go for it! You'll be much more likely to sleep well in a room filled with your favorite color than one that isn't. The key here is to avoid using bright or harsh colors like white, black and yellow as they may cause stress and anxiety when sleeping at night.
There are many different shades of purple available today which will help keep the room feeling calm without being too dark or somber looking.
- Clean up. A cluttered bedroom is a surefire way to ruin your sleep, so make sure you keep it free of clutter. Don't leave clothes, shoes or other items on the floor--even if they're clean! The same goes for your bed: no books or newspapers allowed there either (it's best to read those before going to sleep).
- No electronics in bed! This tip is especially important if you have an iPad or laptop in your room; these devices emit light that will keep you awake longer than necessary at night and make it harder for your brain to wind down when it's time for bedtime.
The placement of your bed is crucial to a good night's rest. Ideally, it should be in the center of the room so that you can easily roll over without bumping into anything.
If possible, keep it away from windows and doors (which let in light), heating vents (they make noise), radiators or heaters (that could be too hot), electrical outlets (you don't want them getting too close to your body) and other furniture like dressers or nightstands.
- The bed should be comfortable. A good night's sleep starts with a good mattress, so if yours is old or lumpy, it might be time to replace it. You'll also want to make sure that your sheets and blankets are soft enough that they don't cause any irritation while sleeping.
- Make sure the bedding is comfortable as well--if you find yourself tossing and turning because of scratchy pillowcases or rough sheets, consider investing in some new ones!
- Light- Light plays a significant role in influencing the circadian rhythm and helps to regulate sleep. The key is to limit exposure to light at night and to create a dark bedroom environment and keep electronics away.
- Sound- exposure to external noise around bedtime can cause frequent wakeups. To help with this, try using white noise or soothing tones.
- Temperature- The best temperature for a good night’s rest is to keep the bedroom between 60 and 71 degrees.
We hope you've been inspired to make your bedroom a place where you can get a good night's rest. If you have any tips or tricks that we didn't mention here, please share them with us in the comments below!