Your physical health is directly related to how you feel mentally as well. When your body feels better, you’re bound to have an improved mental outlook. And how good do you feel after a good night’s sleep? Or how bad do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep? I am obsessed with sleep because it has such a huge impact on our lives.
A key component to better health is getting a good night’s rest. This can be difficult for many of us when our lives are jam-packed and our minds are constantly on overload.
Your bedroom greatly affects your sleep quality too. If you bedroom a sleep sanctuary or slumber slaughter?
Follow these tips for creating a calm and relaxing bedroom, and you’ll be getting better sleep in no time.
Yesterday we talked about how to create a happy space in your home, which could be your bedroom! If you missed that post, be sure to check it out below.
Get Your Best Mattress
First and foremost, the best mattress you can afford is recommended, if at all possible. Go to the store so that you can test out each mattress and find the one that feels best for you.
It’s a good idea to try to find a store that allows for a trial period to make sure you love it and that you’ll sleep well night after night.
Keep it Cool
Temperature matters when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. You want to sleep in a room that is cool in order to promote sleep. Cooler temperatures alert your body that it’s time to sleep.
A fan helps me sleep because it keeps me cooler and the sound of the fan drowns out noise!
Make it Dark
Waking up to see light filtering in through the curtains can really disturb your sleep and make it harder to fall back asleep. That’s why it’s smart to add light-blocking drapes to your bedroom.
Keeping things nice and dark will add to your nighttime routine. In addition, avoid adding night lights if at all possible.
Your body also starts producing more of the sleep inducing hormone melatonin, when it’s dark!
Add Soothing Colors
Calming, cool colors are best for the bedroom. A nice pastel will promote rest and relaxation far better than a brighter hue. Save the brights for more energetic spaces like the kitchen or living room.
Color matters when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
Make it Neat
This one goes without saying. Be sure to clear the physical clutter in your bedroom as much as possible.
Seeing piles of laundry to be put away or the paperwork that’s waiting for you in the morning will not put you in the right frame of mind for rest.
Get rid of other types of distractions like television, computers, and excessive décor also.
Reconsider Your Alarm Clock
Not only do you want to sleep well through the night, how you wake up can also have an effect on how you feel. A harsh, high-pitched, buzzing alarm clock will jar you awake. This can cause you to feel agitated, rather than rested and rejuvenated.
Look for one that wakes you gradually, with music that increases slowly in volume or that adds increments of light to help you to adjust to the waking hours.
Try A Good Bedtime Routine
Establishing a good bedtime routine can help your brain mentally prepare for a solid snoozefest! Try bath, brush teeth, some lavender hand lotion, writing down some thoughts in your gratitude journal and then allow yourself to be still for a bit and not think of anything.
Practicing gratitude before bed can help take any negative, worrisome thoughts away and create a positive energy for a healthy sleep!
I used to spend the time before bed worrying about everything I had to do the next day. Now I write it all down before bed time so I know it’s set to go in the morning and I don’t have to worry about it. You want to relax your mind so you can relax your body and sleep.
Meditation also helps! There are some really good bedtime meditation routines on YouTube! I’ll link some below:
Also try adding an essential oil diffuser in your room with some drops of lavender before bed!
Hopefully, these tips will help you to create the bedroom of your dreams. Your surroundings make a difference to your sleep quality. Make your room as pleasant to all of your senses as possible in order to enhance your rest.