When life gets busy, you know how important it is to have enough consistent, quality sleep. If your sleep is less than ideal, creating a bedroom space that incorporates all the elements of quiet restfulness and relaxation can go a long way toward that coveted good night’s sleep. After all, sleep is vital for mental—and physical—rejuvenation.
Incorporate These Elements in Your Bedroom
- A superior mattress. Whether you prefer a firm or soft mattress, you need one that will support you in all the right ways for the perfect night’s sleep. Many companies offer home delivery and trial periods, so you do not even have to step foot in a showroom to try out your new mattress. Every six months, flip or turn your mattress to prevent troughs from forming. It is recommended to replace your mattress every eight to 10 years.
- Dimmable Lighting. Lighting is an important part of the circadian rhythm, the rhythm that keeps your mind and body on a 24-hour cycle. Being able to mimic the light patterns of the day and night with controllable lighting helps the body better ready itself for sleep. Implementing controllable lighting via dimmer switches or smart lighting in your space gives you the power to mimic those natural light patterns of outside, inside. Keeping the lights low in the evening encourages your brain to produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes deep, restful sleep. Brighter light in the morning helps you wake up.
- Soothing colors. The bedroom is a space for unwinding and relaxing. Color plays a huge role in either stimulating or relaxing your mind and body. Choose colors that make you feel calm and relaxed in your space.
- Air conditioning. Your body sleeps best in cooler temperatures. While it is far easier to regulate how many blankets you want to pile on during cold winter months, hot and humid summer nights can make for restless sleep. Utilizing air conditioning and fans can make your sleep space much more accommodating in the hotter months.
- A place for everything, and everything in its place. A tidy bedroom promotes a quieter mind. Clutter can keep you awake and stewing. Putting items in storage can make room for valuable physical and mental space.
Keep These Things out of Your Bedroom
- TV, cell phones, or other electronics. The blue light emitted by electronics suppresses melatonin production and can disrupt REM sleep. If you must keep electronics in the bedroom, don’t use them for at least an hour before going to sleep.
- Office desk. Work-at-home veterans will tell you that keeping work in full sight of the bed makes it much harder to relax and wind down. If you are unable to have a separate office space, try implementing screens or curtains to hide work clutter at night.
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