You might not have realised it, but your sleeping environment can have a major impact on the quality of your rest.
Here Ieva Baradouska, Comfort Expert at the memory foam mattress specialist Dormeo, shares her top tips for updating your bedroom to get a better night’s sleep.
Getting plenty of high-quality sleep is vital for your physical and mental wellbeing. But, most of us will experience bouts of poor sleep throughout our lives, and the cause of this isn’t always clear.
When you’re struggling to sleep, seemingly without cause, the first thing you should do is assess whether your bedroom offers an optimum sleeping environment, according to the Sleep Council.
Here, I’m going to take you through just some of the ways in which you can transform your room into a more peaceful space. Read on to learn more.
Eliminate as much light as possible
We’re hardwired to be awake when it’s light and fall asleep when it’s dark, but the likes of streetlights, lamps, and screen time mean that the line between night and day is often blurred.
So, to get high-quality sleep each night, you should take steps to ensure you can make your room as dark as possible when it’s time for sleep.
Blackout blinds and curtains are perfect for this if you can fit them into your budget. A cheaper alternative is to invest in a good quality sleeping mask that will block out light while staying comfortable through the night.
Make sure your mattress isn’t past its best
Having an old mattress that’s past its best is one of the leading causes of a bad night’s sleep. So, to give yourself the best chance of enjoying high-quality and restful sleep as often as possible, you should ensure your mattress is in good condition.
The Better Sleep Council recommends that you replace your mattress every seven to 10 years. So, if your own falls into this age bracket, or it’s approaching the seven-year mark, it’s time to start looking for a new one.
It’s likely you’ll find that a range of new models have been introduced to the market since you last bought a mattress, and the development of memory foam mattresses has been one of the biggest and best things to happen to the industry in a long time.
These mattresses shape perfectly to your body, so they support your body at all the essential pressure points. If you decide you do need a new one, I’d highly recommend opting for a memory foam model.
Tidy your room
Having a messy room can disrupt your sleep, according to Bustle. Not only can a cluttered space make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, but it can also make it difficult for you to switch off from the idea of having tasks to finish.
Ensuring your bedroom is tidy before you go to sleep can help to put your mind at ease and help you to nod off, as well as improve the quality of the sleep you get.
If you’re only dealing with typical everyday mess, a quick straightening up should do the trick. But, if you’ve left it a while and the mess has gotten out of hand, it might be worth blocking out an afternoon in your diary to give the task your full attention.
If you think the quality of sleep you get could do with some improvement, taking these tips on board will go a long way to helping you out. By making some simple updates to your space, you can turn it into a haven where you feel relaxed and ready to nod off. Plus, the sleep you get should become much more restful, so you’ll feel far more refreshed when you wake up each morning.
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