Experts recommend at least eight to nine hours of sleep every night. Studies show that sleep deficit can negatively affect your overall productivity, and lack of quality sleep has also been associated with multiple health conditions.
Your bedroom plays an important role in ensuring that you sleep better. It provides the personal space you need to relax and revitalise yourself after a busy day. Whether big or small, it serves as your peace haven. As such, it should be comfortable enough to enable you to enjoy quality sleep every night.
So how can you create a bedroom environment that enables you to sleep better each night? Here are five ways to style your bedroom for quality sleep:
Get A Comfortable Mattress
Every day, you spend around a third of your time in bed, underscoring the need to get a comfortable mattress. A mattress plays a critical role in supporting your body and giving you the comfort you need in order to sleep better. So when styling your bedroom, getting the right mattress is the best place to start.
The best mattress is the one that supports your back and neck well and allows you to sleep in the correct posture. Better still, opt for a mattress that adjusts with your body shape for enhanced comfort. Also consider your sleeping position when picking a mattress.
Whether you sleep on your side, back or belly, ensure that the mattress maintains a correct posture to prevent back and neck problems. If you are not sure which mattress can support your posture well, consider the advice of mattress experts like Bed Advisor to help you decide.
Use Soothing Colours
Though bright colours are fun to have in a home, they are not the best option for bedrooms. To calm your mind and put you in sleeping mode, make sure that your bedroom has soothing colours. The way to do this is to opt for cool colors like muted pastels, and blue for bedroom walls and curtains. If you must use bright colors in the bedroom, it is preferable to integrate them in your artwork or pillows.
Create A Calm, Dark Environment
Your mind requires a dark, calm environment to rest and sleep well. This is because both your body and mind’s natural circadian rhythm is designed to follow the dark-light cycle. This means that having light in your bedroom affects your sleep.
Having devices like televisions, digital clocks, computers and phones can interfere with your sleep environment by disrupting the darkness in your bedroom. The light from these devices can interfere with your rapid eye movement sleep stage.
The best way to fix this problem is to install armoires in your bedroom to enable you to hide computers or televisions. Also, ditch bright alarms for vintage alarms that have an open-face design. If you must bring phones to your bedroom, keep them inside a table drawer.
Ventilate Your Bedroom Well
The quality of the air in your bedroom can affect how well you sleep. If the air is stuffy, the quality of your sleep will be poor. To ensure that there is proper air circulation in your bedroom and to keep the room from overheating, you need to ventilate your bedroom well.
Most people prefer to turn on the fan instead of opening windows but a fan does not generate fresh air. Instead, it circulates the air that is already lingering in the room. To ventilate your bedroom well, you need to open your bedroom windows to allow fresh air to flow in every day and remove bad odor as well.
Make Your Bedroom Clutter Free
A cluttered space can affect how you think and will also have an impact on your sleep. It can make you feel quite anxious. To avoid this, make a habit of cleaning your bedroom space every day to remove clutter. Remove piles of laundry and papers to ensure that you don’t experience worrying thoughts when you go to bed.
Statistics show that people who make their beds every morning are 19% more likely to sleep better than those that don’t. Some things that you can do to keep your bedroom clutter free and improve your sleep include removing stuff from the nightstand, putting dirty clothes away, removing stuff from surfaces in your bedroom, and wiping surfaces.
Sleep is an important part of our lives and though there are different factors that determine how well you sleep, the style of the bedroom is one of them. This is because your bedroom environment can either boost the quality of your sleep, or make it difficult for you to sleep well.
You can improve your sleep by doing simple things like removing clutter from your bedroom, and keeping it well ventilated. Better yet, you can enhance your sleep quality by replacing your old mattress with a more comfortable one, and by having curtains and walls with soothing colors.