Your bedroom should be your sanctuary and place of rest within your home. Unfortunately, we intrude on our own sanctuary by turning out mattress into our home office, playing with our electrical devices long into the night, or installing a TV and falling asleep with bright lights shining on our faces. A bedroom should only be used for two things; sleep and intimacy. If you let work, exercise, and electronic devices into your room, you’re not nurturing the best environment for a good night’s sleep.
Here are a few simple makeovers to transform your bedroom into a beautiful sanctuary, and take care of your body and mind by getting a good night’s sleep.
A cool and dark environment is considered best for promoting deep sleep. If you live in an area where there are a lot of cars driving at night and bright streetlights, your brain is receiving cues that it’s time to be awake. By using blackout curtains to block out any residual light from streetlights outside your bedroom window, your are sending signals to your brain that it is time to sleep.
Install a ceiling fan
Continue to create a cool and dark environment by installing a ceiling fan. Experts agree that the optimal temperature for sleep is between 64 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 21 Celsius). Choose a ceiling fan because its cheaper to operate than an air conditioner, so you won’t be sacrificing your energy bills for a good night’s sleep. Ceiling fans also create a whispering white noise while they spread the gentle breeze, and gazing at the rotating blades helps you relax and breathe more evenly. The two combine to make a lullaby of sorts, which will also help send you off to dreamland.
Upgrade your bed
If you’re tossing and turning at night more often than usual, it might be time to seriously consider buying a new mattress. The lack of sleep caused by a bad mattress can lead to obesity, stress, or even a weak immune system. An older mattress also has a higher chance of being home to dust mites, which can irritate your throat and lungs, and aggravate allergies. Mattress-Guides.net has some info about mattress that will help you find your ideal mattress. Finally, brighten up your new bed with some brand new hypoallergenic bed sheets.
Get rid of clutter
Throw out anything in the bedroom that isn’t conducive to relaxation or romance. This includes the television or any charging stations for electronic items. Instead, decorate your bedroom with plants, art, or photos of nature to create an ambiance of serenity.
Create a relaxing ambiance
You don’t want to be hearing cars rushing by, clocks chiming every fifteen minutes in big cities, or the fights between your noisy neighbors while you’re trying to fall asleep. Create an environment that helps you tune all these things out. Add a plush, thick rug, use fragranced candles or reed diffusers to add aromatherapy, drink some sleep-inducing chamomile tea, turn on meditation music for a few minutes, and get oblivious to the world outside. You also shouldn’t be using a noisy alarm to shake you awake every morning. Instead, sleep experts recommend trying a Progression Clock to gently wake you up every morning.
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