Create the Ideal Sleep-Friendly Bedroom with these Design Tips
November 21, 2017
Your bedroom is your sleep sanctuary. At least it should be. It should have a luxurious atmosphere, but more importantly, it should be the most personal space in your home. So, if you want to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated in the mornings, you’ll need to ensure that your bedroom is a sleep-friendly environment. According to the National Sleep Foundation, you can accomplish this in 6 easy-to-follow steps which are listed below:
Create a peaceful and relaxed environment – choose wall decorations and paint colors that you like. These items should a calming or soothing effect and will hopefully help you relax into a sleep state. In addition to these items, the sounds of crickets, ocean waves or a rushing creek, soft wind chimes, and other soothing sounds can help promote better sleep.
Dim the lighting – if you go to bed with a good book or with the TV remote, do this about an hour prior to falling asleep. Not only will this help you prepare your body for sleep, it will tell your brain to start shifting into sleep mode. Consider installing room darkening curtains and shades to keep things dark while sleeping.
Keep the room cool – research studies have shown that people experience the best sleep when the bedroom temperature is between 60° and 68°. We recommend that you experiment with your bedroom temperature in order to find out which setting makes you the most comfortable.
Reduce noises indoors and outside – you can use a fan or a sound conditioner to create continuous background noise that soothes you throughout the night. If you don’t want changing tones and volumes to interrupt your sleep, then turn the TV off when you realize that you are starting to doze.
Use aromatherapy – a scent such as lavender has been known to decrease your blood pressure and your heart rate. The soothing scents of aromatherapy can improve one’s mood and help them relax once they’re in bed. Other scents to consider include bergamot, chamomile, and geranium.
Most importantly, choose the right mattress – comfort is essential when you want to get a good night’s sleep and the mattress you sleep on has everything to do with that. Base the mattress you select on personal preference and the position that you normally sleep in. You should also ensure that your blanket or comforter, pillow cases, and sheets are comfortable as well.
The perfect choice of mattress is the Snuz Mattress by Sleep Choices. With comfort zones that support the contours of your body and grooves that reduce hip and shoulder pressure, you’ll wake up refreshed, rejuvenated, and free of pain. You can learn more about this memory foam mattress here at our website.