Bedroom Hacks for a Good Night’s Sleep
In today’s society where we’re always plugged in and logged on, good, restorative sleep is certainly at a premium. Although measures such as reducing caffeine intake and performing regular exercise are certainly proven to help you drop off, creating a more sleep-friendly space in your bedroom can work wonders to help you get a few extra winks. To get some tips on how to do just that, read on.
Dim the lights
One of the biggest mistakes that most of us make when it comes to our night time routines is that we don’t give our brains a chance to switch off. Whether it’s our television sets, our phones or simply the lights, we trick our brains into think that we should still be awake.
So, to counteract this, all you have to do is dim the lighting in your room around an hour before you want to go to sleep. This will help regulate your body and give the signal to your brain that it’s time to shift into sleep mode. If you want to go the extra mile, additions such as blackout blinds and softly-lit lamps will help you make the transition, especially in summer.
A place of relaxation
Ultimately, in order to achieve consistently good sleep, you need to make your bedroom a place where you love to be. This way, you will feel relaxed and happy as you unwind in the evening, which in turn, will help you fall asleep quicker. This means that choosing the right wall colours and decorations is important.
On top of this, keeping your room tidy and clutter-free is another excellent way of keeping you relaxed before you go to bed. An untidy room can make it difficult for some people to collect their thoughts, a process which is vital before you go to bed.
The right temperature
This is a very important point to consider. Studies show that we get our best night’s sleep at 15°C, however, any temperature up to 20°C should suffice – any more than that could prove too hot. It should be noted though, that the ‘right’ temperature is ultimately down to personal preference and should be experimented with.
The right mattress
As you can imagine, how comfortable we are when we’re actually in bed can make a huge difference to the quality of our sleep. So, with that in mind, choosing the correct mattress is vital. Whether you opt for soft or firm will depend on your preferred sleeping position.
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