Struggling to sleep? Checkout these 10 easy to follow steps to get you blissfully dreaming in no time.
Sleep is so important for our health. Without enough of it we can feel grumpy, low in mood, lacking in memory and struggling to concentrate. Over time, this can evolve into fatigue, further issues with cognition and even mental health problems and an increased risk of physical issues.
One of the easiest ways to get better sleep is to boost your bedroom in all the right ways. To help you make your way to a dreamier bedroom, try following these 10 easy steps:
1. Pick The Right Room
It is so important that you choose the right room as your bedroom. Sometimes if there is a choice we might choose the labelled ‘master bedroom’ when in fact another room has a better view, or less noise pollution. Don’t be afraid to move rooms if it could mean better sleep.
Whichever room you are going to be sleeping in, it should be totally free of clutter. A disorganised room that is untidy is essentially a room full of distractions and thoughts. You wouldn’t go to sleep in a room full of people shouting your name would you? A cluttered room is a similar thing, so it is important to deal with the problem before you do anything else. Declutter items from your room into your cheap self storage unit, or the spare room. You can always sort them out later, after you’ve had a good night’s sleep hopefully!
3. Choose The Right Curtains
It is a good idea to have blackout curtains for your bedroom because a dark room is best for good sleep. You could have your current curtains lined, or you could invest in a thick pair just for this particular room.
Air quality is so important for your entire home, but especially the room you sleep in as you sit breathing the air in all night. Open the window and let a fan move the air around every now and again if you can.
5. Deal With Any Mould
Mould is very bad for your health, and can often be found in bedrooms causing all kinds of issues. Look for black or brown spots in damp corners and deal with them asap. You should also deal with the source of damp causing the mould.
6. Get A New Mattress Topper
You should be comfortable in your bed, and the key to that is the mattress. If you can’t afford a new one that suits your needs, consider getting a good mattress topper. They can be so helpful improving the quality of a mattress that isn’t high quality. Some good pillows can also be helpful when it comes to ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible in bed.
7. Choose Comfortable Bedding
The bedding you choose should be breathable and ideally, naturally cold. This is best for keeping you cool and comfortable whilst you sleep.
8. Make It Cold
The bedroom should be cold to help you get the best possible sleep. As humans, we don’t sleep well when it is warm and tend to toss and turn. Turning the heating off in that room, and avoiding sleeping in too many clothes will help. Having hot water bottles and a layered bed means you can add and remove warmth as and when you need to, which is easier than having a room that is very hot in temperature.
9. Ban The Blue Lights
It is so important that you try to keep technology out of your room. Phones, televisions and computers all omit a blue light that disturbs our natural circadian rhythm, making it harder to get to sleep. The experts say the bedroom should be for sleep and sex, and realistically if you can ensure that it is, you’re likely to get better sleep in that room.
10. Don’t Forget The Other Areas Of Your Life
Even if your room is perfectly suited to sleep, if you don’t address the other areas of your life when it comes to sleep, you won’t have much success. Eating well, dealing with stress sources and exercising are such important aspects of a healthy life, and if you can improve those, you’re likely to get better sleep as a result.
Soon enough you’ll be enjoying a dreamy bedroom that’s perfectly suited for sleep, boosting your physical and mental wellbeing moving forward.