Make your Bedroom more calm & relaxing for better sleep

A calmer, more relaxing bedroom will put you more at ease, and help you get much better sleep.

 

When was the last time you got a really good night’s sleep?  If you do get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis that is of course fantastic, and you don’t need this article at all!

But most of us don’t feel that we ever get a truly good night’s restful sleep. We may wake up several times. We may be too hot, too cold. Our mattress isn’t comfortable. There are so many reasons why we may not sleep well.

But by focusing on your bedroom and where you sleep, you can at least pave the way for a more restful and calmer night. 

Sleep is so important for our physical and mental health.  Yet so many people report bad sleep. Much of it is due to our faster more crazy paced life these days.  Our minds are frequently on overload by the time our heads hit the pillow.

So check out these 8 great tips for making your bedroom more calm and relaxing, so you can try to get a better night’s sleep.

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Get A Great Mattress

First and foremost, the best mattress you can afford is recommended.  Go to a specialty mattress store so that you can test out each mattress and find the one that feels best for you.

It’s a good idea to try to find a store that allows for a trial period to make sure you love it and that you’ll sleep well night after night. Many stores do have a good return policy.

If you need online ordering convenience, Amazon has a wide range of mattresses available. Just make sure that you can return the mattress if it doesn’t work for you.

Recommended Highly-rated Mattresses

This 8 inch Memory Foam mattress from Sleepinc is very highly rated on Amazon.

This Casper Sleep Essentials Mattress is also very well recommended and highly rated on Amazon

Read reviews on mattresses. Ask your friends and family what mattress they have and recommend.

The basics of a good night’s sleep is a great mattress that works for you.

 

Get Great Bedding

Use great quality comfortable sheets and other bed coverings. Choose cotton sheets that have a high thread count.  800 thread-count is highly recommended for good quality comfortable sheets.  This bed sheet set that is 800 count 100% cotton comes highly recommended.

Check out some beautiful soft linen bedding selections here.  Linen can also be soft and comfortable for bedding, and looks so pretty too.

 

Keep your room Cool

Temperature matters when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. You want to sleep in a room that is cool in order to promote sleep. Cooler temperatures alert your body that it’s time to sleep. 

You don’t want to be too cold, so that you are shivering under the blankets. But it is scientifically proven that a colder room helps you sleep better.

Consider a ceiling fan above your bed, if you want to have cooler air blowing on you through the night. Or purchase a bedside fan.

Many people also like having a window cracked open (not in the summer!).

 

Make your room Dark

Waking up to see light filtering in through the curtains can truly disturb your rest and make it harder to fall back asleep.

That’s why it’s smart to add light-blocking drapes to your bedroom. Keeping things nice and dark will add to your nighttime routine. In addition, avoid adding night lights if at all possible in your bedroom.

 

Add Soothing Colors

Calming, cool colors are best for the bedroom. A nice pastel will promote rest and relaxation far better than a brighter hue.

Great colors for bedrooms are neutral colors such white and cream. Blue is a good color, as it promotes relaxation and calmness.

Save the bright colors for more energetic spaces like the kitchen or living room. Color matters when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Make your room neat and tidy

This one goes without saying. Be sure to clear the physical clutter in your bedroom as much as possible.

Seeing piles of laundry to be put away or the paperwork that’s waiting for you in the morning will not put you in the right frame of mind for rest.

Get rid of other types of distractions like television, computers, and excessive décor too.

 

Reconsider Your Alarm Clock

Not only do you want to sleep well through the night, how you wake up can also have an effect on how you feel.

A harsh, high-pitched, buzzing alarm clock will jar you awake. This can cause you to feel agitated, rather than rested and rejuvenated.

Look for an alarm clock that wakes you gradually, with music that increases slowly in volume or that adds increments of light to help you to adjust to the waking hours. This is a very popular alarm clock that uses light to gently wake you.


 

Get Rid of the Technology

This one is hard for most of us. We all check our email and phones before bed. Some of us read books on our phones and tablets before bed.

But that blue light that those devices emits greatly affects our sleep. It also damages our eyesight.

Try to stop using all technology at least an hour before you go to bed to sleep.  Don’t sleep with your phone next to your bed, which just emits blue light all night. 

Consider reading paper books again (yes really!).

Make your bedroom technology-free for the best calm and restful space.  

 

Hopefully, these tips will help you to create the bedroom of your dreams. Your surroundings make a difference to your sleep quality. Make your room as pleasant to all of your senses as possible in order to enhance your rest, and that that good night’s sleep.

You may also like these calm related posts:

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A calmer, more relaxing bedroom will put you more at ease, and help you get much better sleep.

 

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