I’ve read recently that since the pandemic outbreak, levels of insomnia have increased by up to 66.0%. Not getting enough sleep can ruin your life, mentally and physically. It can contribute to depression, anxiety, and a number of other health issues. I have found that getting a better quality of sleep can be as simple as upgrading and improving your bedroom. This article will explain a few bedroom upgrades that might interest you if you want a better night’s sleep and want to feel like you again.
One of the main reasons that most people can’t sleep very well is that their mattress is not well made or they are not comfortable on it. Deciding to find more options in terms of mattresses can benefit you tremendously. First, ask yourself, do I want a firm or a soft mattress? If you are not sure, then go into a mattress showroom and test them out. Most mattresses come with warranty and return periods, so if you are not comfortable with your chosen mattress, you can return it. A new mattress can make your room more comfortable and can improve your sleep.
Allergens can wreak havoc on our sleeping patterns. Has it ever occurred to you that you might be allergic to the composition of your duvet and pillows? If you wake up breathless or with a scratchy, sore throat, then you might want to have a think about why that is. Thankfully, you can pick up anti-allergy duvets, pillows, and mattresses. If you are susceptible to allergies, then they’re the best option for you. You will wake up refreshed, reinvigorated, and without a sore throat. You should also read our post on
Studies have shown that colors can improve your sleep, while others can impact it negatively (Source). If your walls are painted blue, you are more likely to sleep than a person whose walls are painted purple, grey, or brown. It is important to remember that when you are incorporating calming colors into your bedroom to help you sleep, that you create uniformity. Your bedsheets, carpet, rugs, and furniture should match your walls. With all of that said, if a specific color calms you down and makes you feel tired, even if it is pink, for example, then you should introduce that color into your bedroom.
Using electronics in your bedroom has been proven to impact your sleep negatively. Ideally, you should put your electronic devices down two hours before you go to sleep. This gives your brain time to calm down and shut off. If you use electronics right up until you go to sleep, your brain will be all over the place. Additionally, using electronics in your bedroom can be a bad idea. You may subconsciously begin to associate your bedroom with alertness and activity. Put your electronics down whenever you go into your bedroom – save them for other areas of your house.
Some lights, such as LED bulbs, can over-stimulate your mind. They can cause the brain to produce less melatonin, which is a hormone integral to sleep. Instead of cheap LED bulbs, invest in some anti-blue-light bulbs. These bulbs will create a calming effect in your bedroom and will help to improve your sleep. Some people also like to introduce dimmer switches along with these lights. These switches allow you to adjust the warmth of the lighting in your bedroom and can definitely help you to feel more tired and get more sleep.
Curtains and Blinds
A surprisingly small amount of light can prevent a person from sleeping, so your bedroom should be as dark as possible. If you do not already have black-out blinds or curtains, then now’s the time to invest in them. If you want the cheapest option, then blackout blinds are your best bet. If you do not mind spending a little more and getting a little more in the way of quality, then blinds are what you need to invest in. If you want to stop that streetlight positioned awkwardly outside your window from intruding in on your bedroom, then blackout blinds (or curtains) are the way to go.
If you live by a busy road or sleep at different times than your family, then you might want to consider soundproofing your room. Soundproofing can be as simple as blocking any gaps around your windows and doors. You can also invest in sound-catching curtains that will repel any noise. There are also panels that you can put up in your room that will stop noise from getting in. Soundproofing comes with many benefits. You can even find special flooring that prevents sound from getting into your room from downstairs.
Incense and Candles
Sometimes our rooms are perfect the way that they are, and it is us who are the problem. If this is the case, then you might want to consider investing in incense and scented candles. They have been proven to help people to relax. You might want to use them in combination with some form of meditative practice. Incense and candles can be very therapeutic. If the world is too much for you at the minute, then do not be afraid to retreat into your bedroom, light a candle and some incense, and take a deep breath.
Temperature Regulated Bedding
Temperature-regulated bedding can help you to get a much better quality of sleep. In a perfect world, your room would neither be too hot nor too cold. Unfortunately, you cannot command the weather or temperature outside! Instead, invest in temperature-regulated bedding. This bedding will help to ensure that the temperature of your bed does not fall below or rise above 65-degrees. Studies have shown that sleeping at uncomfortable temperatures can negatively impact your sleep. If you suspect that the reason that you don’t sleep may be because you sweat all night, or maybe because you shiver all night, then it’s obvious what you need to do.
Getting a better night’s sleep can be difficult if you do not know where to start. With all of the tips on this page, you should be able to get some rest. Light a candle, lie down on your new mattress, and get some shut-eye.
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