Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where you rest and recharge. But if you’ve been struggling to sleep lately, your bedroom could be to blame.
Redesigning your bedroom could be a simple way of helping you sleep better at night, creating the ideal space to give you the rest you need.
Want to get started creating your dream bedroom? Here are some tips for helping you create a space for sleep.
Get rid of all the clutter.
Trying to sleep in a cluttered space can make you feel stressed and restless, which can start to take its toll after a while. Your bedroom should be a place for sleep and nothing else, so try to get rid of your bedroom clutter to help your space feel more tranquil. Get into the habit of putting your clothes away each day, and making your bed in the morning so that your bedroom is nice and welcoming when it’s time for bed.
Switch up your color scheme.
Freshening up your color scheme can be another way to help you sleep at night. Darker rooms are ideal for blocking out light, but you can always keep a lighter bedroom and just invest in some blackout curtains or blinds instead. Choose colors that make you happy – neutral and muted tones can also help you create a more modern look.
Painting a room is one of the easiest ways to transform it, a fun weekend project that can make a big difference to your home. Explore some tips for creating a light and spacious home to give you some inspiration that will help you improve the look and feel of your bedroom.
Invest in a new mattress.
Could your mattress be to blame for your lack of sleep? A bad mattress can cause all kinds of issues, including back ache, shoulder pain and headaches. Mattresses have a lifespan and if it’s been taken care of, you could get up to 10 years of use out of it. If your mattress is older, or it’s no longer supporting you in the right way, consider investing in a new one. Choosing a new mattress isn’t something that should be taken lightly, so think about how you sleep and what level of support you require to make sure you choose the right one for you.
Treat yourself to new bedding.
New bedding is another way to transform your bedroom and make it more sleep-friendly. Investing in high-quality bedding is something you won’t regret once you’ve felt the difference. Take a look at how to pick a sheet set to help you out. It’s a good idea to have more than one so that you can change your bedding easily as needed.
Add some sleep aids.
There are a lot of different ways to help you sleep at night. Some people find it useful to use items like an aromatic diffuser or a sleep spray to help them drift off, while others might prefer an eye mask and ear plugs. Try some different techniques to see if any work for you. It will also help if you switch off from all technology an hour before bed to help your brain wind down for sleep.
Regulate the temperature.
A room that’s too hot or too cold will make it difficult to fall asleep. A cooler bedroom is more preferable for sleep, as it helps your body wind down for sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, you could consider investing in a fan or leaving a window open to help some natural air flow through your bedroom.
If your bedroom is unbearably cold, then it’s important to warm it up. Fix any drafts that might be affecting the temperature of the room and consider adjusting your heating so that the room is warmer when you enter. It can take some adjusting to find the right temperature for you, but you’ll know it once you’ve found it.
Your bedroom should be somewhere that you can wind down and relax at the end of the day, but if yours isn’t doing it for you, you need to make some changes. Making your bedroom a more relaxing environment can help a lot, but if there are deeper rooted reasons why you can’t sleep at night, it could be time to assess your lifestyle and habits, or speak to a doctor. A fresh new bedroom is always welcome so get to work to help you create your dream space for sleep.
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