5 Tips to Make Your Bedroom Fit for Sleep
For most of us regular office workers, working life takes up most of our time. Throw in a couple hours of overtime, early morning meetings, other after-work commitments, and you have the perfect recipe for eye bags within eye bags.
When you’re getting barely 7 hours of shut eye daily, they should be good quality sleep.
Sleep is vital for our health and performance. You want to avoid dozing off when your CEO is drilling a long and boring speech on the company’s financial performance for 20xx.
Optimise your sleep quality to wake up fresh-faced and roaring for work every day.
Bump Up Your Bed
Invest in a good bed, and your body will never look back.
Reputable beds cost a premium for a reason – you pay for the quality, comfort and better sleep. Sturdy mattresses are good for your health, giving your spine the support it needs.
Different people are suited for different types of mattresses. Choose the one that is designed for your sleeping habits, size and posture. For example, if you have a bad back, you can get a memory foam mattress to relieve your pressure points, pain and get spine alignment and support.
If your mattress has seen better times, consider changing it to a new one. New mattresses don’t have allergens lurking about, like those pesky dust mites. Fit it with a new hypoallergenic mattress protector and you’re good to go.
When you’re in deep sleep, it’s best to keep your room completely dark. Apart from being beneficial to your mental health, it ensures that your sleep is smooth without disruption as well.
Artificial lighting at night is particularly bad for your health. Sources include your night light, light from your phone, clock, phone charger and more. This raises cortisol levels unnaturally at night, leading to sleep disruption, inflammation, insulin resistance, increased sleep debt and more.
Therefore, keep all electronic devices turned off and check your furniture fittings like your curtains. You can opt for either heavy or blackout curtains to keep the lights out in the morning when the sun rises and sunlight streams in.
Keep it Cool and Fresh
Nobody enjoys sleeping in a hot and stuffy room. Adjust your temperature settings to one that’s cool and comfortable. Your bedsheets also play a part.
Select breathable, cooling fabrics like cotton and avoid microfibre and high thread count sheets for sunny days. That’s how you wake up rejuvenated instead of sweating your socks off.
Also, for a calming effect, you can use soft and light colours when deciding the colour palette for your room. Some examples are neutral i.e. beige or light blue colours.
Keep the air fresh with some potted or flowering plants as décor. Greenery helps purify the air, boosting your health and mood and reducing the chances of indoor air pollution.
You can also put some essential oils or diffuser sticks in your favourite scent. Breathing in these oils can relax your nerves and contribute to a better, fitful sleep.