Sleep is important, without it – we’re only operating at half the speed we should be. If you find it difficult to get to sleep at night, perhaps your bedroom is to blame. With spring on the way, now’s the perfect time to give your bedroom a makeover.
Learn more about how to get a better night’s sleep by improving your bedroom setup.
Block out the light
If your bedroom has too much light coming in, you could find it difficult to drift off or be woken earlier than you should in the morning. Consider getting some blackout blinds to make it easier to get to sleep, or invest in some darker, thicker curtains that can help reduce the effects of streetlights.
Invest in a new mattress
A new mattress can make the world of difference to your sleep. If yours is looking a little tired, it might be time to invest in a new one. You can buy mattress styles that come with comfort guarantees, so if you don’t see an improvement in your sleep habits, then it’s possible to get your money back to try another option. Look for a mattress that is durable and made from quality materials such as memory foam as well as a mattress that addresses specific needs if you suffer from back or joint pain.
Get rid of the clutter
It’s difficult to relax in a messy room, so if you find your mind preoccupied with your untidy floor, then it’s time to start decluttering. Give your bedroom a 60-minute spring clean that will help tackle some of the obvious clutter, while taking the time to fully declutter bedroom will help make it easier to keep tidy. Start by getting rid of any unwanted clothes and consider investing in extra storage solutions to keep everything off the floor.
Keep your bedroom at the right temperature
Temperature can have a significant effect on your quality of sleep, and if it’s too hot or too cold – you might not be getting the rest you should. 16-18 degrees is typically considered the ideal temperature for sleep, so if your room is colder than this, you might want to think about using the heating. If your bedroom gets too warm (especially during the summer months), this could also impact your sleep quality, so getting a fan is a great investment for those balmy nights.
Keep electronics out of sight
Using electronics before bed could be another factor affecting your sleep. If you like to browse in bed, consider giving your phone or laptop a break for an hour or so before you go to sleep. Keep your tech locked away in a drawer, or another room and rely on traditional alarm clocks to wake yourself up in the morning. It may not seem like much of an issue, but switching off could significantly improve your sleep quality.
Sleep is important for your health, so if you’re not getting enough of it, then you need to find out why. If your bedroom setup is to blame, making some simple changes could soon make poor sleep a thing of the past, providing many benefits for your health and wellbeing.