Design Your Bedroom To Improve Your Sleep
Many people believe that the quality of a bed or mattress is what affects the quality of sleep you get, but did you know that with a few simple design alterations to your bedroom you can improve your sleep and your health. In this blog we take a look at how to design your bedroom to improve your sleeping patterns.
The average recommended sleep time for a healthy adult is between 7-9 hours, but many of us in the UK are getting much less than that. With sleep playing such an important role in our day to day physical and mental health, isn’t it time we started working on ways to get more sleep?
Many people think that a good night’s sleep is down to the quality of the mattress you’ve got, and whilst that’s a very important aspect, there are a number of other ways you can improve your night time environment to ensure that you get a full, restful night’s sleep.
Here are 5 design tips you can make to your bedroom straight away, that will help to improve your sleep.
Open A Window
The first one is so simple. By opening the window of your bedroom just a crack, or setting it to vent, then you are helping to circulate the air within the room. This will stop the room feeling stuffy and keep you cool as well.
Use Thick Curtains or Blinds
These are a really great idea in the summer, when light from outside can wake you up too early and stop you going back to sleep. They also muffle noise from outside, meaning you don’t have to get woken up by the dawn chorus at 4am!
Use Matching Pairs
This might seem odd, but creating a sense of symmetry in a room can really help you to relax. Designers often use symmetry to create a sense of balance in a room, which immediately puts our brains at ease. Symmetry can easily be achieved. Buy similar sized artwork to go over each side of your bed, the same colour and shape cushions to go on each side of your bed or use the same bedside table on each side of the bed. We know it sounds a bit weird, but trust us; the sense of balance it creates in the room will help you relax.
We’ve often mentioned this in other blogs, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again! If you have a cluttered bedroom, then it leads to a cluttered mind. Investing in a few good quality drawers or a wardrobe, and putting away clothes, books, work material or electrical items can help you to feel more relaxed. You could even do it before you go to bed, to help you unwind at the end of a long day.
Get Rid of the TV
We know it’s nice to get snuggled into bed with a cup of something hot and settle down to watch your favourite box set, but having a TV in the bedroom is not helping you get to sleep. As well as providing an unwelcome distraction, the TV screen itself gives off blue light that prevents the body from producing melatonin a chemical that helps the body to fall asleep at the end of the day. Is that last episode of Game of Thrones really worth it when you’re struggling to fall asleep at 4am??
These are just a few small changes that you can make to your bedroom now. For a handy Infographic visit Business Insider UK here.
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