Struggling to get to sleep at night? Your bedroom could be causing your insomnia! In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best decorating ideas to implement to make your bedroom more sleep friendly, so you can be on your way to sleeping better each night.
Keep in Mind Your Bedroom is for Sleeping
When decorating your bedroom, keep in mind that its main purpose is for sleeping. You do not want to decorate it as you would your office, workout room, or play area. When you have too much going on in your rest and retreat area, it will cause your sleep to suffer. Anything that should not be in your bedroom needs to be removed immediately, even if your bedroom is large enough to serve as another room.
Unclutter the Space
If you have a lot of clutter going on in your bedroom, you are not going to be able to relax. This means that your closet and dresser should not be overflowing, there should be no items on the floor, and everything should be put away correctly. Take the time to organise everything neatly and even if you have a small closet, make the most of it. You could consider under bed storage or you could purchase some clothing organisers to help make uncluttering your bedroom easier.
Dust can cause your allergies to flare up, which results in restlessness. Besides, who can go to sleep when they are sneezing every five minutes? It is important to dust everywhere and keep your bedroom clean so it can be dust free. We also recommend washing your bedding at least once a week and vacuuming your mattress at least once a month.
Use Blackout Blinds
When light peeks in through your windows, it can unconsciously alert your brain that it needs to be awake. Therefore, when it is time for bed you need your room to be as dark as possible. Blackout blinds are a great solution and they do not cost a lot of money either. After sleeping with them the first night, you will know that you have made a great investment. If you are not a blinds person, blackout drapes are another option that you may want to consider.
Purchase the Correct Mattress
Many people think that the more money that they pay for a mattress, the better sleep that they will get. However, this is not always the case. For example, you may find that cheap beds are surprisingly more comfortable than expensive ones. When mattress shopping, it is important to actually lay down on the mattress so you can test it out and find the one that makes you want to stop and take a nap in the store. If you are not getting a good amount of sleep each night it could be because your bedroom is not “sleep ready”. However, if you follow the tips that we have provided in this article, you will find yourself sleeping better. Keep in mind that if you think you have a sleep disorder it is best to consult with a specialist as medication may be required for you to get a good night’s sleep.