30 Oct Create a Stress-Free Bedroom
Our hectic lives give us so much to think about that often the important stuff gets lost along the way. For many go-getters or those working hard to raise a family, sleep can feel like a time-wasting exercise that has to be attended to, or at best a blessed relief whenever or wherever it can be grabbed. Yet the quality and timing of your sleep will show up in both your quality of life and your ability to fulfil those super-important tasks to your full potential.
When it comes to decorating your house, then, the bedroom should not be an afterthought just because it is hidden from sight; nor should it be a refuge for all the stuff you couldn’t fit elsewhere. Keep your computer desk in another room to keep work outside of the bedroom and ensure LED light doesn’t disrupt your sleep.
Clutter will likewise make your room feel stressful, and thus have a negative impact on your sleep. You can design your way around this: use hooks, shelves and a storage bench to keep things off the floor and backs of chairs. You’ll want to keep the walls as minimal as possible, with soothing blues and greens, a couple of personal photographs, and a mirror opposite the window to make the room feel light and airy.
Indeed, light is all-important in regulating your sleep – your inner body clock regulates itself by what you see. So do away with bluish energy-saving bulbs and either add yellow ones, or use coloured lampshades. Install dimmer switches so that you can replicate the fading sun later on into the evening, and also illuminate your way to the bathroom in the night without giving yourself a rude awakening.
Amara has compiled some more tips in the infographic below, including what to do in more detail – even if you’re not redecorating there are a few fixes you can make today to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
Dormeo UK would like to thank Amara for this article and infographic.
Of course it’s hard to fall asleep and stay there if your mattress isn’t in tip-top shape. Dormeo can help eliminate the most common causes of a lack of sleep but don’t just take our word for it. All our mattresses, whether from our bestselling Memory Range or from our luxury Octaspring range, are available in Single, Double, King and Super King sizes and come with our 15 year warranty and our 60 night Comfort Guarantee. We are that sure that you will experience the best sleep that if you don’t agree within the 60 day trial period, we’ll happily refund you the cost of the mattress with our ‘No Quibble Refund’.
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