Life can be busy and demanding, so it is vital to have a safe, secure, and comfortable space.
Your bedroom is the obvious place to turn into a sanctuary. Resting and recovering from daily demands is something that we can’t take for granted. Being well-rested and feeling secure is what recharges our batteries and allows us to perform at our best.
Our bedrooms are highly personal spaces, and they usually have a lot of our personality in them. This can help towards making us feel safe, but sometimes there might be one too many distractions in there too.
Even if you aren’t getting a full night’s sleep, you can turn your bedroom into the sanctuary you deserve with this guide.
Don’t let the street lights and the sunrise prevent you from getting the most enjoyable sleep.
During the day, it is great to let in as much light as possible. It helps you to feel great and get off to a productive day. But as evening falls, curtains that aren’t thick enough can keep letting in too much light.
The quickest and most cost-effective way to have a great balance is to double up. Have a blackout blind that can be rolled up and a lighter voile layer to retain privacy during the day or use external sun blinds.
If swapping your current window dressing for blinds isn’t an option, then sleep masks are a pocket-friendly alternative. Even a high-quality one won’t set you back too much.Sleep masks are often slightly weighted to help keep your eyes closed and allow you to drift off to sleep.
If you just can’t put down the phone before you go to sleep, make an effort to wear blue-light glasses. Blue-light glasses reduce the blue light that you see on screen and enable your brain to relax.
Tip: If you have an iPhone, you may be able to switch your phone into Night Shift. Night Shift adds an orange tone to your screen to reduce blue light in the evening.
The most comfortable things in your home should be your sofa and your bed. A mattress that is supportive in the right places will help you to be as comfortable as possible.
If it has been a while since you have changed your mattress or bed frame, you might want to invest in one that provides extra functions.
An ottoman bed can give you extra space to help you keep your room clutter and mess-free. Divan Beds Centre has a great selection of storage bed bases to choose from.
To aid your comfort as you sleep or relax in bed, choose luxurious fabrics. Opt for soft, high-quality layers so that you can add and remove them as required. Cotton and silk are great options for those who like to stay cool and enjoy breathable fabrics.
The temperature and air quality in our bedrooms can have an impact on how we sleep and how we feel when we wake up.
During the day, when possible open a window to allow the bedroom to be aired out. Sleeping with the window open can also improve the room temperate and keep it cool enough to sleep in.
According to the Sleep Foundation, the bed temperature for sleeping is 18 degrees Celsius/ 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
The right temperature in the room will ensure that we get to go through our complete sleep cycle. A decrease in REM or slow-wave sleep can leave us feeling tired, groggy, and a little bit grumpy.
Although an air conditioning unit is the best choice, using a fan is a great second choice. If a fan isn’t possible either, then cold water bottles can help too.
If you often wake up with nasal congestion in the summer, then a cool-mist humidifier can help to reduce the stuffiness in the room.
Simple and effective tips to help you turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. Create a cool, calm, and cozy atmosphere with some careful changes.