6 Things Your Bedroom Needs for A Successful Slumber 

6 Things Your Bedroom Needs for A Successful Slumber 

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Home Decor, Published On
January 21, 2022
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Sleep hygiene and experiencing better sleep are vital for everyone. Some are in a routine of eight hours a night, and others get a few hours of sleep? What could be the difference between the two? To have a good night’s sleep, you need to be in charge of certain things. For instance, you can do some stretches before bed, invest in  these mattresses at Costco, avoid some foods that keep you up, try distressing activities before bed. But there are some things you may be overlooking, and they are vital for a good and restful sleep. Here are things your bedroom needs to help you sleep better.

6 Things Your Bedroom Needs for A Successful Slumber

  • A clean floor

Messy clothes, books piled on chairs, laundry everywhere, work files all over the floor, and any other type of clutter are all distractions. Also, such an environment causes stress, and the bedroom should not cause you any stress. But be a place to feel calm, restful, and relaxing. Your bedroom should be minimalist in appearance and design. Therefore, hang clothes and clean up before bedtime hour. So when your head hits the pillow, you are calm and not getting overwhelmed with how your room looks when you lie down to sleep.

  • Softly colored walls

walls

What color do you have on your walls? Does it calm you when you enter the room or make you feel excited to do something else? Bright colors such as red, pink, and yellow are intense for the bedroom. So they will only affect the quality of sleep you get. Choose the blue color for your bedroom. Research supports it as the best to promote sleep, and you can opt for other short shades of yellow and green that are best for creating a calming atmosphere. If you have always had bright colors, choose soft colors if you want a successful slumber.

  • Thermostat set at 65

thermostat

One rule for good sleep is quiet, dark, and cool. Thus, for better sleep every night. Have your thermostat set at 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It promotes the longest and deepest sleep. The reason to choose this temperature is that the hotter you are, the more you will experience shorter and lighter sleep. Choose a temperature where your body temperature remains cool to promote falling asleep fast, deeper, and longer. So, the 65 degrees Fahrenheit temperature should work for most people.

  • Minimal bedding

bedroom

Sleeping under heavy blankets at night is a setup for a restless night. No matter the temperatures outside, you need your body temperature to be below the normal temperature to sleep better and stay asleep. When you are too warm, it is difficult for your body to cool down. Therefore, it is a challenge for you to sleep well. Thus, look for light and comfortable bedding and if you sweat a lot at night, consider using moisture-wicking products. Also, you can decide to sleep with no pajamas, and you will be surprised how more comfortable you will be.

  • Have no electronics

have no electronics

An hour to bedtime should be the time to meditate and prep for sleep, not rushing through social media before you sleep. But, most people are guilty of binging under the cover, before bed emails, and other things people do online, but good sleepers know what is better for them. The devices people use at night produce a blue light blocking the flow of melatonin and delaying the onset of sleep. So, it is best to leave your phone and laptops in the living room or the next room to make it a habit not to use them in bed, and your sleep quality will improve automatically.

  • Have a pitch-black room

Have a pitch-black room 

How dark is your bedroom after you switch off the lights? If you still have blinking lights from the air conditioner, alarm clock, the air filter, and other things. It is not dark enough. The environment of your sleeping area should be pitched back if you want to experience better sleep. The little lights can disturb sleep even through closed eyelids. So, unplug before bed, cover items with blinking lights, or turn them off, to create a pitch-black room to sleep soundly.

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