Do you ever struggle to fall asleep? Or wake up in the morning feeling like you’ve just tossed and turned all night?
If you have, then you’ve also probably tried all sorts of tricks to help you get a good night’s sleep, from establishing a calming bedtime routine to avoiding caffeine in the afternoons.
But there still might be more things you can try, including making sure your bedroom décor is just right for a great night’s sleep.
Here are 5 tips for making your bedroom as sleep-friendly as possible.
1. Block out the light
To really get a great night’s sleep you want to make your bedroom as dark as possible. And that’s really hard to do when you have light from street lights or the early morning sun streaming through your windows.
So get some blackout blinds or some lined curtains to block out as much of that light as possible.
2. Banish blue light
While we’re on the subject of light, banish as much blue light from your bedroom as you can.
This means leaving your phone and your laptop downstairs and not sitting up in bed looking at them before you try and go to sleep.
And if you ever have to get up in the night then think about using red-tinted bulbs in your lamps or nightlights, because they’ve been shown to help promote healthy sleep and not interfere with out sleep patterns like blue light does.
3. Clear away clutter
It can be really hard to fall asleep when your bedroom is full of clutter and mess.
So clear anything that doesn’t really belong in the bedroom out to a more suitable place. Then find some good storage to keep everything else tucked away out of sight.
It doesn’t matter if you have heavy, vintage freestanding pieces or fitted shaker style wardrobes, just make use of whatever you have to tidy things away before you head to bed.
4. Use calming colours
If you have the time to do it, think about giving the walls of the bedroom a bit of a refresh.
You could paint the whole room in a soothing colour like cool shades of blue, green, or purple. Or keep most of the walls neutral and paint one accent wall.
Grey is still a big trend in home décor and can work really well in the bedroom if you pick the right soft shade.
If you don’t want to fully redecorate then you can still bring these relaxing colours into the bedroom through the curtains, bedding, and other soft furnishings that you pick.
5. Appeal to your different senses
Try to keep your bedroom on the cooler side, and think about what bedding you find most comfortable and relaxing to snuggle in to.
You can also use scent in the bedroom to help you get a great night’s sleep.
Opening up the windows for a while every day can help get fresh air into the room and keep it smelling sweet and clean.
If you then want to add a scent to the room try lavender.
Lavender is a classic, relaxing scent that can really help if you struggle to fall asleep. So think about getting a lavender scented reed diffuser for the bedroom, or try a pillow spray to spritz before you get in to bed.
Do you struggle to fall asleep at night?
Which of these tips do you think will help you the most?
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