One of the life’s best pleasures is to sleep in the comfort of your cushy pillow and bed, draw up the sheets and gently go into oblivion after a long weary day. If you put this exaggeration aside, then sleeping is a pretty straightforward process, isn’t it? Well, at least for some of you, it might be easy, while for others, this oversimplification is something to laugh off.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways with the help of which you can turn your bedroom into a sleep-friendly zone. Here’s how you can indulge yourself into a relaxing mode after a tiresome day!
Switch Off the Lights While Sleeping
If you’re one of those who cannot switch off easily, your bedroom should not get your grey cells and senses all worked up. Painting your room in a soothing palette and incorporating serene paintings as wall decor would give a relaxing feeling to your senses after a weary day. Moreover, experts recommend keeping your bed linen clean so that your sleep does not get disturbed due to unpleasant odour from the sheets. If you’ve got a sense of smell that would make you feel uneasy, make sure you use a detergent that does not offend your nose. Another alternative is to use vaporising essential oils that help to relieve stress and induce calm while sleeping.
Calm Down Your Senses
Well, we tend to use our phones or laptops before going to bed, and this direct exposure to light can prevent you from falling asleep completely. You would need to mellow the lights a bit in your bedroom to a soft glow at least an hour before going to bed so as to enjoy a sound sleep. Furthermore, make sure to draw thick curtains across your room’s windows to shut out traffic and streetlights. As you prepare to go to sleep at the end of the day, always make sure to keep your mobile phone away, although close enough in the case of an emergency rather than keeping it by your pillow.
Choose the Right Mattress
There is no one particular bed or mattress to suit us all, so make sure you try a few before you purchase the perfect one. Besides the obvious observations, like selecting a single bed over a double bed, or a queen sized bed over a king sized bed, pay sheer attention to opting for the right mattress. Apart from its firmness, also look for its durability and ease of maintenance. Depending on what you mainly desire, you can also accessorise your existing mattress with a soft mattress topper. You can even consider opting for a hypoallergenic bed linen and make sure to change it to suit the current weather. You also need to be aware of your pillow choices. As the general rule of thumb, those who are stomach sleepers generally need soft and flat pillows; side sleepers need really thick ones while medium thickness would suit well for back sleepers.
Keep Your Room at Normal Temperature
Due to sudden variations in the temperature you often need to arrange your room in a certain way. If you feel that it is too hot as you sink into your bed, it is probably because your roof might be receiving too much sunlight. Under such circumstances, getting an air conditioner or cooler is the most obvious solution. However, if this isn’t feasible enough, there are several other ways to keep the excessive heat under control. You can try coating your roof with white reflective paint.
If that sounds pretty complicated, you can try creating a roof garden, as taking care to choose plants can tolerate direct exposure to the sunlight. This protective layer of plants can protect your room from searing temperatures quite effectively.
If you have children or even pets, your night is often interrupted. Plan your kids’ bedtime accordingly, most probably, a couple of hours before yours. On the other hand, when it comes to pet dogs, keeping them active throughout the day would mean that they sleep better. Moreover, keeping your bedroom quiet and dark is an indicator to the pets that it is bedtime.
So, now you know some of the most important tricks that would help you take a sound sleep. Follow these simple tips, and you are sure to sleep in peace in your bedroom.