Changing a few things about your space could help guarantee a better sleep.
If you’re having a difficult time falling asleep, the design of your bedroom is important to consider. Here are just a few things your bedroom needs for a good night’s sleep:
1. Clock Away
Lights can prevent the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that is your body’s natural sleep drug. Even the smallest amount of light can interrupt our sleep. Consider turning your digital clocks away from you to help improve the quality of your sleep.
2. Add a Sleep Scent
Research shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. In one study done at Britain’s University of Southampton, researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 10 adults. For a week, half of the participants slept in a room where lavender essential oil was diffused in the air throughout the night; the rest snoozed in a similar room where a placebo–sweet almond oil–was released. After a week, the groups switched rooms. At the end of the study, the volunteers ranked the quality of their sleep 20% better on average when in the lavender-scented room.
3. Turn on a Fan
Studies have proven that our sleep can improve by 24% when sleeping with a pink noise blended with a consistent frequency. You can create this sound at home with fans or an app on your phone. The goal is to look for a soft uninterrupted sound.
4. Make Your Bed
People who make their bed every morning are more likely to sleep 19% better according to a poll by the 2014 National Sleep Study.
5. Have Your Own Blanket
It is recommended to sleep with two separate sheets when sharing a bed with your partner. Using one blanket for 2 people can amplify movement and body heat.
6. Sleep Cool
The cold makes us drowsy, and a cooler body temperature helps us drift off faster. Sleep experts suggest setting the thermostat between 65 and 72 degrees… And yes even in the Winter.
You need the right environment to get a good night’s sleep and that means a bedroom that’s pleasant, inviting and relaxing is important.
Be the best that you can be by improving the quality of your sleep!
R.C. (Bob) Dimas