“A sleep-friendly bedroom?” I hear you say in a puzzled tone. It may indeed seem like a puzzling idea, at first. After all, aren’t bedroom inherently sleep-friendly? They have a bed in them, don’t they? Isn’t that pretty much all you need?
That seems to make sense if you don’t think about it too much. But if every bedroom was inherently sleep-friendly, how could we explain the fact that a ridiculous number of people out there don’t get the sleep they need? For most of us, we’re either waking up throughout the night, or we’re not falling asleep properly in the first place. So it seems possible for a bedroom to have a negative effect on sleep.
Your bedroom is one of the most important – if not the most important – room in your house. It’s where you relax and recharge your batteries. And when you know the importance of getting a good sleep, perhaps you’ll take these steps to making sure your bedroom is sleep-friendly.
A bedroom that could double as a sauna, isn’t going to result in great sleep. The same could be said if your room could also double as a freezer, of course. But your body is going to warm up in your bed as you sleep, so heat can be a bigger concern. You need to cool your room down if you’re sweating and tossing and turning in the night.
It shouldn’t surprise you that noise is going to interrupt your sleep. If you’ve got sound bleeding into your room, then you need to sort that out right away. Adding soundproof material doesn’t mean you have to take the walls apart, though. Try putting bookcases stuffed with books against the walls. Place sound-absorbing in the gap between the door and the floor.
A lot of people are trying to sleep on mattresses that are causing long-term damage to their backs. The mattresses are either cheaply produced or they’ve worn out their welcome. If you can feel the springs of your mattress digging into you, then it’s time to upgrade.
You should also consider other furniture in your bedroom. Luxury bedroom furniture can help you get comfortable throughout the late hours of the day. This can help you de-stress properly, allowing your brain a chance to wind down before your head hits the pillow.
You may find yourself wondering what the problem is here. Once the lights are out, then your room is pitch black, right? After all, the lights are out. Lightning should no longer a problem. Right? Actually, the problem stems from the lights you’re using before you go to bed. Really bright lights in your room in the hours before you go to bed can affect your ability to fall asleep. Again, it’s because your mind (as well as your eyes) are being kept more alert than advisable. Get a soft-light lamp, or use dimmable lighting. In the hour before bed, use that dim lighting options instead of the main light”. It will help you get into ‘sleep mode’!