We spend a third of our lives in bed. Your bedroom is supposed to be somewhere you feel safe, and can fall asleep easily. But many people struggle to get the sleep that they need.
Decorating your bedroom and changing a few simple things can make you feel calmer and more rested. We’ve come up with 5 things you can do to your bedroom to improve your sleep.
Decorate with soft colours
One way to improve your sleep is to decorate your bedroom with soft colours. Strong bright or dark colours can stimulate the brain. This makes it hard to relax enough to fall asleep. The best colours to decorate your bedroom with are pale natural colours, like blue, yellow or green. This will help you to feel calm and relaxed.
Clutter and mess can often stop people sleeping. For many, clutter creates a stressful environment and stops them from unwinding. To avoid clutter building up in your bedroom, invest in storage units or use cupboards. Clearing your room will help you to clear your mind and get a good night’s sleep.
Install adjustable lighting
Another way to improve your sleep is to get adjustable lighting. Dimmed lighting is the best light to have on in the hours before you go to sleep. It helps you to relax and prepares your brain to shut off. But many people prefer to have stronger lighting to stop them straining their eyes. Installing adjustable lighting in your bedroom will help you sleep and avoid straining your eyes.
Get your bed right
Having an uncomfortable bed can also stop you sleeping. Given that we spend 33% of our lives sleeping, it’s worth investing in a good quality mattress, duvet and pillows. If you have any allergies, consider buying hypo-allergenic or anti-allergy bedding. This will help to stop your allergies disturbing your sleep. It’s also a good idea to wash your sheets regularly, to keep your bed clean and comfortable.
Keep your room cool
Heat can often stop us sleeping, especially in the summer months. Make sure that the windows in your bedroom open easily, and that the heating is adjustable.
Another thing you can do is put up thermal curtains to keep your bedroom cool when it’s hot outside. Buying breathable cotton sheets is also a great way to make sure you don’t get too hot in bed.
So there are several things you can do to your bedroom to improve your sleep. Many of these are simple changes, that you can easily do yourself. But changing light fittings and window repair can be tricky. If you need help or advice from a tradesperson, fill start a new project with us here. We’ll put you in touch with up to 4 professionals in your local area.