Sleep is one of the most important things for our health.
A good night’s sleep not only gives us energy, it also helps reduce stress, prevent obesity, fight depression, and makes us look better.
But, did you know that, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep?
Lack of sleep can be caused by a number of different reasons. But sometimes, poor sleep is simply due to the fact that their bedroom isn’t designed well for a good night’s sleep.
Think you may be one of these people? If so, read on to learn the top 4 tips to design your bedroom for better sleep.
1. Keep the Temps Cool
Sometimes, designing a bedroom for better sleep simply means adjusting the temperature of your room.
While they say 72 degrees is the perfect temperature for rooms, this isn’t the case for when you’re sleeping in your bedroom.
Research actually suggests that the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
To especially allow yourself to fall into a deep slumber, take a hot shower before jumping into your cool bed, as this is a proven way to relax yourself.
2. Pick the Right Sleep System
Many people choose their sleep system (aka their bed and mattress) based on aesthetic appeal first, and comfort second.
However, you should never do this. Comfort should always come first when it comes to choosing the right sleep system.
Your mattress should allow you to stay comfortable and cool throughout the night, and it should support the natural shape of your body. The same rules apply for your pillows as well as your bed frame. You may even want to consider getting a customizable bed for the ultimate comfort.
There are hundreds of different of mattress types out there, so be sure to do your research. Don’t be afraid to opt for ones with a higher price tag.
You spend a third of your life in bed, so a high quality sleeping system is definitely worth the splurge.
3. Check Your Scents and Scenery
A better night’s sleep can be achieved by having the right smells in your room, as well as the right scenery.
When it comes to scenery, we are specifically referring to colors. Colors evoke certain moods in us, so when it comes to designing a bedroom for better sleep, you want to make sure you choose colors that evoke relaxation.
Blue is known to be the best color for this, followed by yellow and green. Colors to stay away from include brown, gray, and purple.
Apart from calming colors, you can also pay attention to what you’re keeping in your room and how they affect your mood. Having beautiful souvenirs or bookshelves with your favorite pieces, crystals, or photographs can also boost your mood. Try to organize your room in a way that can allow you to put your memories somewhere you can see. Crystals, especially the ones having enough power to bring positive energy into your room are also great alternatives. For instance, Blue Fluorite’s healing properties include helping you to focus and be more productive. This soft and ethereal blue stone can be a perfect addition to your room. There are other crystals as well, that you can choose based on your zodiac sign or colors.
In terms of scents, you also want to make sure your bedroom has a soothing smell to it.
Invest in an aromatherapy diffuser and add relaxing scents to it such as lavender or chamomile. Be sure to consistently clean your linens so those have a fresh scent as well.
4. Focus on Lighting
The lighting scheme in your room is very important to your overall quality of sleep.
When getting ready for bed, go for dim lighting, as this will signal to your brain it’s time to start winding down.
Once you are actually asleep, do your best to ensure the room is pitch black. Consider investing in stronger curtains if there are a lot of street lights in your neighborhood.
With these four tips in mind for bedroom design, you should be well on your way to an awesome night’s sleep!