What do you associate your bedroom with? Work, Social Media scrolling, TV watching?
Your bedroom should only be used for two purposes—sleep and romance—for a positive mind/body association to your space.
If you’re looking to improve your sleep quality, it may be time to update your sleep environment.
Luckily, it doesn’t require a whole bedroom makeover (unless you’re up for a home improvement project).
Just a few simple steps today can make a big difference for better sleep tonight.
Clear out the clutter
A cluttered environment not only ruins a relaxing vibe but can increase your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Heightened cortisol levels can negatively affect falling asleep and increase sleep disturbances throughout the night.
Taking time to clear out excess “stuff” that you don’t like, don’t use, or don’t belong in your bedroom, can help you breathe a sigh of relief and a sense of peace.
For items, you want to keep, invest in organizing bins to place things “out of sight” and your floors and shelves tidy.
Create a more serene space
The more pleasing your space, the easier it is to fall asleep.
If you’re not up for re-painting your walls a tranquil color, try placing a few serene photos or pieces of artwork on your nightstand. A wall hanging with spa colors of light blue and soft green can transform your bedroom and convey a sense of calm. Adding a few indoor green plants boosts fresh oxygen levels and brings a pleasing visual to your space.
Remove work reminders
The purpose of the bedroom is to help you recharge and unwind—not work. If possible, take your work, finances, bill paying, and scheduling into a different space in your home. Leave your bedroom for relaxing.
Keep it quiet
Background noises like leaving your TV on or the buzzing of smartphone notifications can affect your sleep cycles. Try keeping electronics in another room, or at least turned off so they don’t disturb you. There is one exception, however. Ambient white noise may help by blocking background sounds (like a dog barking, cars driving by) and help you sleep more soundly.
Add a relaxing scent
For an added boost of relaxation, try some natural aromatherapy. Lavender is known to improve your mood as it decreases heart rate, skin temperature, and blood pressure, contributing to a more relaxed state of mind.
Mist lavender linen spray on your pillow and sheets, use an aromatherapy diffuser to enjoy a whole-room scent or mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with body lotion and massage on your feet before bed.
Make your bed every morning
Your mom was right! You should make your bed each morning. It can actually help you sleep better at night.
A National Sleep Foundation poll found that many participants who regularly make their bed (and maintain a cleaner bedroom environment) believe this contributes to how well they sleep at night.
It’s time to get your best sleep with these simple bedroom updates for an uncluttered clean & serene space.
At Custom Comfort Mattress, our mission is to help you achieve your best sleep. Discover how our handcrafted mattresses can help you create a comfortable, relaxing environment and a restful, healthy night’s sleep.