Blue is for the Bedroom - 5 Bedroom Design Tips for Better Sleep
When it comes to selecting the right mattress for your body type and sleeping position, we’ve got you covered, but there’s more to creating an environment that’s conducive to quality sleep. Here are five tips for turning your bedroom into a dream-inducing haven.
Take time to tidy
If you’re used to tripping over things on your way to the bathroom in the morning, it’s time to think about decluttering your space. You don’t need to do a deep clean every day—just take five or ten minutes to put things back where they belong. Not only will you feel less anxious, but now that you don’t to search for things, you’ll shave the time off your morning routine.
Your body temperature naturally drops just before and during sleep, so balmy, humid bedroom environments make it hard for your body to wind down. If you don’t have an air conditioner, there are other things you can do to stay cool and comfortable. Check out our advice on how to sleep through hot summer nights .
Choose soothing colours
Keep the cherry reds and fluorescent yellows out of the bedroom. Soothing, muted colours, especially in shades of blue and green, are the best choices for your bedroom walls. If you have to have bright colours around, use them as accents.
Use light strategically
Darkness is one of the most important conditions for sleep. Dim the lights about an hour before bed, and if possible, don’t use LED bulbs or electronic devices in the evening hours.
Follow your nose
Certain scents are widely reputed to induce relaxation and sleep, but the major rule of thumb is to use a scent you like (but one that doesn’t inspire you to look for an open bakery at 3am). Try a few drops of essential oil near your pillow or a scented candle (just don’t forget to blow it out before you fall asleep!) However, if you suffer from asthma or allergies, check with your healthcare professional to make sure your favourite scent is safe.