Do you spend most of the night tossing and turning? One thing’s for sure, you’re not alone, as approximately one in five people find it difficult to sleep at night. There are all sorts of things that can have an effect on your quality and quantity of rest, but did you know that your bedroom could be stopping you from nodding off at night? If you want to enjoy your full eight hours of shut eye, now might be the time to turn your attention to your sleeping space. Here are five bedroom design hacks that could help you get a good sleep.
- Invest in an adjustable bed
If your bed leaves you feeling sore and stiff, you may be due an upgrade. To boost your chances of enjoying a restful night, you may want to consider investing in an adjustable bed. These beds can be adjusted to a number of different positions to help you find a comfortable sleeping posture, which can be especially useful if you suffer from a painful health condition like backache or sciatica. Our beds here at Adjustamatic also feature our unique NHC Cyclo-Therapy massage system, which works to alleviate aches and pains and lull you into peaceful slumber.
- Get the right window treatments
Having a dark room at night is crucial as it helps to prepare your body for rest. Light coming in to your bedroom from outside can make falling asleep difficult and cause you to rise prematurely. Using blackout blinds or curtains to shut out the sunlight can make it easier for you to drift off and help you stay in sleep mode until you are ready to get up. An added bonus is that blackout window dressings include a thermal lining that regulates room temperature – and this can help to keep you cool during the summer and cosy in winter.
- Choose a calming colour scheme
Studies have shown that colour can have a significant impact on your mood, so it’s important that your décor makes you feel relaxed. To make your bedroom the soothing sanctuary it should be, consider opting for soft blues, greens or neutral shades. Don’t just stop at your walls either – choose calming colours for your bedding, artwork and soft furnishings too.
- Keep artificial light to a minimum
Artificial light in the bedroom disrupts the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you feel tired, and it can keep you alert for longer. With that in mind, use low wattage bulbs and reduce any other sources of artificial light to help you wind down. Even the glow from power buttons on your TV and laptops can have a negative effect on your sleep patterns, so remember to always switch them off when you turn in for the night.
- Use scented products
When designing your bedroom, don’t forget about your sense of smell. Research has shown that certain smells, such as lavender, can put your mind and body into a more relaxed state. While smelling lavender may not be a panacea for poor sleep, having candles, oils, mist sprays and other scented products could help you doze off.
By following bedroom design tips like these, you should welcome more peaceful nights.