A safe haven, the bedroom has many purposes, one of which is to provide us with better sleep. Many times we tend to forget how every item in the bedroom plays an important role in creating a sleep-friendly ambiance.

Whether it’s a painting on the wall, a comfortable mattress, or even the color we chose for the curtains. It’s important that all the pieces of the room come together and create the ultimate sleep inducer.

Better sleep means higher productivity and well-being. Here are 7 changes you can make in the bedroom that will grant you better sleep tonight and every night.

Invest in a good mattress

Invest in a good mattress

For some reason, people tend to ignore this crucial tip. While most mattresses are designed to last up to 10 years, some may need changing sooner. If your mattress happens to have lumps, sags, rips, holes, or you keep waking up with muscle pain, then it’s probably time to change.

Better sleep starts with the perfect mattress and pillows that help you drift off. Visit different shops and test out a few mattresses before you decide on the perfect one.

Keep your room dark

Keep your room dark

Of course, this tip only applies for nighttime. In order to get better sleep, you need a relatively dark bedroom. Choose dark blinds for the windows to keep out light from outside.

Furthermore, minimizing the number of electronics which are sources of light in the room is also important. Digital clocks, TVs, cable boxes, and other electronics may disrupt your sleep. Another tip is to install bulbs with lower wattage. This way, even if you leave a small light on, it will not be too distracting.

Reduce noise in the bedroom 

Reduce noise in the bedroom 

Noise keeps us awake, even if it is the gentle tick-tock of a clock. Silence all electronics that may wake you up at night with a notification. Or, even better, avoid any electronics in the bedroom if possible.

Moreover, if you wish to drown out noises from the street, try a sound machine that produces calming sounds to help you sleep. You can even try listening to music that will distract you from external noise. If music helps you sleep, it is recommended to use a device that allows you to set a timer. This way, there are fewer chances that a sudden noise will wake you after you have fallen asleep.

Temperature Control 

Temperature Control 

The bedroom temperature is an important factor when it comes to better sleep. If it is too hot or too cold, you will either have trouble falling asleep or wake up suddenly in the middle of the night.

Although it may vary from one person to the next, the ideal room temperature for sleep is around 20 degrees Celsius. Remember that your body temperature drops as you fall asleep, so a lower room temperature could speed up the process. Also, try to avoid too many covers and blankets which may become uncomfortable and disrupt your sleep.

Choose the right wall color

Choose the right wall color

No matter what you do in the bedroom during the day, its main purpose is sleep. This is why you should create a soft and relaxing environment that encourages better sleep. While bright, contrasting colors sound like fun, they are not the best when it comes to sleep.

Choose calming tones like blues, greens, and pastels. Furthermore, go for colors that work well together and help create a relaxing feel. If you do want bright colors in the bedroom, add a few touches here and there. Such as the pillow covers, in artwork, or small decorative pieces.

Declutter your room

Declutter your room

A messy room will leave you feeling anxious and may cause sleep deprivation. Get rid of anything you do not need around the bedroom and keep everything in its right place.

Add storage units if you need them and minimize accessories. You won’t be able to sleep if you are always running into chairs and piles of clothes or worrying about cleaning up. Moreover, try to make the bed the focal point of the bedroom so that you associate the bedroom with sleep.

Use Aromatherapy

Use Aromatherapy

Some studies show that certain smells can help you fall asleep. The best scents to use are lavender and vanilla, but of course, this is a personal preference. Relaxing scents will calm you at the end of the day and help you get better sleep at night.

This is also a good tip that will set up a routine for your brain. With time, you will associate the scents with sleep and your brain will take it as a cue that it is time for bed.

For more bedroom design tips see also:

Fun And Functional Teen Bedrooms Decorating Tips

How to Create the best children Bedroom

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