Your Bedroom – Your Sanctuary
Sleep is a basic human need, just like eating and drinking and we should try to make our bedroom to be our sleep sanctuary as much as possible.
Still, many of us believe that we can get by on less sleep with no negative effects on us.
In fact, obtaining enough quality sleep is vital for our mental and physical health. Not having good night sleep is linked to conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke and depression.
It is good to mention that sleep is also important for personal health safety. Not enough sleep, leads to increased risk of injury, serious car crashes and many more tragic accidents.
So,what can we do in order to have a good night sleep?
Use colors to calm your bedroom
Your bedroom should be separated from the rest of your home and in a place where it is calmer.
If you consider which type of color you should use, try soothing colors in order to reinforce the idea of resting period – light green or light blue are defined as soothing colors and are perfectly good choice.
Create Quiet Feeling
If the surroundings where you live have much noise and it is very light, consider to install dark curtains on the windows to block the light from entering the bedroom.
A dark and quiet bedroom is crucial if you want to have good night sleep and especially for people who work night shifts and must sleep during the day.
Declutter Your Bedroom
You should declutter your bedroom from magazines, papers, and electronic gadgets. Clutter is usually associated with multiple function room, and you will not get the feeling of easiness when you enter the room.
Buy A Comfy Bed
Be sure to purchase a high-quality, comfortable bed and pillows. It’s an investment you will not regret!
Keep your bed sheets, covers and pillows to a minimum, so that you’re not constantly pushing them out of the way to get comfortable when trying to sleep.
Choose colors for your bed sheets and covers that you find peaceful and calming.
Keep Your Bed Neat
It’s important to make your bed every day to avoid pulling back the covers before bedtime. This ritual also helps to associate the bed with very specific functions – sleep and s…
Try not eat in your bed, watch TV, or do any work there, as these activities are usually associated with being awake.
Keep Pets Out Of Your Bed
Ah,this is the toughest part, to keep pets out of bed. It is difficult to do that, but try to teach them not to sleep on your bed.
Your pets are best to be off the bed, so you can feel free to move around the bed.
Since I have a pet (a dog), and when it jumps to sleep with me – I do not get sleep at all. Before I go to bed, I close the door from my bedroom and both of us are in our own separate beds, and you know what – we are waking up with smile – we both had a goodnight sleep.
Keep Low Bedroom Temperature
Have you ever noticed that you sleep better during the winter months? We actually achieve more deep, delta sleep in a cool sleeping environment.
If you are hot when you go to bed, you’ll have a very tough time sleeping. This has to do with your body temperature staying too high and unableing you to sleep.
Our body temperature rises and peaks during the day, and while we are awake, it is producing heat in support of our daily activities. But it lowers during evening hours, to calm the body heat and prepare us for sleep.
You must literally cool down in order to fall asleep.
In hot summer days, you can even turn the air conditioner on to cool down your bedroom so you can fall asleep more easily.
If You Can’t Sleep – Leave The Bedroom
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, get up and leave the bedroom to watch TV, or read until you’re sleepy and then return to the bedroom. In that way, you won’t associate your bed with any sleeping problem.
All of these sleep-friendly adjustments to your bedroom can increase your quality sleep leading to your better mood, physical health, and mental focus.
So, pack up and go to sleep!
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