The modern world is fast-paced and in a constant evolution. At the end of every day, when we finally put our stressful and busy minds to rest, many of us find it difficult to fall asleep. Not only that, but often our sleep patterns are disturbed throughout the night, leaving us feeling tired and drained the following day. Luckily there are a few quick tips at hand that don’t involve a prescription but can help us increase the duration and improve the quality of our sleep naturally!
After analysing the layout of your bedroom, you may find that a few simple changes to the lighting, texture, and object placement will help you to improve your sleep patterns.
1. Create a Serene SpaceThe more peaceful your environment then the better the quality of your sleep will be. Cluttered spaces result in agitation and anxiety, which is why you should always keep your nightstand and bed clutter free, particularly of mobile devices. A mini Zen garden or a water feature are two of the best items to have on your nightstand. These small and simple treasures will create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and tranquillity, and what could be better than falling asleep to the sound of running water?
However, if you prefer to keep your nightstand free of any objects then either purchase or create your own paintings for the wall above your bed. Remember to pick a scene that is aesthetically pleasing to your surroundings.
2. Turn off the lights and keep it quietTry to keep in mind that your bedroom is your own personal sanctuary and place of rest. For most of us, the bedroom will remain the only room in the house where guests are not permitted to visit. Just like guests are restricted from entering your personal sanctuary, so light should be restricted too.
Light should only be permitted to enter the room at dawn and throughout the day. Bright lights throw off your biological clock and tell you that it’s time to wake up. You don’t want this happening at 1:00am when your phone lights up with a new message, so before going to bed remember to turn off the computer, television, phone, and bedside lamp.
If you are the experimental type then try investing in a Himalayan salt or rose quartz lamp. These provide a soft, gentle glow and they also release negative ions into the air. Negative ions assist in alleviating depression, relieving stress, and boosting our energy.
3. Create a comfortable and cosy bed with soft texturesThe quality of your bed, mattress, duvet, and pillow affects your level of comfort, as well as the quality of your sleep. One thing to keep in mind is that everyone’s body is different and because of this you may have to search for a mattress and bed that fits the shape and weight of your body. On the brighter side you might be pleased to know that there are many options to choose from.
Some people like to decorate their beds with pillows, quilts, and throws, while others may prefer a more simple design. Whatever your preference make sure that you use sheets, blankets, and duvets that are warm, but which allow space for air to seep through so that you don’t overheat.
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