Sleep is very important for our overall health and well-being. Getting adequate sleep can help improve mood, ability to concentrate and increase energy levels. So how can you reap the benefits of a good night’s rest? It all starts with ambiance. If you look at five-star hotel rooms what do they all have in common? They are calming, relaxing and clean. So why not recreate the experience at home? Adding these things to your bedroom before you turn in will take your room to another level of coziness and comfort.
When it comes to your bedroom a quality mattress is the most important. Obviously, we all have our preferences as to how soft or firm we like our mattresses but whichever one you choose it should provide support and comfort.
Sheets do matter. The higher the thread count on your bed sheets the softer and lighter they feel but any thread count above 200 is good.
Hotel pillows can be an investment but they are worth it. If you’ve ever woken up with a bad neck pain you know what I’m talking about.
The Room Temperature
Again it’s based on preference but studies suggest that a cool comfortable temperature between 60-70 degrees is optimal for sleeping.
Adjusting The Lighting
Bedside lamps with warm bulbs are gentler than bright overhead lights making the room cozy and relaxing. All blue lights from computers and cell phones should be turned off or removed from the room so they won’t be a distraction while you sleep.
Have a carafe nearby is very convenient for coughs or sudden thirst in the middle of night. It allows you stay in bed without having to turn on any lights therefore reducing sleep disturbance.
Adding an oil diffuser to your bedroom with calming essential oils such as lavender and bergamot before bed is a game changer. These oils can help reduce restlessness and feelings of anxiety.
Adding Plants and salt lamps.
These are natural air purifiers that clean the air of dust and allergens making the room feel fresher.
Cleaning and Decluttering
Having piles of laundry in a corner or papers stacked up on the dresser can make a room feel chaotic and have the exact opposite effect we need to mellow down. A clean room can evoke feelings of calm and relaxation.
I hope you try a few or all of these ideas to have restful sleep in a room you love. Oh, and let me know in the comments if you prefer to
A. Sleep completely covered with sheets/blankets no matter what?
B. Sleep with blankets half way or feet exposed?
C. Sleep with no sheets/blankets at all?