7 Ways To Optimise Your Bedroom For A Better Sleep

August 04, 2015

Do you find yourself awake in the wee hours? It can be frustrating to not be able to sleep, especially when your day starts early. Check out this list on how to get better sleep through 7 ways:

1. The Right Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep starts with the perfect mattress. And we totally agree that the search for that perfect mattress can be overwhelming, especially with many different types of mattresses you can choose from in the market. If you don’t know where to start, check out this post on how to find the right mattress that matches your sleep style.

2. The Right Pillow

If you still find yourself having neck pain, you might want to get your pillows replaced. Pillows that are too flat or too thick can cause neck pain or back pain. Whether you’re a backsleeper, stomachsleeper or sidesleeper, find a pillow that best matches your sleep style to get the right level of comfort.

Some tips on which type of pillow to pick for the different sleep styles:

+ For backsleepers, opt for a pillow like memory foam that provides support to the natural curve of your spine and other parts of the body like the head, neck and shoulders. The height of the pillow should be lower than sidesleepers’.

+ For sidesleepers, go for medium-firm pillows that support the space under your neck.

+ For stomachsleepers, find a pillow that is lower in height so that your head can rest comfortably on the mattress.

3. The Right Blanket And Bedsheet

If you think having the right bedsheet and blanket are not important, think again! Different types of material have different properties. Materials like cotton, wool and linen are known for moisture-trapping properties, which will keep you warm. The trick to getting a good night’s sleep is to use a bedsheet and blanket that will let you sleep comfortably.

4. Turn Off The lights

If you’re the kind of person who feel disturbed even by the smallest amount of light, turn off all lightings and any devices to ensure that your room is pitch-black before sleeping. And you can even get blackout curtains to block off all the light. Alternatively, you can choose to wear sleep mask to cover your eyes from all the light.

5. Turn Off All Electronics

It was found that using any form of electronics before bedtime can prevent you from sleeping. Turn off all electronics and make do without any distractions in your bedroom that can keep you awake like your phone, television or tablet.

6. Block Out Any Noise

If it’s the disruptive noises like the dog barking or car honking that is keeping you awake at night, get ear plugs to block out all the noise or white noise machine that can help mask the disruptive noises.

7. End It Off With A Check

End off every night with a check in your bedroom. Get rid of any possible distractions that can potentially keep you awake at night like checking to see if the temperature of the room is suitable. Turn on the air conditioner if you find it humid or warm.