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Not getting the right amount of sleep? Don’t blame it on your workload stress just yet. It could also be the way your bedroom is laid out and designed!
You heard that right. The color scheme, arrangement of furniture, lighting and even the scent of your room can play a huge part in how well you sleep at night.
Take a look at these nifty tips, which will guarantee you more ZzzzzzZzzZ’s in the days to come!
1. Time to de-clutter
Here’s some motivation to start cleansing your room of junk you don’t need – Messy rooms are the hardest places to sleep in! Whether you love the clutter or not, the sight of a neat and tidy space promotes feelings of peace and calm…which incidentally are the two main ingredients for good sleep!
Clear out things that you have no use for. Recycle old books, papers and donate your unwanted clothes to a charity of your choice. While you’re at it, start organising the parts in your room that get messy the fastest. Pro-tip: If you can’t keep your surfaces clutter-free, it’s time to get organisational compartments to contain that mess!
So ladies, start squaring away your lipsticks and nail polishes in display boxes for your dressing table! On the other hand, guys could do themselves great favours by organising the messy cables and wires from their tech gadgets.
2. A good mattress matters
Buying a good mattress is an investment you will never regret. There are numerous types of mattresses out there and the best way to finding “the one” is going to actual stores and lying down on their sample displays.
This way, you are ensured with the proper comfort and quality you deserve. A good mattress will surely relax your back and spine as you sleep through the night. If you're looking for the perfect mattress, check out our mattress collection!
3. Choose the right pillows and linen
As much as you deserve a good mattress, you also need quality pillows and linen to match! Get rid of old and lumpy pillows that are no longer fluffy as they can strain your neck as you sleep.
Selecting bed linens that are breathable is key, as it will ensure optimal comfort for a good night’s rest.
4. Get cozy lighting
Feel sleepy, but can’t get to sleep just yet?
Warm lighting is ideal for setting the mood for those moments when you’re trying to get ready for bed. Not only will it relax your mood as you begin to doze off, it also creates a very dreamy ambience that will gently drift you off for a restful snooze.
Simply string some minimal fairy lights on your walls, ceilings or bedframe. They can also be hung on top of your canopy or used as wall outlines in your bedroom.
5. Make your room smell amazing!
Never underestimate the power of scent. Consider lighting scented candles before you sleep (make sure you put them off just before you actually sleep to prevent fire!) or place natural fresheners in your room.
Surely, this will relax you and allow you to wake up with a wonderful mood the next day.
6. The right color
Believe it or not, there is a science behind what colors help you sleep better at night! If you want a good night’s sleep, consider painting your walls in calming shades of blue, pale yellow, and silver.
Avoid bright and bold colors such as purple, orange, and red. These colors stimulate energy which you want to lessen when you want to sleep and rest.
7. Thicker curtains
Block out the harsh greetings of the sun with blackout curtains! Those with liners are an absolute must if you are sleep deprived. With almost complete darkness, you’ll be able to get those daytime naps with no problem at all!
Not only will it block out the light, they also do a great job at cancelling out noise from the outside. These will be perfect if you stay near busy roads or in a busy town.
Your room will also be kept cool throughout the day with these curtains. This helps save energy as it keeps heat from accumulating in your room. You may even feel a lesser need to use your AC!
8. Enough ventilation
During warmer days, the AC is not enough. Sometimes, you’ll wake up in the middle of your sleep because of the heat.
Make sure you have a floor fan or a ceiling fan to properly circulate the air and keep the room cool.
These may be a handful of steps to follow but have no fear, it will definitely help improve your sleep quality in the long run!