Want to sleep better, longer, or more comfortably? Now that spring is here, this is the perfect opportunity to assess the state of your bedroom. After all, there may be subtle factors such as unwanted light or scratchy bedding, that could be compromising the quality of your slumber.
With these simple changes, you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil sleep sanctuary that will set you up for the restorative zzz’s that you desire every night.
Check your lighting:
Hopefully, you’ve already banned electronics from your bedroom, since the blue light from these devices can interfere with melatonin production and therefore your sleep! The next step is to strike the right balance between soothing mood lighting and light that’s bright enough to read by. If you use a lamp on your nightstand, the bulbs should be 60 watts, or under, and they should filter out blue light. If outside light is seeping into your bedroom, consider investing in blackout shades or curtains with a blackout lining.
Assess your bedding:
If your mattress is saggy, scratchy, or generally uncomfortable, or you’ve been waking up with back ache, it may be time for a new one. Invest in a high-quality mattress that’s firm, but not excessively hard. Similarly, make sure your pillows are soft enough to feel cosy, but also provide plenty of neck support. If your sheets, or pillowslips are worn or frayed, it’s time to replace them. Choose good quality sheets and quilt covers in a colour that you find calming and comforting. The same goes for your pillowslips, if your pillowcases are scratchy your face will feel uncomfortable and you won’t get a good night sleep. Bamboo Cotton bedlinen is perfect for the warmer months, it keeps you cool and comfortable all night long. Sheets and quilt covers with a thread count of about 250 – 300 are ideal for keeping you cool, a very high thread count means the yarns are very tightly woven together and they can stop the bedlinen from breathing, and prevent the escape of warm air created by the body.
Keep it cool:
Being hot while you’re sleeping can wake you up especially if you get sweaty. Keep your bedroom temperature cool, ideally between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, all year long to help you sleep soundly and deeply. Think of it like sleeping in a cave; cold, dark and quiet. Consider installing a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating. Investing in bedding that is thermoregulating like Bamboo bedlinen can also help to keep you cool and help your skin to breath.
Clear the clutter:
To create a relaxing environment, keep your nightstand, wardrobe, and dresser organized. Sort and remove piles of magazines, mail, clothes, or other items from around your bed that you no longer need. That doesn’t mean that you have to go completely minimalist, it’s fine to keep some books and soothing scents within arm’s reach. Just be strategic in eliminating visual chaos, which can make you feel stressful when you’re trying to unwind.
I love Spring, it represents new beginnings and warm sunny days. It's the perfect time to make your bedroom clean, fresh, and the sleep sanctuary you need and desire!