After a busy day, it’s important to be able to get some much needed relaxation and sleep when you get home. Your bedroom retreat should be the ultimate place to wind down and rest. It should make you feel calm, and be a place that you’re happy to go to each night and leave from each day. Here are a few of the ways you can make your bedroom retreat into the ultimate ‘sleep sanctuary.’
If you live in a smaller property, chances are the rooms you have fulfill more than one purpose. But when it comes to the bedroom, it really should just be about sleep. If you have an exercise bike and gym equipment in the corner, move it somewhere else. If you have your home office set up in your room- make space for it elsewhere. A room that’s clear of clutter will immediately feel more calming and relaxing. Things like blinking LED lights on computers can affect your sleep cycle and so it’s best to have them in a different room entirely. Maybe set up a desk in your hallway instead, or in the corner of the living room?
Invest In Blackout Blinds and Curtains
Lampposts, cars driving past your house and the sun very early in the morning can be enough to prevent you from falling asleep or cause you to wake up too early. Light is one of the body’s most powerful time cues, and so you need to remove all sources of it. If you have people who work shifts or children in the house they’re also a good option, but are something that everyone can benefit from. You can get black out shades, curtains or custom window treatments from All About Interiors. You can also check out a site like blackoutblinds.ca to see your options.
Invest in a Comfortable Bed
Buy the best bed you can afford, with a comfortable and supportive mattress. A springy and sagging mattress will not only cause you pain on various different pressure points on your body, but can also prevent you falling asleep and getting a restful night. Chose high quality soft sheets with a high thread count, and a duvet with a tog rating that’s suitable for the season and weather.
Get The Temperature Right
The temperature of your bedroom can cause you to wake early, and so it’s essential to get this right for the best night’s sleep possible. Your body temperature actually drops in order to initiate sleep, and so it’s easier to fall asleep in a cool room that’s just below body temperature. Using a fan during warm weather can help, and you’ll find that you will drift off to sleep much more easily.
Make It Quiet
Finally, a quiet and peaceful environment is essential for good sleep. If you have a noisy pet who sleeps in the room with you, make a habit of putting them somewhere else whenever you go to bed. If you live in a particularly noisy area, investing in a set of earplugs to block out the sound might be your best option.
A calming atmosphere in your bedroom retreat will give you the restful sleep your body needs. All About Interiors can help achieve that look and feel of a sleep sanctuary. Call us now!