We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms. We sleep, dream, rest and relax in there. We spend about one-third of our lives just being in there. But there are times when we do not take much care of it – we just spend our time in there without trying to improve our surroundings to benefit us a little more.
Having a super comfy and cozy bedroom in your home is quite a necessity because it is where you go to recharge and rest for the day. But there are a bunch of small things like noises, sights, and smells from the outside that can be very disturbing. To get a good night’s sleep, your bedroom needs to have a calm and peaceful atmosphere. There are some ways in which you could upgrade your room to make it feel this way so that you get to sleep well.
Upgrades to your Bedroom for a better sleep
- Put up Blackout Curtains to Keep Out Light: Switching to blackout curtains really does help. It keeps all light out of your room and improves the quality of sleep. When light enters your room from the outside, it does affect your sleep. Even if you close your eyes, it does not help. Thus it is important to keep out as much light as possible. Blackout out curtains come in many different colors, styles, and sizes so they can be put up in any room to match any décor.
- Get a Diffuser for your bedside table: Get a diffuser with a lavender scent for your bedside table. The lavender scent is said to be very calming and helps with relieving stress. It really helps people to fall asleep and gets your body into a relaxed state so that you fall asleep quicker. Lavender scent decreases your blood pressure and heart rate to help you wind down.
- Get Comfier and Fluffier Pillows for your Bed: Apparently, doctors have suggested that we should replace our pillows every two years. Having the right pillow is pretty important as it supports your neck. Having a pillow that is too high or too low is not a good idea, it has to be at the right height, otherwise, it will lead to neck pains and could realign your neck and spine in the long run. Based on the position you sleep in, there are different pillows that would help with your quality of sleep. For those who sleep on their side – a firm pillow is needed for support and for those who sleep on their back and stomach – a thin and soft pillow would do.
- Get a New Mattress: Most people use their mattress for several years. If you have one that is pretty old and you do not mind replacing it, you definitely should. Consider getting an upgrade – a new soft and cozy mattress because the mattress you buy does determine how well you sleep. A more firm, yet soft mattress is usually considered the best and most comfortable. Jumping into bed and falling asleep on one will feel so good and you will definitely wake up energized for the next day.
- Decorate your Room by Bringing in Plants: Non-polluted air is really something that our lungs deserve to inhale. It improves health drastically and makes you feel so much healthier and energetic. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Areca Palm, Snake Plant, and Tulsi are a few bedroom plants that will not harm you in any way by being in your room at night.
- Keep Noise Out: If you happen to live in a noisy neighborhood (one with lots of traffic and honking cars) or have noisy neighbors, you probably get very disturbed and irritated while trying to sleep. To help with this, there are a few options I can give you.
- Sound Proof the walls: You can always soundproof your walls to keep all the noise out.
- Earplugs Always Help: Wearing earplugs actually helps. You do get really good quality ones that will ensure you do not hear much noise.
- Playing Soothing Noises: You can reduce the impact of sounds that are unpleasant by adding calming ones. White noise does help when you cannot eliminate other sounds. It helps to cover up sounds that keep you awake.
- Neatness is Key: To get a good night’s sleep, you need to be in a clutter-free zone. Make your bed each morning so that at night you are able to jump back into it and get a good night’s sleep. Change the sheets weekly and keep the space around the bed organized. There are plenty of storage options that you can look into. Keep things out of sight by having the tops of all surface bare or with minimum décor.