Your bedroom is the sanctuary of the house; the place where you should be able to relax and feel at your most calm.
So, if this isn’t happening for you, you might need to re-assess the design of your bedroom, and what you can do to change it.
Here are 5 ways to freshen up your bedroom design to maximise your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
- Window Coverings
Without knowing it, your window coverings may be stopping you from achieving a good night’s sleep.
Companies such as Hillary’s Blinds can provide you with blackout blinds to block light from your bedroom. This will help to prevent the early morning light in the summer that might be waking you up earlier than you wanted.
- Is Your Bed Impacting Your Sleep?
Your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your house and it’s the safe place you retreat to at the end of a long day.
If you bed is causing you discomfort or is a little on the old and worn side, you might want to consider getting a new one, as getting a good night’s sleep is key to maintaining good mental and physical health.
Your ideal mattress type might be dependent on your weight, sleeping position, and any back problems you might have.
Therefore, consult with a bed specialist such as Archers Sleep Centre, who can help you make the best decision about your dream bed while factoring in all the relevant requirements.
- TV Troubles
There is sufficient evidence to prove that excessive screen time before sleep can disrupt your circadian rhythm (sleep pattern).
If you feel that you need a TV in your room, make sure you have one that can be cleverly stored away (in the end of the bed for example), or that can be shut back into a cupboard. This will also reduce the amount of visible clutter in your house.
- Consider some Hidden Storage
Nobody likes clutter in their house, but storage units like cupboards and wardrobes can be bulky and take up valuable floor space, especially if you have a smaller bedroom.
Instead, you can invest in under bed storage, built-in wardrobes, and shelves to store your belongings in an organised way, without the usual mess.
You may also want to think about clearing out your wardrobe and storage space for items that you no longer use, so you can optimise your organised space.
- Use a Sound System
If you’re struggling to get to sleep at night, you might find that a sound system in your bedroom can be a useful tool for playing calming sounds like white noise.
Sonos offer integrated speakers that can be fitted into your ceiling or walls to provide an immersive experience of sound that may set the tempo to help you to nod off.
Have you recently re-designed your bedroom? Leave your answer in the comments below!