Tips to Upgrade Your Bedroom into a Healthy Retreat

Tips to Upgrade Your Bedroom into a Healthy Retreat
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We try so many different things on a daily basis to improve our sleep health. Following a bedtime routine, maintaining a diet, and working out every day are known as some of the sure shot ways of fixing a poor sleep health. However, getting the right quality and quantity of sleep also requires that you set up a bedroom environment that provides you the comfort of a classy retreat and makes it easier for you to fall asleep naturally. Let us therefore look at some easy tips to improve your bedroom environment without much hassle.

#01 Manage your furniture

The furniture requirements of a bedroom are generally sparse compared to other rooms. Get rid of any extra tables, chairs, stools, etc., which may be blocking space unnecessarily. However, you may want to keep at least one chair in your bedroom for the purpose of sitting so that your bedroom is never used for it. It is after all paramount to use your bed only for the act of sleeping so that your brain associates the bed only with sleep.

#02 Pick your bedding wisely

It’s hard to imagine a comfortable bed without the appropriate bedding. The pillows and sheets that you use should be made of sleep-inducing material such as silk, satin, cotton, or environmentally-friendly sources like bamboo or eucalyptus. These are not only soft and non-allergic for most but also provide a cool sleeping experience by preventing the trapping of heat. You are welcome to use multiple pillows of different sizes and materials on the bed for extra comfort but remember to arrange them neatly in the morning so that your bed looks neat and appealing.

#03 The right mattress is important

The mattress is the most important item on the most important furniture in the room. This is why you need to ensure that the mattress on which you spend about a third of your day is not only comfy but also firm. The right firmness is essential to maintain the right body alignment thus preventing joint aches and body pains that one may experience on a mattress that is old or too saggy. To increase the luxurious feel of your mattresses, try topping them with feather toppers that are lightweight and good for the back. Before buying, make sure that the topper has a good thread count and proper stitching to keep the feathers in place.

#04 Declutter

Nobody likes to sleep in a room that is filthy and looks chaotic. Not only does such a sleeping environment appear unhygienic but it is also adverse for the mental health. On the other hand, a bedroom free of clutter inspires only good sleep and soothing positive vibes. All your pieces of clothing need to be kept only in their respective closets and drawers. The same goes for other such unimportant items such as plush toys, books, dishes, electronics, etc. Decluttering regularly is also a great way to get rid of any kind of pest infestation or accumulated dust in your bed.

#05 Take care of the noise

Whenever we think of a retreat, we think of calm and serene sounds emanating from sea waves or a waterfall. However, it is highly unlikely that we expect that kind of an environment in most of our urban homes. But the least you can do is block out all the external noise that disrupts your sleep by installing acoustic windows and noise blocking curtains. You can also opt for sleep gadgets like noise-cancelling smart earbuds and white noise machines.

#06 Adjust the lighting

Allow plenty of natural sunlight to flood in your bedroom at the day to regulate your sleep/wake cycle properly. In the absence of a source of natural sunlight, use bright lights in the morning in your room, preferably smart lights that auto-adjust their brightness. Gradually lower your light exposure in the latter half of the day including exposure from blue light coming out of your electronics. Such short wavelength blue light can prevent the production of melatonin in the body thus making it harder for you to fall asleep naturally.

#07 Introduce plants

Introducing plants in your bedroom is not just a way to ameliorate your décor but it is also a way of improving your sleeping experience. Plants help clean indoor air and combat pollutants present in the air. Bedroom plants are also known to reduce stress and anxiety which makes it easier to sleep at night. Indoor plants such as the Snake Plant, Spider Plant, and the Rubber Plant are some of the most loved plants for bedroom because of their ability to release fresh oxygen in the air. 

#08 Choosing the colors

Choosing the right colors for your bedroom is a very delicate task and needs to planned out properly. You should always try to avoid very bright colors such as lighter shades of yellow and red. It is recommended that you go for soothing and peaceful colors such as lavender, sea blue, sage green, etc. Such soft colors provide your brain the right kind of relaxation it needs before falling asleep.

Bottom line:

Setting up a sleep-inducing bedroom environment may not take much time and commitment but its maintenance does. Make sure that you carry out proper cleaning of your bedroom, especially your bedding. We hope that the above-mentioned healthy sleep habits tips will help you create the bedroom retreat you have always dreamt of.



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