Sounds silly, but around 27% of the population say that they have trouble falling asleep. So here at Bedtime, we have put together some helpful tips to get you the best sleep!
- Keep it tidy and avoid clutter
We don’t mean to sound like your mother, but a messy and cluttered room is not a calming one. Anything unnecessary on show just adds to the disorder and gives your room the impression it’s dirty, even if it’s not. Pack anything work-related out of sight as this can easily make you stressed. A tidy bedroom means a calmer mind, and after all, a calm mind is better prepared for sleep!
- Invest in good quality bedding
It’s not about getting out of the right side of the bed in the morning that counts, it’s actually the bed itself. In fact, there’s a lot that you can do which will transform your bedroom from the place you sleep and surf the net to somewhere calming and tranquil or more importantly somewhere you love spending time.
Invest in some good quality bed linen and comfy duvets to make your bedroom cosy and inviting. Nothing feels better than climbing into fresh, crisp sheets and great pillows.
- Create ways to hide the tech
Bad news - the healthiest sleep environments don’t include tech. In the modern world, technology has become second nature, but it can easily keep us up at night. Laptops, phones and televisions sometimes have their place in the bedroom, but you need to know how to escape them at the right time. Try storing these items away from view to ensure that standby lights and the temptation of the Facebook news feed do not distract you.
- Don’t ignore the decoration
The way you decorate your room has a huge effect on your mood and ability to relax. The most relaxing bedrooms are painted in calm, neutral colours instead of bright, vivid ones. That doesn’t mean you can’t express your personality - blue is still on the table, for example, but go for a pastel shade rather than something vivid.
Plenty of DIY shops will help you mix the perfect shade, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Better yet, go wild with those paint samples and colour cards (we know you want to).
- Choose relaxing bedroom lighting
Lighting is incredibly important for ensuring your bedroom is cosy and easy to sleep in. During the day, you should let in as much natural light as possible (here’s why) whereas a warm ambient glow from a lamp fixture is ideal for after-dark use. It’s also important to keep your bedroom as dark as possible when you sleep, so be sure to use blackout curtains if you live near any streetlights.
- The mattress makes the room
Of course, you don’t have the ideal sleep environment until you have the perfect mattress. Ditch your lumpy, uncomfortable mattress and try a modern memory foam or spring mattress hybrid instead. If you’re wondering whether your mattress needs replacing, we have a handy guide here.
At Bedtime we’ve got our top recommendations to ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and prepared for the day ahead.