Improve your bedroom to improve your sleep with these five easy steps! There are a number of studies to show that our quality of sleep isn’t only related to our diet and bedtime, but also to the condition of our sleeping environment.
There are a few therapeutic practices and schools of thought on how a bedroom can be best set up to improve your sleep. Here are 5 of them I found that are quite easy to implement so you can enjoy a peaceful sleeps sooner.
step one: Marie Kondo that Clutter!
Clear surfaces equals a clear and peaceful mind, and a deep restful sleep.
step two: Remove the TV from the Bedroom
Avoid having a tv in the bedroom. If you must have one, unplug the tv and any additional tv appliances from the wall before going to sleep. You can also make or purchase decorative tv covers to put over the tv when it’s not in use.
step three: Minimal Furniture
Minimise the furniture in your bedroom. Only have what is absolutely needed. Again, the clearer the space, the clearer the mind.
step four: Improve your Sleep with a Relaxing Colour Pallet
Bright and vibrant colours in the bedroom can create an overly energised feeling in the room which doesn’t help to create a relaxing atmosphere to have sound sleeps in. Soft pastel blues, greens and purples tend to be the best relaxing colours for supporting sleep.
step five: Get Cosy in Natural Fibres
Invest in bedlinen and pyjamas made from 100% soft natural fibres such as cotton or bamboo. Natural fibres allow the body to be breath ensuring it can properly relax. Plus, it just feels amazing!
bonus tip to improve your sleep:
Ensure your bed isn’t against the same wall as the door, or have the foot of the bed directly facing the door. Instead, position your bed as far from the door as possible, but at the same time with a good view of the door from where you sleep. This is a top tip from the ancient practice of Feng Shui which I have found to be very effective.
Already enjoying sweet dreams? Here’s my guide on how to Get Started with the Powerful Self-Care Practice, Dream Journaling.