Good quality sleep is not just about catching 8-hours’ worth of zzz’s. Factors like how fast you fall asleep and how often you wake up in the middle of the night come into play. Creating an environment that’s comfortable and relaxing is key to improving your sleep quality, and you can achieve this by following these simple tips.
Keep it Cool
Have you ever noticed that it’s easier to fall asleep when the room is cool? That’s because the cooler temperature helps regulate our heated bodies, making it easier to settle into bed. You don’t need to crank up the A/C though, because the ideal temperature for a good night’s sleep is just around 18.3Â°C. Â
Calm Your Senses
Lavender has been used by many to aid with their sleep. It doesn’t affect sleep quality per se, but the soothing aroma creates a relaxing ambiance. Use essential oils, lotions, or candles that are lavender scented before dozing off. If you’re using a candle, don’t forget to put out the flame.
Sleeping in the dark signals to the brain that it’s time to rest. Turn the lights off at night or use blackout curtains if you’re on a graveyard shift. This also means you should remove distractions like TVs or phones before bed. The last thing you need at the end of the day is to be glued to another screen.
Set the Tone
Choose a wall color that’s easy on the eyes like blue, green, grey, or white. These shades can make the space feel more relaxed because they are associated with nature and serenity. Save the bright yellows and oranges for common areas in the house like the living room.
Winding down in a messy room isn’t anyone’s idea of comfort. Make the bed as soon as you wake up and put away any clutter that was accumulated throughout the day. This way, you’ll be entering a tidy a bedroom each night.
Comfortable Bedroom Essentials
A comfortable mattress, beddings and pillows are bedroom essentials that people should invest in to improve their sleep quality. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune if you know where to find the best deals. Landers is having a Sleep Sale until March 2 where you can get up to 50% off on select items so don’t miss out.