These days, getting a good night’s sleep can be nearly impossible. With so many things to do and so many distractions at our fingertips, some nights may feel like Mr. Sandman decided to skip your house completely. However, the key to better rest may be as simple as making a few changes to your bedroom. If you follow these tips to get a better night’s rest with a simple bedroom makeover, you will be on your way to dreamland in no time!
One of the easiest changes you can make to your bedroom to help you sleep is to make sure your room is as dark as possible at bedtime. A dark room helps your body recognize that it is time to rest. Though you may not realize it, something as small as a blinking computer light can have a big impact on your quality of sleep. Make sure all electronics are off or, if possible, make your bedroom an electronics-free zone and eliminate as many gadgets from it as possible. This includes things such as your computer, television, and anything else that may light up your room, even slightly. If it’s not possible to eliminate these things completely, you can purchase special stickers that will help dim small lights such as those on your computer so that they will be less distracting.
If you have a lot of light come into your bedroom from the outside through a window, another way to keep the light in your bedroom to a minimum is to invest in blackout curtains. These curtains can be a fairly inexpensive way to achieve total darkness in your room.
The biggest key to a good night’s sleep is your bed. One of the best investments you can make for your health is purchasing a good quality mattress. Whether you sleep well on a firm mattress or prefer a soft one you can sink into, the right mattress can set the tone for your whole sleeping experience. If purchasing a new mattress is not a possibility for the time being, there are ways to make your current bed more cozy. A foam mattress pad can add an extra layer of softness to your current mattress, and can help reduce pressure on your body to combat soreness. Another way you can transform your bed is to buy good quality sheets and pillows. Finding the right pillow firmness for you can be the difference between sleeping soundly or waking up with a sore neck. Generally speaking, the more comfortable you are in your bed, the easier it will be to fall asleep.
There are a lot of other small things that you can do to get the sleep you need. Most sleep experts suggest that having your room temperature set from the mid to low 60s is ideal for getting a good night’s sleep. Another thing that may help is to have some white noise playing as you settle in to sleep. You can purchase a white noise machine or you can use the internet to find free white noise sound clips to play from your computer or phone. Aromatherapy is another tool you can use in your quest for a better night’s rest. An oil diffuser and the right essential oils, such as lavender and chamomile oil, can have a calming effect on your mind and body, and could be an inexpensive way to get the sleep you need.
With these tips, you will be on your way to the best night’s sleep yet!
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