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A good night of rest is absolutely essential for proper functioning during the day. After all, sleep does not only affect your mood and energy levels, but it’s directly connected to your general health as well. A proper sleep schedule reduces stress, aids your body’s fight against cancer and heart disease, it boosts the memory, helps you lose weight and overall, it lets the body repair itself.
You have probably heard that your personal environment affects your general well-being. In that sense, the way you organize your bedroom affects your sleep and rest considerably.
The layout of your immediate sleeping area is important
It would be ideal if you could position your bed against the wall and still be able to face the door and at least a portion of the window. This is an interesting organizational trick that provides you with a peace of mind as you’re trying to fall asleep. The view of doors and windows makes you feel safer. Also, you should always keep a nightstand next to your bed. However, that nightstand should never be too cluttered; otherwise, it will only cause mental pressure and prevent you from getting proper rest. Look for a nightstand that has at least one closed drawer for storage so there won’t be too much stuff on its surface.
Make sure that you are comfortable
You may sleep the optimal number of hours but that won’t mean much if you wake up in pain. Not to mention that an uncomfortable bed leads to you tossing and turning, which definitely can’t be good for you. So, aside from a bed frame that you find appealing, it’s also important to take your pick among top-quality queen mattresses, as these also provide the best kind of size for a truly peaceful and rejuvenating rest. It’s also very beneficial for the quality of your sleep to use sheets and linens that feel pleasant and comfortable to you. They should also match the size of your bed so that you can properly adjust them. If the sheets constantly bulk under you, this can only feel unpleasant, uncomfortable and frustrating.
Your bedroom has to be dark when you’re about to go to sleep
In order to boost your comfort levels even more, make it a point to avoid keeping any devices and gadgets around your bed or turned on in the bedroom in general. You shouldn’t even use your smartphone at least an hour before bedtime as the blue light emitted from the modern gadgets really disrupts your sleep. Furthermore, you need to keep your bedroom dark enough. This includes opaque and trendy curtains, as well as appropriate lighting. Mood lighting is ideal for bedrooms, but installing a dimmer switch can also do the trick.
Carpet is an important factor in bedroom organization
The majority of people will benefit from having a carpet in their bedroom. It adds texture and warmth, and feels nice under your feet when you get into and out the bed. The fluffier the carpet is, the cozier it will make you feel, which is a great feeling to have before bed when it comes to a good night of sleep. However, in case you have a dust allergy, you really need to rethink the carpet. It can easily contribute to your allergies and completely disrupt your sleep – and health! In case you absolutely want a carpet, you can invest in hypoallergenic carpets or area rugs.
Minimize the clutter as much as possible
We all like to add a bit of personality to our bedrooms, but keep in mind that too much stuff can easily turn into clutter. A cluttered space leads to subconscious pressure and stress, as mentioned before. A couple of nicely framed pictures or carefully selected wall art is more than enough when it comes to artistic décor. Keep in mind that textures such as cushions, curtains, bed throws and carpets also add to the whole decorative feel of your bedroom. Basically, you don’t need to fill this room with much more than that, aside from maybe a scented candle (that should never be lit when you’re going to bed!), current book and a vase of fresh flowers.
If you find it difficult to fall asleep quickly or it’s still challenging to rest even with a nice bedroom organization, you may want to try some relaxing rituals before bed such as brewing herbal tea or taking a relaxing bath.