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How To Make Your Bedroom The Perfect Place To Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for so many different reasons. It is absolutely crucial for good health and wellbeing. Sleeping well can help reduce stress levels and blood sugar levels. There are also lots of studies that show getting enough sleep can greatly benefit our heart, mind, and weight. So, as you can see, there is a remarkably strong argument for getting your required seven to nine hours of sleep each night!
However, even so, there are still very few of us who are actually getting near this recommended amount of sleep. But you don’t have to suffer from sleepless nights any longer. In fact, there are some small changes that you could make in your bedroom that will vastly improve your sleep patterns. Ready to get even more Zs? Then you need to take some inspiration from the following tips for converting your bedroom into a dreamy sleep environment.
Get A New Mattress
When was the last time you replaced your mattress? Can’t even remember? Then it is certainly time you thought about buying a new one! If your mattress is very old, you will find that it turns quite lumpy and very uncomfortable over time. You might even notice that there is a groove in the area where you always sleep! All of these lumps and bumps can keep you up at night. When you are ready to buy a new one, it is much better to visit your local mattress shop rather than simply ordering one online. This way, you can lie on a few different ones to find one that suits you.
We all need different types of mattress depending on our backs. For instance, if you have a back problem you should get one that is firmer. Peter Palmero from Top Mattress did a fantastic job of explaining what may be the cause of your back discomfort and how you can choose the right mattress.
When you are ready to buy a new one, it is much better to visit your local mattress shop rather than simply ordering one online. This way, you can lie on a few different ones to find one that suits you. We all need different types of mattresses depending on our backs. For instance, if you have a weak spine, you will benefit from a fairly hard mattress that keeps your back in a good position.
Think About Your Bedding
A bad pillow can also cause you to stay awake all night. If your pillow doesn’t spring back when you try to fold it in half if it time to replace it as it no longer has sufficient support for your neck.
There should be no distractions in your bedroom that could be keeping you up at night. Your bedroom is made for sleep, so anything else that doesn’t promote good sleeping habits should be removed. For instance, the light from laptop and smartphone screens can wake you up, so it is a good idea to ban these devices from your boudoir.
Try not to use them for at least an hour before you go to bed too – this will help your mind and body calm down and relax before bedtime. Any clocks that tick quite loudly should also be removed. Don’t take away any books from by your bed, though, as reading is a great way to unwind before you turn off the light.
Block Out The Lights
Does your bedroom look out across a road? If so, then you may notice that the light from nearby street lamps shines through your windows. This light can be extremely distracting when you are trying to drift off to sleep. During the summer, you will also have to contend with light nights and mornings. Some nights, you may need to go to bed before the sun sets, and a bedroom filled with sunlight isn’t going to be the easiest place to sleep!
However, there is one solution to this problem. And that is blackout blinds! These blinds look just like any other blinds except that they have the added advantage of completely blocking out all forms of light.
8/15/18 Happy hump day! What helps you sleep? I have to say I am a big fan of melatonin 🙂
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.