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Our bedroom should be a sanctuary from the modern world. If we feel anxious or need to recuperate from something, we would naturally retreat to the bedroom for a nap or, at the very least, lay down and relax. But many people use the bedroom for so many more things now.
We all fall into that trap of having Netflix on before we go to sleep and using our phones to scour through social media. But we have to get back to making our bedroom a place for rest and relaxation only. Making a bedroom a healthier place is easier said than done, especially when we don’t have the money, but what are the things that we should take into account to make sure that we maximise the use of the space?
Look At How You Sleep
There is a big difference between quantity and quality of sleep. When we start to look at our sleeping patterns, as well as the furniture we use, there could be a few red flags that need addressing. For example, if you are struggling to sleep because you have an inferior mattress or the bed is just too small for you physically, it’s essential to fix these things.
Much like someone that sits in a chair all day needs something that shapes to the contours of their body, it’s the same for your bed. There are beds at thesleepstation.co.uk you can have a look at to suit your style and your body size.
Incorporating Bedtime Routines
A bedtime routine isn’t something just for children; it’s something we all need to take advantage of. When we don’t have a night time routine, and we think that we should be able to climb into bed and expect to fall asleep in one minute flat, this is not going to happen.
When we start to incorporate the right techniques,we can relax and also start to switch off from the outside world. This will mean more restful sleep. Remember, it’s about quality rather than quantity.
There is a technique on metro.co.uk that you can try to fall asleep in one minute, but take inspiration from the sort of techniques where people either meditate or do deep breathing to relax the mind and body. If you can’t switch off and it takes you 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep, you need to start looking at ways to stop your mind and body overworking late at night.
The Ambience Of The Room
The furniture and the routine you have can make all the difference, but if the environment doesn’t feel conducive to sleeping, you aren’t going to get good quality sleep. Making sure that you get rid of your phone is one thing but you could also dim the lights as well as incorporate a few house plants to bring more oxygen into the space.
In addition, keep your sheets clean and make sure that you aren’t obstructing your body in specific ways. Washing the sheets regularly but also making sure that the temperature of the space is conducive to sleep are all things that will work wonders. Focusing on the ambience of the room isn’t just about how it looks, but if you have distracting colours and smells, fixing this should be a priority.
It is essential to make your bedroom a healthier space because this will make you focus on good quality sleep. It’s more important than ever before. It’s time to make this a priority.
This is a collaborative post.