Adequate, quality sleep is essential for our health and well-being. Despite this being common knowledge, as many as 70 million Americans have to contend with chronic sleep problems. There are many factors that can contribute to poor sleep including stress, anxiety, noise, alcohol, medication, and an uncomfortable bed. There are also, of course, countless remedies that are used, with varying degrees of success, to address these sleeping-related concerns. Apart from looking beautiful, a well-designed bedroom can also help you get a good night’s rest. Here’s how creating a sleeping sanctuary for yourself can be of great benefit.
When you do not get enough quality sleep, the amount of stress hormones in the body increases drastically, leading to increased stress and more frequent bouts of acute anxiety. This can result in a very vicious circle as we already know that stress can exacerbate insomnia even more. By turning your bedroom into a calm sanctuary, you can decrease your stress levels and give your sleep quality a much-needed boost. There are many things you can do to make your bedroom calmer. This includes incorporating calming colors such as shades of blue, grey, and green into your chosen color scheme and adding elements of nature, and keeping it clutter-free. You can boost your room’s calming ambiance even more by opting for soft furnishings and including elements of nature, such as indoor plants, in your room design.
If your bedroom is designed in such a manner that it is conducive to good sleep, you will find that you not only enjoy good quality sleep but fall asleep faster as well. When it comes to making sure your room is comfortable, there are two things, in particular, to take note of. Your mattress has to be comfortable while also lending sufficient support or you may find yourself extremely uncomfortable and unable to fall asleep. You can also make your room more sleep-friendly by making it a blue light-free zone. The blue light emitted by phones, TVs, and even computers can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythms, disrupting sleep. There are also many handy hacks that can help you fall asleep faster. Most of these focus on improving relaxation and minimizing distractions. There is no reason why you can’t combine one of these hacks with a comfy bedroom for optimal results.
Your sleeping patterns have a direct impact on your health and well-being. Not getting enough quality sleep can negatively affect just about every organ in your body including your heart, lungs, and brain. It can also increase your blood pressure, slow down your metabolism, and increase your risk of diabetes and depression. Sleeping in a dusty, dirty room can also trigger a range of allergies in both adults and children. Improve your overall health and well-being by ensuring your room is both clean and comfortable. The bedding should ideally be washed once a week with all surfaces being dusted and wiped down every second day. If possible, open your windows during the day to allow fresh air to circulate and improve the air quality inside your room.
Sleep is extremely important to our bodies and minds. There are countless ways we can benefit from turning our bedrooms into sleep sanctuaries.