Not getting the right sleep can put a damper on your whole day, and if it becomes a pattern, your health can be affected and the quality of your life brought down severely. Medical research has proven that lack of restful sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, weight gain, muscle tightness, brain fog, mood disorders and impaired decision making. So the last thing you need is to end up getting bad sleep and that’s how we want to help you today; with special tips to help you upgrade your bedroom to a space that provides deeper, more restful sleep, so you can get on with living.
Drown out the noise. White noise helps to drown out both the silence and chaos surrounding you that often distracts you from your ability to fall into deep sleep. This will help your sleep to be more comfortable in mind and body. There are many options for adding white noise as well; you could easily invest in a white noise machines, small fans and even modern apps for proper white noise.
Wake up gently. Rest isn't only about the number of hours your head rests on a pillow. It also has a lot to do with how the sleep comes to an end! When you wake up to a shocking alarm sound, your subconscious mind feels it’s under attack and you wake up with a rush of adrenaline. Instead, invest in an alarm clock that eases the transition from sleep to wake, rather than startling you. This will definitely help you start the day feeling fresh.
Add color for better sleep. Bright colors are fun, but don’t help us sleep better. A bright tuscan inspired yellow is not ideal for a restful night’s sleep. A better choice would be one that considers going with a more relaxing and calming shade in a cool-color family like light blue, sage green, or rich purple. Color your room for beauty sleep.
Dim the lights. Create a comforting atmosphere by installing a dimmer switch that works via remote control or just by adding some lower level lights to keep the mood feeling calm. The dimmer lights can even be installed and set to an alarm so they come on slowly in the morning, (like a sunrise) to help you feel like you’re waking up more naturally.
Block out the early light.The beautiful morning sun light is an incredible thing to wake up but when it shows up too early, it can deprive you of crucial REM sleep. One of the easiest ways to find something suitable for keeping you asleep is with the darkness that black out shades provide. Once you're awake and moving, though, make sure you open the shades wide, because morning light also helps strengthen your body rhythms and get your brain going!
Those are some very easy to apply improvements to your home, health and lifestyle. However, if you'd like suggestions for jumping into a bigger home renovation project, we at Unique Home, would love to help! Here's to restful living!