How To Make Your Bedroom Sleep Friendly

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How To Make Your Bedroom Sleep Friendly

With modern technology present everywhere in our lives and modern lifestyle demands, our sleep is being affected with a great number of people  having trouble falling asleep.

Although there activities that will  improve your sleep and there are even scientifically backed up sleeping hacks to help you fall sleep faster. It is also important to look at how we can make our bedrooms more sleep-friendly.

How we keep our bedrooms can also impact how fast we fall asleep and how rested we feel. Our environment has a direct influence in our mood and well being, therefore with this in mind, we should put some thought into how our bedroom feels and looks to achieve the best sleep every night.

If you are looking at getting a better night’s sleep, and falling asleep faster, try these 8 ways to make your bedroom more sleep-friendly — and maybe you’ll go from sleep deprived to well rested.

1. Clean room, clean mind

Clean room, clean mind

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Keep your room clean, neat, tidy and do away with all clutter. A recent study warns a messy room disturbs sleep, can increase stress and delays sleep.

2. Aromatic room

Aromatic room

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Bedrooms are most welcoming when they smell nice and have a peaceful atmosphere. Choose scents that are relaxing and mind calming, one such scene is lavender- its refreshing relaxing scent has balancing properties that may calm the mind and body.

3. Leave all Tech out of your bedroom

Leave all Tech out of your bedroom

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Electronics and smartphones should never have a place in your bedroom. Checking your smartphone before sleep will affect your quality of sleep.  A growing body of research suggests all the screen time before bedtime may be eating away at our sleep.

Draw the line and no more tech in your bedroom for the sake of better sleep.

4. Choose relaxing music

Choose relaxing music

Peaceful sounds relax the mind. Meditation music, nature sounds or yoga music are good examples of music or sounds to listen before sleep.
Sometimes we are time poor and the effort to find music that is relaxing seems too much. Maybe listen to YouTube Relaxing Music with Nature Sounds – Waterfall HD it could come in handy for those days where energy levels are low and you just want something readily available.

5. Invest on a good mattress

Invest on a good mattress

I can tell you from experience, a good mattress will make a dramatic difference in your quality of rest and sleep. Much like many people I procrastinated and delayed buying a new mattress  for many months.
Mattress manufacturers and retailers have dozens of names for different types of mattresses, which makes it all very daunting when is time to buy a new mattress. Which resulted in many restless nights, convincing me I needed to buy a new mattress if I was going to get my beauty sleep back.
Bottom line buy the mattress that allows you to sink into a deep, natural sleep and wake up in the morning without aches and pains. There’s only one way to find out which mattress that is. Trust yourself, you’ll know when the mattress you’re lying on is something you can see yourself resting on all night.

6. Clean Sheets

Clean Sheets

There is no better feeling than  clean sheets in your bed. The smell is infectious and the feeling of sliding in clean and crisp bed sheets is unequivocal. It’s hygienic and according to a study it improves your sleep quality.

7. Cool Space

Cool Space

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Keep your room cool if you want to fall asleep faster. Scientific research has found that your body temperature is important when you are trying to fall asleep, as your body temperature naturally drops when you start to nod off. When your body cools down at night it will stimulate an increase in the growth hormones while simultaneously decreasing your levels of cortisol, which will result in “healthy sleep patterns.”

8. Invest in curtains

Invest in curtains

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With modern style of living lights are on even at night, streetlights, deli lights, signs, your neighbour’s backyard lights, etc. It might pay to invest in a pair of blackout curtains.
That’s right. Dark. Your body needs it too. Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our circadian rhythm. Disruption of this rhythm may increase the risk of developing some health conditions including obesity, diabetes and breast cancer.
Keeping your bedroom neat,  smelling pleasant and ready for sleep will lead to better quality of sleep.

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