The bedroom is a funny old room. It’s main purpose is just to house your body as you chortle away to yourself in your sleep, so while you’re in it, you’re not really aware of whether you have a restful bedroom or not.
With that said, there are many modifications you can make to help it perform its function better. You should be able to slip into a deep sleep with ease, every time your head hits the pillow.
If you’d like to learn more about how to create a more restful bedroom, read on.
Tidy It Up
Sleeping amidst mess isn’t much fun. In fact, evidence suggests that it can actually disturb your mind, making it harder for you to drift off.
Before you settle down to go to sleep, take a minute to tidy up the room. Don’t allow clutter on the window sill or vanity to occupy your mental energy. Put it all away beforehand to create a restful bedroom that you actually want to be in.
Keep Your Pillowcase Fresh
Nothing’s worse than getting into bed, your head hitting your pillow and then an awful smell emanating from it. Unfortunately, it can happen, especially if you’re the type of person who goes a month without changing the sheets.
To keep your pillowcase fresh, always keep washed spares in your laundry cupboard. Have them ready to go the moment things start to get a little stinky.
Upgrade Your Bedding
When it comes to beds, things have moved along considerably in the last few years. Manufacturers are now adding smart features within the mattress itself.
Usually, they construct mattresses in layers. At the bottom are the coils – the part of the mattress that offers support as well as bounce. On top of that are a series of additional layers, usually various types of memory foams. Advanced mattresses have special airways built into them. The idea here is to allow air to circulate under and around your body, keeping you cooler in warm weather, preventing giant sweat patches from forming on your sheets.
Flowers are another great way to boost the level of relaxation you want to feel in a restful bedroom. Just add them to the sideboards, vanities and tables and see how they make you feel.
If you can afford a flower delivery service, go for fresh flowers. Not only do they look great, but they will also fill your room with pleasant aromas.
Add Something Soft To The Walls
Harsh bedroom walls can get in the way of your sleep. They feel clinical and unfriendly, detracting from the experience.
To avoid this sensation, add something soft to the walls for a truly restful bedroom space. Doing this will change the sensory experience of the room and make it feel more sleep-friendly. Going to bed in such an environment should feel natural.
Separate Your Restful Bedroom From Your Workspace
Don’t sleep and work in the same four walls – that’s a bad idea. You’ll begin to associate your restful bedroom with toiling – the opposite of sleep.
Even if you live in a bedsit and work remotely, think about how you could potentially work elsewhere. For instance, you might want to work at a coffee shop or library.