5 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Conducive for Sleepby Jeff M. Writer
Sleep is very important for the overall wellbeing of humans, and for most people, the bedroom is the one place that takes them away from the reality of life. Once they get in, they forget the pile of work waiting to be finished on the office table, the mean boss who won’t stop nagging or even away from the many bills that need to be paid. They just jump into bed and fall asleep – with no effort at all.
However, some people think that is a fairy tale. Their room isn’t welcoming enough for them to fall asleep easily, thereby degenerating their health gradually.
If you’re in the second category, then below are 5 ways to make your bedroom more conducive for sleep:
One of the major factors that disturb people from sleeping properly is the light that gets into their bedroom. You might still be able to get some sleep regardless of the light coming in, however, you’ll be surprised at how that low light is penetrating through your eyelid and even further into the thinner part of your skull.
It is advisable to get thick opaque curtains, large enough to block out even the tiniest rays of sunlight from coming in. Putting shutters outside is an added advantage – though not necessary.
Don’t rule out the part internal lights play too. Lights from the TV set, CD player, alarm clock, etc; best option is to keep them away from the bedroom, turn them off or throw a piece cloth over.
2. Reduce the noise
We basically focus more on the ‘obvious’ noise – people shouting at the top of their voices in the living room, the sound of the cooking pans in the kitchen or the driver impatiently honking his car horn down the street.
But did you know that even the little voice coming from the TV set or even the ticking of the clock is enough to disturb your sleep?
To avoid any form of disturbance, go for a room that is furthest from the road and increase the sound insulation in your bedroom so as to absorb all the noise. Totally worth it!
And if you have any noisy items in your room, move them to another room so they don’t make a mess of your healthy sleeping pattern
If the quality of the air coming into your room is poor, you’ll have difficulty breathing and can’t possibly expect to sleep well because you’ll either wake up with a blocked nose or a dry throat.
It’s very essential that the air we breathe in contains the right amount of moisture. If its little or too much it can give you breathing difficulties while asleep.
Also consider how clean the air coming into your room is. If you’re the type to leave your windows open all the time, then you’re probably breathing in toxic substances like smoke or allergens from your immediate surroundings.
It’s advisable that you keep your windows closed and use air conditioning instead to keep the temperature in the room low, and the air clean. Also, remember to dust your room regularly to keep dirt particles at bay.
Your mattress plays a very important role in the level of comfort you have in your bedroom. You can’t possibly think of sleeping well if the mattress you’re having is too hard or too soft.
Get a mattress that suits your body type and leaves you pain-free, you’ll be surprised at how much sleep you’ll be getting every day.
5. Work stuff
Lastly, keep all work related items or gadgets – laptops, mobile phones, etc – away from the bedroom as seeing any could trigger worry and lead to restlessness.
Sleep is essential to the body and its impact on our wellbeing can never be overestimated. Putting the above factors into action will give you a smoother and healthier sleep pattern.
Created on Nov 25th 2017 16:06. Viewed 1,029 times.