The purpose of the bedroom has changed greatly over the previous decades. What used to be a space purely for sleep has now become an entertainment hub, a storage solution, and in some instances, even a home office. While there is nothing wrong with making full use of the space, making your bedroom too multi-faceted can lead to a drop in your overall sleep quality, hindering the main purpose of the room. While quality sleep isn’t quite as simple as swapping out a piece of furniture or getting new sheets, it’s the small things that can make a big difference when it comes to sleep quality.
Below are some simple bedroom ideas that can help you improve the overall quality of your sleep.
The Right Bed
It’s going to sound a little silly when I say that the bed plays a major part in the quality of your sleep, but what many don’t understand is just how major that part is. The human body is incredibly sensitive to different materials and surfaces with even the slightest shift in bedding potentially changing your sleep quality.
Bedding isn’t the only factor in play; mattresses, pillows, and duvets need to be handpicked in order to create a sleep experience that suits the user and provides maximum comfort. Keep in mind that there are many different types of beds and taking the time to pick the right one will help you reap the long-term benefits.
Multiple studies have been carried out to illustrate the benefits of nature within the home, primarily when it comes to combatting stress and creating a relaxing environment.
Not every bedroom has space for a massive potted plant and you may have to get savvy with the plants you use in order to avoid taking space from your bedroom’s other functions.
Small desk plants also help bring a bit of nature into your house if you’re unable to place larger plants. If plants aren’t your thing, you might be able to mirror some of their benefits on a smaller scale through the use of wooden furniture or artwork.
This idea will likely be a slightly controversial one. Depending on what the bedroom is regularly used for, electronics might be a necessity within the space. Computers, tablets, and TVs come part and parcel with both home offices and entertainment hubs with it not being practical to remove them if they see frequent use.
However, what you can do is cut out or at least, reduce the use of electronics with screens before you go to bed. The blue light that is emitted from many electronics has been found to hinder the production of melatonin, which is a hormone responsible for making you feel sleepy. When this hormone is suppressed, it can take you longer to fall asleep and it can hinder your overall sleep quality.
While having a cluttered space won’t actively hinder your sleeping experience, it can make the process of drifting to sleep more challenging. A clean and organised space has been found to help with relaxation and alleviate feelings of anxiety. Knowing that your bedroom is clean and tidy goes a long way in easing your mind. Keeping a trashcan nearby allows for disposal of any loose rubbish and things like nightstands can help to keep smaller items out of your way until you need them.
Alternatively, if you find that your bedroom is cluttered due to there not being enough storage for your items, it may be a wise idea to consider upgrading your storage solutions. Whether that’s a new wardrobe with smart storage features for clothing accessories, new wall shelving units to accommodate all of your books or even storage containers underneath your bed. There are so many different types of storage ideas available for the bedroom and it’s important to assess whether you’re making the most out of your bedroom space.
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