Could your lack of sleep be related to bedroom furniture and wall decor? The idea might seem odd when you first hear it. Well, I’ve noticed that simply changing the wall paint color or learning how to pick the perfect mattress can help to sleep better.
It turns out that it’s all about creating the best sleeping environment to help you fall asleep and get enough rapid-eye-movement (REM) and deep sleep at night. I found that some tweaks like installing dark curtains, listening to light music, and lowering the room temperature helped me catch more Zs at night.
Let’s take a closer look at the connection between a bedroom setup and sleep quality.
The Ideal Sleep Environment
There are different factors that can affect whether you get a full night’s sleep. One of the main ones is your sleep schedule. This involves bedtime rituals, what time you go to sleep, and what time you wake up.
Another critical factor is your sleep environment. Both of these key issues are linked to people around the world, not getting a full 7 to 9 hours of sleep. For example, in a recent sleep survey, over 60% of adults worldwide reported they weren’t getting enough shut-eye, according to the World Economic Forum. This is due to several factors, including a bad sleeping environment.
Today more than ever, people’s hectic lives are preventing them from sleeping well. This includes stressful jobs, alerts/notifications from mobile devices, and binge-watching Netflix.
It’s important to take steps to offset these factors, so it’s easier to doze off. Making some small adjustments to your sleep environment can help you to avoid tossing and turning all night.
Signs of a Bad Sleep Environment
Lots of Clutter, Dirt, or Dust
Both can affect how well you sleep since you’ll observe these factors before you go to sleep at night. This can create an uneasy feeling versus a neat and dirty room. This process is ongoing, so make sure to do some spot cleaning, whether it’s sweeping/vacuuming, dusting, or, putting things away.
The main goal should be to create a peaceful vibe. For example, clutter could turn your room into an obstacle course at bedtime. This can affect how calm you feel.
You could even make tweaks to furniture like using a narrow nightstand with drawers. This helps to reduce clutter because you can put items in the drawers, and the top has less space for piling up stuff you don’t need.
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Bright, Loud, or Hot Rooms
These are all issues related to the bedroom environment that can prevent you from sleeping well at night. Make sure to reduce light, lower noise, and keep the room and mattress cool.
Little Clearance around Bed
It’s important to make sure you have enough “walk space” around the bed’s perimeter. What’s the big deal? You can avoid bumping into things like furniture when walking around the bed.
Few Storage Compartments
You can easily add ones like nightstands, dressers, and even bed drawers to help store stuff and reduce clutter in your room. Keeping your room organized can then help you feel relaxed and fall asleep faster.
Creating a Sleep-Friendly Environment
There are different kinds of sleepers, so there’s no magic formula to make the right adjustments to your bedroom’s atmosphere. However, there are some specific steps you can take in some particular areas:
There is no doubt that the best mattress for a good night’s sleep is a key element for “sawing logs” at night. Make sure you consider factors like a new mattress:
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This is related to the amount and type of light. Make sure your bedroom has soft lights rather than harsh ones. A dimmer near the bed is also helpful to help you doze off at bedtime.
The room should be as quiet as possible, which includes sources inside and outside the house. The only exception is “white noise” like natural sounds that can encourage sleep.
The ideal room temperature is between 60°F (15°C) and 67°F (19°C), according to Sleep.org. This is somewhat lower than room temperature and also ideal for “hot sleepers.”
If you use a TV, PC/Mac, or mobile device in your room, make sure to switch it off at least one hour before bedtime.
Some good options include warm colors like blue, green, and violet. You can also get rid of clutter and provide enough walk space around your bed.
More Bedroom Organization Tips
Maximize Space with Under-bed Drawers
This is a practical space-saver that many homeowners overlook. If you have a box spring mattress, this is a practical way to use the under-bed space more efficiently. You can store items like clothing and linens.
Make Your Bed Daily
This is something most people have been doing since childhood. It doesn’t take much time, and it’s something you probably can do after your first cup of coffee. This is a quick and easy way to make your bedroom more organized and even help you to unwind before sleeping at night.
Add Warm Colors to the Bedroom
This can include options like walls, wallpaper, and linens. Some of the best options include green, blue, and indigo. Colors like red, yellow, and orange are bright and cheerful but can also prevent you from falling asleep before you turn off the lights at bedtime.
If you want to fall asleep faster, then bedroom organization is easily one of the most critical steps. This includes factors like furniture, decluttering, and colors. You can also pick the perfect mattress to help provide your body with the comfort, support, and airflow it needs to fall asleep faster. Getting your bedroom organized can help you get more sleep!
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