Falling asleep and having a good night’s sleep is essential to a person’s overall health. However, many of us struggle on a monthly, even daily basis. For instance, every week, 36% of adults in the UK have revealed that they struggle with going to sleep and nearly half experience having trouble falling asleep at least once a month.
The setting and environment of your bedroom are key factors to helping you get to sleep. Interior design for your bedroom is about finding the right ambience to cultivate an atmosphere that encourages the body and mind to relax into a deep slumber. The key is in the details from the most obvious changes to make, all the way through to the smallest alterations.
Find The Right Mattress
It might sound obvious but having the right mattress might be the key to having a better night’s sleep. Have you ever noticed that the best night’s sleep you have had over the years has been whilst you are away from home? It might not be the fact you were on a holiday but instead due to the mattress you were sleeping on.
Having the wrong mattress can contribute to not being able to sleep, as well as causing you to experience aches in your back. If you are experiencing difficulty in sleeping and waking up feeling restless, these are all indications that you currently have the wrong mattress.
Consider the last time you updated your mattress. The recommendation for replacing a mattress is every 6 to 8 years, under normal conditions. Take the time looking for a new bed, trialling out the comfort of different styles till you find one that you like and feels relaxing to lie down on. Aside from being a new feature to your room, it could be the key to achieving a better night’s sleep.
Limit The Light
With experts warning us about how blue light can interfere with our body’s ability to fall asleep, natural light is also an enemy with allowing our body to fall asleep. Light can be the biggest problem to tackle when trying to have the perfect night’s sleep. While some might be fine with a little light, many need complete darkness to fall asleep.
From blackout curtains to blackout blinds, there are options available to help block out any light that is seeping by your windows. Although if you do not want curtains and traditional blinds are not your style, there are blackout venetian blinds available. Opting to go with blackout venetian blinds might do the trick in allowing you to have the best night’s sleep, whilst matching the rest of your bedroom décor.
A Quiet Space
The sound of silence can be powerful, especially when it comes to trying to fall asleep. A noisy space can not only wake you from your slumber, but it can also make it a challenge to drift off in the first place. Adding rugs to your bedroom is a great way to help reduce noise, especially in rooms with hardwood floors. Aside from helping to reduce the noise within your personal space, adding a rug to the mix can help to tie a room altogether.
If falling asleep in total silence is a struggle, white noise can help to relax the body and mind as you slowly begin to drift off. It does not have to be music playing through a phone, ceiling fans can be a relaxing feature to help you fall asleep. The combination of the white noise it provides and the air movement creates a calming atmosphere that makes falling to sleep effortlessly.
Consider The Colour
From the floors to walls, bedding and other decorative features are all elements that feature within the colour scheme of your bedroom. When it comes to how colours can affect your ability to sleep, you want to highlight the colours that you feel can ease you into sleep, such as calming blue tones to warm tones.
Sleep and senses are heavily intertwined more than what people may have initially thought. Many require a completely pitch black room, whereas others don’t mind a little light. For some, there needs to be white noise playing to help them drift off, whilst others need total silence. These sensory factors are contributors to how someone can fall asleep.
However, the smell can also be used to help to create a bedroom that is favourable to falling asleep. For example, lavender is renowned for helping to lull people to sleep. In addition to lavender, there are various other scents that aromatherapists believe can be beneficial in inducing sleep. Just like sounds and light, having the right smells can be the secret to achieving the perfect night’s sleep.
Whether it is an essential oil diffuser or a reed diffuser, using items such as these not only help to achieve the perfect scent in the room, but can also be decorative items that add character to your room.