How to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Sleep Haven
Are you having trouble catching the recommended eight hours of sleep per night? A restless night can turn anyone into a Grinch, and believe us, no one wants to deal with that. To ensure you’re your best self, you need to get enough shut-eye, which starts in your bedroom. If you’re looking for a better sleeping experience, we’re here to help. Below, we go over how to turn your bedroom into a sleep haven, so you can enjoy a peaceful slumber every night.
Swap out your old mattress
As they say, you’re either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both. If you can feel the springs digging into your back or your mattress caves in every time you lie down, it may be time to upgrade. A comfortable mattress will make a world of difference for your sleeping habits. And luckily for you, there are a variety of mattress types consumers can choose from that will improve your sleeping experience. If a traditional innerspring mattress isn’t cutting it for you, you might want to consider one of these bed types:
- Memory foam mattress: Did you know NASA created memory foam so pilots could have comfortable chairs to sit on? Well, now you do. Today, memory foam is used in a variety of products, such as helmets, shoes, and yes, mattresses.
A memory foam mattress matches the contours of your body to provide the ultimate sleeping experience and combat lack of sleep. They help reduce back, hip, neck, and shoulder pain, and also have low motion transfer, meaning you won’t wake up your partner if you have to sneak to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
- Hybrid mattresses: If the soft, plush cushioning of memory foam mattresses is too much for you, opt for a hybrid mattress. A hybrid mattress blends the best components of innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses to create the perfect bed. On the bottom, a series of individual-wrapped springs provide the traditional feel of a mattress, while a memory foam top offers cushioning and support.
- Adjustable mattress: If you suffer from neck, back, or hip pain, or have sleep apnea or acid reflux, an adjustable mattress can help you get quality sleep. With an adjustable mattress, you can raise the height of the head and foot of the bed for a more comfortable sleeping position.
Spice up your mattress with accessories
If the price of a new mattress doesn’t match your budget, or if your new mattress still isn’t helping you catch some Zzz’s at night, there are numerous mattress accessories that can help you sleep at night, including:
- Mattress protector: A mattress protector does exactly what it sounds like… protects your mattress. Mattresses are a breeding ground for dust mites, bacteria, and viruses. A protector will prevent these nasty creatures from entering your mattress and will reduce the likelihood of you getting sick. They can also prevent accidental spills, such as wine or water, from seeping into your mattress.
- Mattress pad: If you still need more comfort, lay a mattress pad down across the top of your bed. They come in varying sizes, so choose one that has all the comfort you need.
- Weighted blanket: Do you suffer from stress and anxiety? A weighted blanket will keep you nice and cozy and alleviate restless leg syndrome.
- Cooling pillows: Do you wake up in a puddle of sweat? Cooling pillows infused with copper will draw heat away from your body so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
Once you have your mattress and bedding in order, it’s time to envision the rest of your room. A good starting point is by going green and bringing some plants indoors. There are numerous health benefits to bringing flowers and plants into your bedroom, which can also help you sleep better at night. Some reasons why you should bring some greenery, indoors, aside from being a great home decor piece, include:
- Improved air quality
- Reduced stress
- Boosted mood and productivity
- Reduced noise levels
Believe it or not, the color of your room can affect your mood and how you sleep. Vibrant colors like red and orange can cause you to be stressed, while muted colors like a soft blue or green can calm you down. When it comes to your bedroom, choose paint colors that will help calm you down and make you feel at ease, such as blue, green, and lavender. A fresh coat of paint is one way to add a splash of luxury fashion in your bedroom.
Creating the ultimate sleep haven doesn’t require a complete remodeling of your room. A few changes here and there, such as a new mattress or a fresh layer of paint will do the trick. Once you’ve made these changes, you’ll be on your way to a restful slumber every time you hit the hay.