As we’re all spending lots more time at home, many of us are taking inventory of what’s important and what makes us feel good. While sleep is essential for our physical and mental health, changes to our bedrooms can make a world of difference to our comfort levels.
Here are 6 quick tips on creating your own sleep sanctuary.
Clear the Clutter
Take the opportunity for a bit of a clean-up by going through every drawer, cupboard and under the bed. It could be a matter of throwing out a few things or attempting a full KonMari re-organisation of everything in your room.
If you are looking to upgrade your bedroom furniture, you may also like to consider a bed that provides extra storage and declutters your bedroom for a more tranquil feel.
Pictured: Tuscan Spring bed frame with storage drawers
As well as providing your house with splashes of colour and vibrance, indoor plants can also provide your home with many health benefits, which may lead to a better night’s sleep.
Snake plants and aloe vera can act as natural air purifiers, and peace lilies are terrific at drawing moisture out of the air and improving humidity levels.
If you can find the space and time to grow and nurture plants in your bedroom, they may repay you with an enhanced sleep environment and experience.
Pictured: Sorrento bed frame with natural style finish
Colours can have an impact on your mood, such as blues, muted greens and greys can be calming, whilst brighter colors like orange and red can be more stimulating.
If you’re after the ultimate sleep sanctuary, you may want to consider a calming, relaxing colour palette to bring a renewed sense of tranquility to your sleep sanctuary.
Pictured: Summer upholstered bed frame with Retro bedside tables and Bambury Emerson linen.
Removing light sources
A dark room is essential to providing a non-disturbed sleep. Even a soft glowing light, such as your alarm clock, can cause a disruption to your sleep cycle.
Sleep specialists suggest that switching phones and other light emitting devices off at least an hour before heading to bed to allow your melatonin levels to return to normal.
If your bedroom is susceptible to outdoor lights at night, such as moonlight, streetlamps and passing cars, investing in quality blackout curtains can prevent these light sources from disrupting your sleep.
Experiment with scents and fragrances
It’s scientifically proven that smells are connected to our memories and emotions, so introducing a variety of scents and fragrances in your bedroom may help enhance its calming nature.
Lavender and vanilla scents may help ease stress and anxiety when winding down for the day, while hints of jasmine and sandalwood have shown to help promote sleep by reducing wakefulness.
It’s important to experiment to determine what scents work for you, as we all enjoy and react to smells in different ways.
Invest in a good quality mattress
As many of us have been spending more time and home and catching up on sleep, you may have become more aware of the flaws and inconsistencies in your sleep environment.
A mattress that doesn’t support your body can result in discomfort before, during and after a night’s sleep, and may leave you feeling sluggish after waking up.
Investing in a mattress thats right for your unique body needs and suits your comfort level, as well as quality linen and a supportive bed frame or base, is essential to a good night’s sleep, and will create the ultimate sleep sanctuary that you will look forward to returning to every night.