How Your Bedroom’s Style and Decor can Help You Sleep

How Your Bedroom’s Style and Decor can Help You Sleep
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    We know that sleep affects every aspect of our lives.

    What you might not realize is that the way that you decorate your home and bedroom could also be affecting the way that you sleep.

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There are a lot of small things that you can change about your room to make it that much more comfortable to sleep in for all of its inhabitants.

Color:

When choosing a dominant color for your bedroom, muted cool colors are best for your sleep.

The best color choice, according to science, is a matte blue paint color. The color blue has been found to have a positive effect on your blood pressure and heart rate, making you feel better in the long run.

The more muted they are, the more light they absorb rather than reflect, which brings us to the next choice you can make to make your room more comfortable for sleeping in.

Paint Style:

If you can repaint, aiming for a flat color will help to minimize the amount of light that bounces around the room and keeps you awake at night.

Clutter:

The more clutter there is in your room, the harder it is going to be to get to sleep. The more things that your eye has a chance to set on, the more likely you are to be distracted from your goal of sleeping.

To avoid this, try keeping your bedroom’s surfaces as clean as possible in your room. It might be worth adding a tidy up segment to your nightly routine to help make this possible and maintain your space.

Light:

There are two ways that you can change your bedrooms lighting to be more suitable for sleep: replace your lights with warmer colored bulbs and make sure you can close out all of the external light sources like your windows and the other rooms in your house.

If you use LED lights in your bedroom, make sure that they are either yellow or pink, not the typical bright white that you see in stores. Going for a warmer color will allow you to absorb a little bit less blue spectrum light, which will make it easier to sleep at night.

 

Spectrum light is what is also emitted from our phones so if you use your phone in the bedroom, make sure you turn on the blue light filter to help yourself avoid damaging your sleep schedule further.

The human body is designed to be awake when it’s light out and asleep when it’s dark, so use your circadian rhythm to your advantage. Luckily for you, they make blackout liners and blackout curtains in all sorts of colors and patterns. This means that you do not have to compromise on your design scheme to help yourself sleep.

Work-Life Balance:

Just like with clutter, you want to make sure that there is as little in the way of distractions in your bedroom as possible in order to get a good night’s sleep. Work is a huge distraction. In a world that asked us to work as close to 24/7 as possible, we need to create a physical barrier to keep us from working sometimes – especially when we cannot sleep.

other valuable tips:

Keep your work or anything that reminds you of work out of the bedroom whenever possible. If you can’t keep it out of the bedroom, try putting it somewhere where you cannot see it from your bed. Out of sight, out of mind really works when it comes to work life balance.

It might also be helped phone somewhere outside of your bedroom, or at least out of reach, in order to keep you from reaching for it when you wake up in the middle of the night.

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