Did you know that 45% of the world’s population suffers from sleeping disorders? Or that sleep deprivation is on the rise?
There’s nothing worse than not being bale to sleep but, in our fast-paced, 24 hour society, it’s becoming an increasing problem.
The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that your bedroom is set up for a good night’s sleep…
Think about your colour scheme
Colours can have a major impact on our mental state so, if you’re hoping to achieve a good night’s sleep, it’s important that you choose the right colour scheme.
Cool colours such as muted blues, greens, and greys have been proven to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, slow respiration, dilate blood vessels, and constrict pupils – promoting better sleep.
On the other hand, warm colours such as reds, yellows, and oranges increase the heart rate and blood pressure whilst deepening respiration. This means that they discourage relaxation and shouldn’t be used in the bedroom.
Use your bed for sleeping only
We’re all guilty of it – eating, working, reading, or watching TV in bed. But, in order to get the best possible night’s sleep, it’s important that you only use your bed for sleeping in. This way your brain will learn that, when you get into bed, it means it’s time to switch off and go to sleep, rather than tucking into a tasty treat whilst watching TV and responding to emails.
Embrace soft furnishings
In addition to the colour palette in your room (and of course, the comfort of your bed!), soft furnishings such as rugs, cushions, curtains, and blinds, can improve your ability to sleep.
Thick, dark curtains and blinds keep the light out, helping you to sleep when it isn’t dark outside or in well-lit areas, whilst plush rugs and cushions help to muffle noises, keeping your sleeping space as quiet and calm as possible.
Ditch your TV
TVs, laptops, and computers should not be in the bedroom – they activate your mind and lead to a terrible night’s sleep. Instead, why not integrate plenty of plants, artwork, and calming accessories?
Monitor the temperature
The ideal temperature for sleep is between 18 – 21 degrees Celsius. If you have difficulties sleeping, this may be because you are too warm. So make sure you open a window (it only has to be a small amount) in order to let the air circulate around your room or, if you’re really having difficulties, it might be worth considering installing a fan!
De-clutter your bedroom
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘a tidy desk is a tidy mind’, right? But when it comes to your bedroom, this is just as important.
Think about it, if you’ve got clutter and clothes all over your room, are you really going to be able to switch off and enjoy a good night’s sleep? Probably not! You’ll be thinking about the mess in your room…how much you need to tidy up… about anything apart from sleeping.
So make your bedroom a clutter-free zone, where everything has its place. A great way of doing this is by installing built in wardrobes!
Here at Kenneth Installations in Glasgow, we are experts in our field, providing bespoke fitted wardrobe solutions that are stylish, durable and accommodating. For more information about any of our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch, our helpful team are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have.