If you struggle to fall asleep at night or if you wake up several times you have probably tried just about everything you can think to improve the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Maybe you have changed your diet and even avoid eating before bed. You may have even eliminated caffeine and try reading a book for a while, but nothing seems to work. Well, perhaps it is your bedroom that needs some changes.
It does not matter how tired you are, if the last thing you look at before you go to bed is clutter it is really hard for the mind to relax. It is already racing from the events of the day and thinking about your morning meeting, but now it also has to be reminded that you need to wash that pile of laundry on the floor and go through the mountain of mail on the dresser. Tidy up your space. If you don’t have room to put odds and ends, buy or make decorative boxes, baskets, and bags to hide these things.
You often do not realize how uncomfortable your old bed has gotten until you sleep on a new one. Maybe you know you need a new mattress, but cannot fit such a large expense into the budget right now. Perhaps you moved recently and could only afford a cheap mattress, so now you are really regretting your purchase. Memory foam is the answer. Buy a 2, 3, or 4-inch memory foam mattress topper, and see if you don’t sleep like a baby. You will be amazed at how it is both comfortable and supportive.
Sometimes, all you need is a soothing sound to help you drift away to dreamland. Water fountains are beautiful to look at, but the sound they create is also extremely relaxing. Plus, it masks outside noises, so if it is traffic or loud neighbors keeping you up, a fountain will help. Plus, you may not know it but a water feature will make the air in your room cleaner and more comfortable. Pair this with memory foam and you will never want to get out of bed.
Color and Lighting
Some people find that they are able to fall asleep faster when the last color they look at is muted, neutral, or pastel. So, if you have a vibrant color on your walls, maybe it is time for a change. Also, your bedroom should be dark. If you absolutely need a nightlight, plug it in an outlet in the hallway, so it is not so bright in your room. You may also want to buy curtains that will block the sunlight and the streetlight outside your bedroom window.