For many people, getting a good night’s sleep can be harder than it seems. Some of us may not even realise that we’re not sleeping correctly due to our direct environment – blaming other factors such as work or diet for our lethargy. Even if you nod off at a reasonable time and wake when your alarm sounds, you may still be getting uncomfortable and disrupted shallow sleep, which doesn’t recharge and revitalise you properly.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to remedy such difficulties – especially when having a new fitted bedroom installed – and you can find our top five recommendations if you keep reading.
Before you jump in with you new stylish design ideas, it may well be worth giving some consideration to the numerous factors that will determine how well you rest in your new fitted bedroom. Even if you usually sleep well and wake refreshed, you should still follow some basic rules to ensure that you don’t spoil a good thing and create a bedroom that you can’t sleep in all that well any more.
Create An Ultimate Sleeping Area
Having adequate lighting in your bedroom for tasks such as styling your hair or putting on make up is a necessity but by employing the use of dimmer switches or bedside lamps you can create a more relaxed mood to gently send you off to sleep. Once the morning comes – especially in the summer months – the sun is often awake before us. Therefore, having thick curtains and blinds in your bedroom will allow you to sleep until your alarm wakes you…instead of when the sun says so!
Where possible, try to keep furniture lines sleek, sides and tables uncluttered, and décor in your bedroom simple. Busy walls, varying furniture heights and clutter all agitate our minds and make it more difficult for us to sleep. Keep things simple when styling your new fitted bedroom if you want to get the best night’s sleep possible.
It goes without saying that the position of your bed will determine how well you sleep in your new bedroom. It is advisable to position the headboard of your bed against a wall and preferably not under a window. Avoid positioning your bed directly under light fixtures too. Likewise, try to avoid overhead storage units, as all of these things can prevent your mind from truly resting and recharging.
Bedroom mirrors offer many advantages, including their practicality for dressing and for vanity purposes, as well as offering a feeling of extra pace in smaller bedrooms as mirros typically do. However, you should avoid facing mirrors towards your bed, as our eyes are sensitive to movement when we’re tired and a twitching foot or tug of the duvet could trigger them slightly, waking us to a degree.
Stop Things Watching You
On a subconscious level, all of us feel eyes and faces when they are looking in our direction. It’s almost a sixth sense of man. With this said, if you have paintings of faces, photographs or sculptures of people or face-like ornaments in your bedroom, these things can trick your mind into thinking that you are being watched and this in turn will reduce your overall sleep benefits.
We’re not going to kid you into thinking that any one of these ideas will cure severe insomnia but what we are saying is that where you sleep and what’s around you while you sleep can and does have an impact on the value and benefits of the time you spend with your eyes closed. So, if you’re about to buy a new fitted bedroom or if you just want to tweak your sleeping space, try these five top tips for creating the ultimate sleep area in your bedroom and see how much better you feel in the mornings.