I think we all can agree that most of us are not really morning person. When we do feel energized and ready to start the day in the morning, it is normally after a good night’s sleep. This is often regarded as one of the most underrated healthy habits. Since we are so preoccupied with work and life nowadays, we tend to binge-watch shows and put sleep on the backburner. Aside from that, distractions in our bedrooms can be a hassle and prevent us from becoming fully rested for the night.
Undoubtedly, our bedrooms are our sanctuaries — a safe space to get some peace and silence after a long, hectic day. So it is crucial for us to pay attention to the tiniest amount of details to make sure that we sleep well and wake up fresher than ever the next day.
Here are some quick and easy fixes to turn your bedroom into an optimal snooze space:
Feel the comfort
One of the most important steps for getting a good night’s sleep is finding optimum relaxation with the right mattress, pillows, and quilt. In terms of comfort and support, a good mattress is important for getting a good night’s sleep. With the perfect pillows and quilt cover sets, you will be able to make the best out of your sleep time.
Block out the light
To get a good night’s sleep, it is usually best to gradually darken your bedroom, as this will finally psych your mind that it is time to sleep. Another good choice is to have dimmable lighting. Limiting your movements right before snoozing allows you to float off into the land of nod more easily. An alternate choice is to wear an eye mask, which will also serve to shield you from the light.
Keeping the right temperature
The temperature is the next factor to consider. Do you usually feel cold at night? Do you sweat while you sleep? These are the kind of questions that you should be asking yourself so that you would be able to understand what are the main distractions that are interfering you from sleeping. Setting the air conditioner to the proper temperature and selecting a duvet of the appropriate thickness will certainly help you sleep well at night. In general, many of us sleep better in cooler rooms – an ideal room temperature is approximately 18-20 degrees.
Improve the air quality
Air quality may not be the most apparent aspect in getting a decent night’s sleep, but unclean air or unbalanced humidity levels in your home may disrupt your sleep and affect your health. Consider using live plants to help filter indoor air, such as Sansevieria Hahnii, also known as a birds nest snake plant to help filter indoor air. Aside from that, to have a good night’s sleep, make sure your bedroom is well ventilated and humid.
Silent night to doze off
Noise affects sleep because it stimulates the brain. According to research, even though we are sleeping, our minds are still mindful of noises. The quieter the room, the better your sleep quality. Simple remedies, such as sound absorbers will help minimize noise, particularly if you’re a light sleeper.
Having the perfect ambience
Aside from all the factors that have been listed down earlier, another one would be choosing the best colours and bedding accessories as that would create an influence for you to sleep. Studies have shown that people get the best of sleep when they’re in a blue-coloured room, followed by yellow and green. Turns out that blue rooms are able to help people sleep for an average of 7 hours and 52 minutes a night. Being mindful of these colours and their ability to evoke feelings of calmness will assist you in creating the perfect ambience to fall asleep faster and better.
Aside from that, having a well-organised space can also influence your sleep. To put your mind at ease, opt for simple storage solutions for a clutter-free room.
You know that you have had a good night’s sleep when you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. Remember, good sleep means you get enough sleep without interruptions.
That said if you ever do need any bedroom inspirations you can always check out the IKEA stores near you. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the IKEA stores will remain open. For the safety and well-being of all shoppers and co-workers, IKEA Malaysia stores have various preventive measures in place. As such, everyone is required to scan the MySejahtera QR code when entering any IKEA store, restaurant or café; use a face mask at all times; get their temperatures check via a thermal scanner; disinfect their hands at the hand sanitiser stations, and adhere to social distancing using the clear and visible floor markings as a guide.