IT MIGHT not be high on your interior makeover list, but paying attention to decorating your bedroom has its benefits.
Appropriate bedroom design can have a lot of power over how well you rest. Here are some easy ways you can decorate your room to help improve your sleep.
It should go without saying that a bed itself has to be comfortable in order to get a good night’s sleep. But you’d be surprised how many people fail to select bedding products that don’t work for them. Your bed is something you should put good money towards, so expect to fork out a bit of money for the best quality bed. Your mattress has to be comfortable, otherwise you’re going to have a Goldilocks issue with having a mattress either too hard or too soft. Make sure you find out your sleeping style, desired support level and choose one to match this.
Our body changes temperature during sleep so it’s important to have bedding materials that help regulate your body. If you’re one to feel the cold more, opt for a down or feather quilt. Down has the highest fill power of all quilt fillings. If you tend to overheat in your sleep, natural fibres such as bamboo are great because they adjust based on your own temperature. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, it’s important to select sheets and bedward suitable for the season.
Cool tonal palettes are optimum in bedrooms and should be considered the next time you give your bedroom a fresh coat of paint. A TraveLodge study looked at homes across the UK to determine if the colour of a bedroom can influence sleep. The findings revealed that the most restful colour for a bedroom is blue, with people sleeping in blue bedrooms getting an average of five hours and 52 minutes a night. Sleep expert Chris Idzikowski said of the findings:
“There are specialised receptors called ganglion cells in the retina part of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the colour blue,” he said. “These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24 hour rhythms, and affects how we perform and feel during the day.”
Cool, muted hues like blue, neutrals and greiges all create a serene and relaxing atmosphere.
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