3 Ways to Boost the Comfort Level of Your Bedroom
Ladies, let’s be real. How often do you toss and turn at night? We’ve all been there. We head to bed at an early hour, only to become restless, checking our phones and unable to shut down our minds for a peaceful night’s rest. Well, it’s not you. It’s your bedroom. Your sleep space directly impacts how well you sleep and whether or not you wake up refreshed in the morning. Here’s how you can make your bedroom more comfortable, and get your beauty sleep, too.
Color: Choose Wisely
Sure, you could take the advice of your favorite TV personality and interior design star, but you might be left with a color that’s keeping you up at night. Take it from the sleep experts at the National Sleep Foundation, who recommend choosing a paint color like blue for your bedroom walls. They also note that if blue isn’t your color, relaxing hues like silver or gray may also be conducive to sleep, because like blue, these colors have been linked to lowering blood pressure and heart rate, so you can relax and sleep well. Paint companies such as Sherwin-Williams can get you on your way to a more restful night’s sleep, as the company offers a wide selection of paint colors in relaxing, sleep-inducing hues, both online and in stores. Plus, the paint retailer also features helpful paint-related tools, like the Color Snap Visualizer, which can be accessed online via any device. The Snap It button also gives to the chance to pick your own color, turning an image in your camera roll into a color palette.
Mattress: Think Comfort
The mattress you sleep on plays a key role in how well you sleep. Whether they are made of foam, springs, water, air or fabric and if they are firm or more pillowy, they all affect comfort — including your body temperature and humidity. While you may have heard that ultra-firm mattresses are the best choice, sleep and mattress experts disagree. Rather, they suggest choosing a supple, more comforting option, as research has shown that this style reduces back pain. If you decide to buy your mattress online, look for a retailer that provides ample information about different mattress styles, from memory and gel foam to hybrid and inner spring styles.
Temperature: Adjust Accordingly
What is your thermostat set at around bedtime? For optimal sleep, the suggested temperature of your bedroom should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. If your bedroom is cool, it is much easier to fall asleep. This is because your body temperature naturally decreases to initiate sleep, and if your room is already cool, it’s like you’re giving your body a head start to hit the hay, the National Sleep Foundation says. So, what if you forget to turn down the thermostat each and every night? There is a solution, and it is simple. Programmable thermostats can help you set and keep an optimal sleep time temperature. Just program it beforehand and the it will remember your temperature input for bedtime each night.