Assessing the bedroom. It’s not something we do often in our modern, busy schedules. However, a healthy sleep environment can help promote healthy, happy sleep. Let’s asses your bedroom situations and find some simple changes to make it the sleep sanctuary you deserve.
We addressed the issue with blue light and your sleep in our past blog post (Getting on a Sleep Schedule: Sleep happier, sleep healthier.) Since the blue light from electronics can hinder your body’s release of melatonin, it will cause you to be more awake and alert at night. After eliminating blue light from your bedroom, next is to find the perfect light mood. Make sure light from the outside is completely blocked from your bedroom and keep your lamps (that filter out blue light) 60 watts or under. Dimming your lights an hour before you get into bed will start to relax your mind and body.
It sounds simple but the temperature of your bedroom can cause you to sleep great or not so great. Keep the bedroom temperature between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year round to ensure a good night's sleep.
A clean house is a clean mind. Keeping your bedroom and home environment organized, clutter free, and clean will help you get into a relaxing mental state. Toning down the visual chaos around you and only surrounding yourself with soothing items will help you relax and destress.
The importance of a supportive, healthy, and quality mattress is imperative to consistent deep sleep. If your mattress is uncomfortable, sagging, causes pain, or prevents you from getting a good night's sleep it is probably time for a new one. Visit sleep experts who can fit you for your perfect mattress, topper, or pillows. They will be able to find the best sleep situation for you. To find mattress retailers who can fit you for your best mattress visit our Find A Retailer page.
If you are unable to update your mattress, topper, or pillows try finding the perfect duvet and blankets for your bed. Something breathable and soft is always preferred.