Style Your Way to Better Sleep

Style Your Way to a Better Sleep

How can we have a bedroom environment for good sleep?

Since the pandemic happened, bedrooms have become multi-purpose rooms. What used to be a place for rest and relaxation is now converted into a makeshift office or a podcast station. It is because of these reasons that our sleep patterns have been greatly affected and our health slowly deteriorates. 

Now there are several ways to style your bedroom for better sleep. Even if it doubles as another room with another purpose other than what it’s originally designed for, you can still create a safe haven where you can relax and rest. 

Here are some tips on how to make the bedroom perfect for sleep

  • Keep the bedroom for sleeping
  • Make your bed
  • Optimise the temperature
  • Invest in blackout curtains
  • Increase daytime light exposure
Keep the bedroom for sleeping

Keep the bedroom for sleeping

Granted, the purpose of the space has been redefined since the pandemic happened and it usually doubles as a workspace, but if you have other rooms in the house that can help function as that, (for example, your dining room) then use it.

Don’t put a television in your bedroom. Avoid putting even the smallest workout machine or books that can distract you away from sleeping. Invest instead on the mattress, pillows, and comforters for a more comfortable and luxurious sleep.

Make your bed

Make your bed

You know the feeling when we get to a hotel room and the bed is made, ready for us to sleep into? Making your bed every morning will make you look forward to going to bed and resting at night.

Again, investing in quality sleep furniture and accessories, invest in anything that will make you look forward to going to bed at night or even short naps during the day.

Optimise temperature

Optimise temperature

Studies show that sleeping in cooler temperatures helps regulate your body's circadian rhythm and can lead to a deeper, more restful sleep. Design and furnish your bedroom according to the season. If it’s summer hot, go for light, breathable materials and cool colours. If it’s the winter months, go for warm colours and layered blankets.

Temperature isn’t just about the degree or intensity of heat in your surroundings, it’s also about how the accessories and the furnishings will help with the room temperature and ambiance.

Invest in blackout curtains

Invest in blackout curtains

Blackout curtains are essential especially if you are a light sleeper. For those who work during the night shift and have to sleep during the day, this is a very important part of the bedroom. Apart from keeping the light out, it also helps prevent furniture damage due to sunlight exposure.

Increase daytime light exposure

Increase daytime light exposure

Are you familiar with the term circadian rhythm? These are physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour schedule or cycle. This is when our bodies remind us that we have to eat three times a day or rest when nighttime comes.

Sunlight exposure helps regulate our circadian rhythm so make sure that you have enough natural light coming into the room. The more sunlight you have, the better your body regulates your circadian rhythm, and the better sleep you’ll get.

Styling your home with interior design can be an important part of developing healthier sleeping habits. From calming neutrals to cosy textures, the way you arrange and decorate your bedroom impacts how much restful sleep you get. Thoughtful details like luxurious bedding and cosy throws can encourage relaxation and provide a serene environment for winding down at night. Create an inviting atmosphere in your bedroom with smart interior design choices that will help you get the best possible rest.

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