“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish proverb
Turn your bedroom into a dreamy space, literally.
1. Join the dark side
Ensure your bedroom is dark. Light, especially blue light emitted from electronic devices, tricks the brain into thinking it’s day time, which is the time most people are awake. Make sure your curtains are closed properly, electronic devices are switched off or put away in a drawer. If light still seeps in through your current curtains, consider getting blackout curtains to banish streetlights.
2. Limit artificial light
As mentioned above, blue light is the silent killer of sleep. Get rid of artificial light from TV, iPods, phones, laptops and computers.
3. Fresh air is best
Soothe your soul with pleasant scents. You can improve the quality of the air in your bedroom by incorporating certain pot plants, such as snake plants, to circulate and purify the air. Lavender has been proven to encourage relaxation. Spritz some lavender room spray in the room or on your bedding before hitting the sheets.
4. No noise
Much like light and artificial light, noise can inhibit sleep. Some individuals may enjoy playing soft, soothing music to help them drift off, but this is not the type of noise you need to be concerned about. Noise from the outside, like neighbours or a busy street, can wake you up and disrupt your schedule. Consider making your bedroom noise proof or getting a pair of earplugs.
You might like a lot of decorations in your room and that’s fine. However, you need to declutter the mind in order to sleep soundly. Consider meditating before turning in for the night or just doing something that will relax you such as taking a bath or reading.