Life can be hectic, and finding time and space to relax is sometimes difficult. Stressful days can even lower your sleep quantity and quality, which could be dangerous. After all, studies have shown that lack of sleep could increase the risk of heart disease or stroke.
After an exhausting day, returning to your bedroom for sleep should create feelings of relief and rejuvenation. However, a messy or unorganized bedroom can add to daily anxieties. Use the following tips to transform your bedroom from a place to desperately catch up on sleep to a place of luxury and rest:
- Declutter Some say that a clear space creates a clear mind, and having a clear mind before bed is essential to a good night’s rest. For example, keep piles of laundry out of the bedroom so that you’re not reminded of the chores you still have to do. Make sure that the walkway is clear, too, for greater accessibility in your den of relaxation.
- Create a Color Scheme A color scheme can have a powerful impact on your mood. Choose soothing, soft tones to encourage rest, like gentle blues, lilacs, and grays. Try not to pick any patterns or accents that are chaotic and jarring. Mental Floss recommends making sure color schemes are spread around the room for a good design. For example, if you choose a navy accent, having a navy boudoir pillow, a navy throw rug, and a few navy elements in your curtains would help make the scheme more cohesive.
- Upgrade Your Sleepwear Once your bedroom scheme feels luxurious and well-designed, start thinking about your actual sleeping habits. Do you flop into bed in your work clothes, or rely on the same worn pair of shorts in place of pajamas? Feel more comfortable (and fancier) by investing in quality pajamas or nighties. White cotton nightgowns are particularly comfortable and provide breathability, warmth, and a level of luxury perfect for unwinding in the evenings.
- Keep it Clean Though you should keep laundry and other messes out of the bedroom, it is also a good idea to keep the bedroom items themselves clean. Fresh sheets, wrinkle-free white cotton nightgowns, and dusted surfaces will help the room smell good and feel more luxurious and restful.
- Keep Work Out Finally, try to avoid bringing work items or thoughts into the bedroom with you. You won’t be able to appreciate your white cotton nightgown or your embroidered pillows if your phone keeps ringing or your laptop is pinging with new emails.
Relaxation at night is important for success, happiness, and good health during the day. Follow these steps for a stress-free bedroom and a better night’s rest.