Your Bedroom, Your Sanctuary
You should be viewing your bedroom just as its stated - your room with a bed in it.
A place for you to get quality, restful sleep to ensure you are able to perform daily at your best.
According to the Sleep Health Foundation, over half (59.4%) of respondents overall report experiencing at least one sleep symptom three or more times a week (high frequency). These include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early and not being able to get back to sleep.
Now that we are looking at our bedroom more as your own sleep sanctuary.
Let's look at some steps to take to design the ultimate recharge zone
Researchers have found a direct link between sleep deprivation and high levels of clutter in one’s sleeping environment. Eliminate things that are distracting or causes stress and anxiety. Try to store items that are not necessary, out of sight.
We have touched on in a previous blog about the effects of devices & our sleep. We should be having an hour before sleeping without any screentime. Your television should also be removed from your room.
You want to tell your brain that when you walk into your bedroom, this is a place for sleep and rest, not working from your room will strengthen the mental association between your bedroom and sleep.
There are a few great benefits of having plants in your room apart from looking amazing!
They have actually been shown in studies to have a positive effect on your mood and health. One study concluded that surgical patients who had plants and flowers in their room had lower blood pressure, ratings of pain, and anxiety than patients in the control group who didn't have them.
You actually absorb background noises and can affect the quality of your sleep.
Higher noise levels can contribute to increased restlessness in your sleep leading to poor unsatisfied sleep and mood changes the following day.
A Cool Room
Studies have shown that a room between 15.5 - 19.4°C can be the optimum temperature for uninterrupted sleep.
Understandably some people may be restricted to what they can and can't have in their bedroom ( you may share housing ) but if you are lucky enough to have your own space try some of these steps to get your much-needed z's.