Our bedrooms are supposed to be the place where we can relax at the end of the day. But is it as nice as it can be? Here are 7 ways to make your bedroom the best place in the world to relax.
Remove the TV
Having a TV, or any screen for that matter, in the bedroom can be detrimental to our health. Watching the TV in dim lighting can affect your eyesight. This eyestrain in turn causes headaches, watery eyes. Getting rid of the TV can also help improve your sleep cycle and promote better sleep. So keep the Netflix viewing to the living room.
Soften the lights
Having bright lights can be harsh on the eyes, and bright lights can ruin your sleep. Using 12 volt LED strip lights around the headboard of your bed can provide some light and create a peaceful ambiance. This is ideal if you plan on lying in bed to meditate before going to sleep. You could even plug them into a timer to go off after a certain time.
Freshen the bed
Washing the bed can be one of the best things you can do to create a peaceful room but people regularly ignore their bed sheets. Around 30% of people admit that they only wash their bedding once a year. Having dirty sheets can expose you to a whole heap of issues including mites, fungi, and bacteria.
Remove the clutter
Having a cluttered space can cause a cluttered mind. By regularly cleaning the room of clutter and rubbish, your mind will be calmer. This in turn promotes a better sleeping pattern. And less clutter means less dust that is stuck between items.
There has been plenty of talk over the years about the benefits of using essential oils. Whether or not you believe those benefits are true is another thing entirely. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use them. The simple fact is, they smell nice, and choosing the right scent in a diffuser can help create a bedroom routine to help you sleep better.
Get a Good Mattress
If you want to sleep better, it only makes sense that you invest in a good mattress. But buyer be warned! If you buy a new mattress, you might need to buy a new bed frame to ensure the mattress is supported properly and you get the best use out of it. This is one of the more expensive things to do but it can be the most beneficial. Ideally, you should replace your mattress every 6 to 8 years.
Open the windows
Fresh air can have an amazing effect on the air quality in our homes. With this in mind, you might want to open the windows. Having fresh air blowing through can help remove moisture, germs, and other nasty stuff. If you can open your windows for an hour in the morning and an hour at night before bed, you will have better air quality during the night as you sleep.