You might think you get a good night's sleep, but check out our 6 interesting facts about sleeping infographic and you might change your mind.
1. Go tech-free
Recent studies have shown that even having a phone nearby and switched on can create a distraction, so consider making the bedroom a totally tech-free zone. Removing electronic devices like phones and TVs will make for uninterrupted quiet, and promote relaxation in the space. If this seems too drastic, keep phones on silent and out of arm’s reach.
2. Keep it clean
Distractions can come in the form of sounds, smells, light and vibrations – all of which can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. A bedroom that’s designed with sufficient space, and isn’t crowded with excessive furniture will go a long way in creating a calming environment. Blinds and curtains which exclude natural light are also a great idea to create an ideal space for sleeping.
3. Choose colours carefully
Choosing the right colour for a space can have a serious impact on our emotions – this is backed up by science so colour selection shouldn’t be taken lightly. Try to avoid loud or darker colours such as reds and blacks, as these can be too stimulating, or even depressing. Different colours have varying impacts on mood, so choose carefully.
4. Replace, repair, restrict
Whether it’s a humming fridge, or a broken air conditioner, replace or repair items which are old or broken. Creaking floorboards, broken pipes and squeaky doors can all have an impact on comfort and stress levels. Finally, restrict noise from outside and other rooms in the house by fitting thick curtains or by soundproofing the home. Cut down on outside noise using external wall insulation, acoustic dB matting or soundproof windows.