It’s a well known fact that a lack of sleep can affect our mood, productivity levels and even our hormone levels. In the event that we’ve spent the previous night tossing and turning, many of us strive to stay caffeinated to get us through the day, however, there really is no substitute for a good night’s sleep.
Nowadays, there’s a wide range of teas and home remedies that claim to help us get a bit of shut eye- but what can we do to help ourselves? When it comes to sleep, the environment in which we’re bedding down for the evening is extremely important (i.e our bedrooms). We all want to fall into a deep sleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow, but this is unlikely to happen if we’re too stimulated by our surrounding environment. Here at Grays Fitted Furniture, we understand how crucial it is to have a good night’s sleep; that’s why we’ve put together a list of four easy ways to make your bedroom a haven of tranquillity and relaxation.
Remove anything that makes noise
Whether you’ve got an annoyingly loud clock or an incessantly purring cat, it’s advisable to remove anything from your bedroom that could distract you from sleep. Once you pick up on repetitive noises they can be difficult to ignore, so do yourself a favour and get them out of earshot (even if that means banishing your cat to the living room).
Clean and declutter
The state of a room can often have a profound effect on your state of mind, so it’s important to have a bedroom that’s clean and clutter-free. One of the most common problems when trying to get to sleep is an overactive mind, so try to calm yours down by getting rid of some unnecessary bric-a-brac.
Purchase a Himalayan salt lamp
There are many myths surrounding the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps, but the one truth we do know is that they emit low level lighting to help induce tiredness. From our computer and phone screens to the lights in our homes, we’re all exposed to bright lights all day, every day. It can often be difficult to switch off our brains when we switch off our lamps, so why not buy a salt lamp to make that transition easier? Having the lamp on for a few minutes before you go to sleep can help your brain get into sleep mode, and hopefully set you up for an uninterrupted night of sleep.
Make your bedroom a work-free zone
In order for your bedroom to be a relaxing space, it’s important for you to see it as such. Bringing work into the room could cause you to associate it with stress and pressure; two things you do not want to be feeling when trying to get some shut eye! With this in mind, be sure to leave your work at the office (or at least another room in the house) so that your bedroom remains a place of calm and relaxation.
At Grays Fitted Furniture, we specialise in fitting made to measure bedrooms to suit all requirements. To find out more about our capabilities, click here to visit our website and get the bedroom of your dreams today.