Everyone needs a good night’s sleep to be able to function, and it can be frustrating if you find yourself tossing and turning all through the night. There are many reasons why you might be kept awake at night, but it’s important to try to tackle the problem so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. Below are a few changes you can make to your bedroom to help promote a good night’s sleep.
Firstly, is your mattress old and uncomfortable? If the answer is yes, this could be the cause of your troubled sleep. It is recommended that you change your mattress every eight years, and you should always purchase one that feels comfortable and provides your body with the right support. If you’re finding yourself waking up with aches in the morning, it could be because your mattress is not providing that support for you.
Wedge pillows can help provide some extra support. They are particularly useful if you spend a lot of time reading, working on your laptop, or watching TV in bed. Purchase a wedge pillow to help your back and neck get the right support and reduce any discomfort you may be currently feeling. They can also help those who snore at night by keeping you in the right position to improve your breathing.
Create a Relaxing Bedroom
If your bedroom is messy or feels uncomfortable in any way, this will make it difficult to relax. There are many different styling tips to help you decorate your room in soothing tones, and you should also consider smart storage space to reduce the amount of clutter and mess. Additionally, you could purchase scented candles to promote a tranquil atmosphere or spray lavender scents on your bed sheets and pillows to help you drift off to sleep at night. The overall décor of your bedroom might not seem important when it comes to your sleep cycle, but you would be surprised at how this can make a difference in your mood.
Avoid Screens Before Bed
Many people like to watch TV in bed or use their laptops because it’s comfortable. It’s fine to do this, but if you want to get a decent night’s sleep, it is advised that you avoid screens for at least half an hour (ideally an hour) before you intended to go to sleep. The light from these screens stimulates your brain, and this is what makes it difficult to shut down and rest during the late hours. Instead, try to read a book or choose a different pass time that relaxes you, and that doesn’t require the use of your laptop, TV, or phone.
Another reason you might be struggling to get to sleep is that you’re sensitive to the other noises in your house, your neighbors, or traffic on the street. Earplugs are a good, cheap alternative to blocking out the sounds, but if you can afford it, think about soundproofing your bedroom, so you’re not disturbed by the sounds coming from outside.
Whether it be through home improvements or changes of habit, these are a few suggestions that you could try to help you get a good night’s sleep.