Often acknowledged as one of the most important health benefits, getting a good night’s sleep is of paramount importance to having a productive next day. Feeling well rested will help in every day to day task, from working to looking after the family and even exercising is easier when we have had a good night’s sleep.
Here are some great tips and ideas on how to have a good night’s sleep and a better next day:
Love your Bedroom
Your bedroom is your sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, family life, work pressures and all the other daytime activities that take up room in our minds during the day. Your bedroom should be a peaceful place where you love to retreat to at the end of every day. Restful and relaxing, your bedroom décor should reflect the relaxation needed in the room and be as comfortable and clutter free as possible. Probably one of the best ways to start with bedroom décor is to have a soft sumptuous carpet that you can sink your feet into each day. A carpet will keep your room warm in the winter and cool in the summer and make your feet feel amazing every time you step on it. The walls should be a calm, peaceful colour or pattern and the bedding and bedsheets comfortable and neutral to give your brain time to relax and rest.
Invest in Darkness
One of the biggest things that prevent people from having a good night’s sleep is too much light. The light can come from two different sources, natural and artificial. So to help with this make sure you turn all your lights off before you go to bed with your bedside light being the last thing that you turn off, you should also not use any devices in bed at least an hour or so before you want to go to sleep as the harsh blue light activates your brain and stops it from getting sleepy. If your bedroom window is anywhere near a streetlight then good curtains and perhaps blackout blinds will be needed to block out that street light. Even if you are not near a street light blackout blinds and heavy drapes could be necessary as the moon is very bright sometimes and can shine into bedrooms like sunlight. If you don’t want to be woken by the sunrise then properly window dressing is also needed to keep out the morning light so you can wake at the time you choose.
Have a Night Time Routine
Known as important for children to help them sleep, it is equally important for adults to have some sort of night time routine. Try and go to sleep and wake up at approximately the same time each day, this will help centre your body clock. Perhaps some meditation before sleep or simply taking a few deep relaxing breaths will help you fall to sleep. Sleep stories or music is always helpful if you find your mind racing with thoughts while you are trying to sleep.
Bedrooms are Important
As sleep is one of the most important things you can control to keep you healthy and happy, ensuring you have a great bedroom to do this in is important. Getting great carpets for your bedroom from Adamms Carpet Warehouse in North Shields is the great place to start in revamping your room and the way you approach sleep in general.