Interior Design Mistakes That Could Be Ruining Your Sleep
A relaxing environment is essential for a good night's rest. Studies have shown that people simply sleep better when their bedroom is optimized for light and noise levels, temperature, and comfort.
And since the quality and duration of sleep are directly related to other aspects of human health, a bedroom environment that promotes sleep can also improve the way you feel while awake.
Your bedroom interior can do more than just provide aesthetic value. Furniture, color palette, and even your cleaning routine can make a difference to your sleep pattern.
But now, do we hear you ask? Phil Lawlor, the sleep specialist at Dormeo, talks about the biggest interior design mistakes that may be limiting the amount of sleep you get.
Follow these tips and it might be a little easier to fall asleep at night.
Mistake #1: Your bed is uncomfortable or in the wrong place
Your bed can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep - the wrong mattress for your sleeping position can lead to misalignment of the spine, which can lead to back pain and sleep disturbances.
“It is important that you invest in a good quality mattress that will support you at all pressure points, including the shoulders, hips, and the base of the spine,” explains Phil.
“As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your mattress every six to eight years. But if you feel like your mattress isn't as comfortable or strong as it should be, or if you've started to notice signs of wear, it may be time to invest in a new one.
Or, as a temporary option, you could consider purchasing a mattress protector.
Mistake #2: your color combination is too bright
What color is your bedroom wall? Your bedroom should be your sanctuary and decorating it with all your favorite colors can help improve your mood.
Remember, though, that loud, loud tones can stimulate the mind and make it difficult to sleep.
'If you've decorated your room in vibrant hues, that doesn't mean you have to give them up entirely.
Painting the walls in a muted shade of pastel blue, hot pink, sage green, or beige can help create a feeling of relaxation, and you can always brighten them up with a few accessories like accent pillows and a blanket, 'suggests Phil.
Mistake #3: Your curtains and blinds are too thin
Distractions from outside light can affect the quality of your sleep. "Although you can turn off the lamps at night, the light from the streetlights and the moon can still enter your room," says Phil.
"Although sheer curtains can let in a lot of sunlight during the day, they don't block outside light at night, which can brighten your room and keep you awake."
To improve this, consider replacing your thinner curtains with blackout blinds or curtains. The blinds should be adjusted to the full width of the window to minimize the entry of light from the sides.
Mistake #4: You are using the wrong scents
We all want our bedroom to smell nice and cozy, but some smells can be more stimulating than others, which means your favorite reed candles and diffusers can really keep you awake.
"Scents like peppermint can increase alertness and improve memory, while floral scents like ylang-ylang can enhance relaxation, according to a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience," explains Phil.
Instead, opt for soothing scents that will create a soothing atmosphere for you to unwind and unwind. Phil suggests opting for comforting scents like lavender, chamomile, and cedar.
These scents can help you relax and fall asleep.
Mistake #5: Your room is too messy
Clearing your mind is a great way to relax and fall asleep, but don't forget to clear the space around you.
"A messy bedroom can contribute to an inability to relax at the end of the day, as it can quickly overwhelm your mind and feel like you have unfinished tasks," says Phil.
Simple tasks like making the bed each morning and cleaning up clutter can help you fall asleep each night.
To avoid spending nights tidying up, Phil suggests using a trash can or storage basket in his bedroom so he can quickly put away clutter that belongs to another room, ready to organize in the morning.
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