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Four Tips for a More Relaxing Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a relaxing sanctuary, but all too often, they become anything but. If you’ve been finding it more difficult to wind down and relax at night and are even experiencing sleep problems, then the good news is that the core issue could be something that you can easily work on within your bedroom. An old mattress, clutter in your room, bright wall décor and electronics in the bedroom are all problems that could run much deeper than you realize when it comes to getting a deep, relaxing sleep. And as a result, your health, appearance and everything in between can suffer. We’ve put together some top tips to help you get the calm and relaxing bedroom that you deserve.

#1. Upgrade Your Mattress:

First of all, think about just how comfortable your room really is. Is your mattress as firm or as bouncy as it once was? Chances are if you’ve had it for years, then it’s going to be in need of an upgrade. Your mattress is not only one of the most-used items of furniture in your home, it’s also one of the most important, directly affecting your health and well-being in a way that your sofa or dining room table simply never could. You should use this buying guide to help you find the best mattress for your needs.


#2. Redecorate:

Does your bright bedroom wall or busy floral feature wall slap you in the face as soon as you walk into your bedroom? If so, then it might be about time that you start thinking about repainting the room in softer, more calming colors. White or magnolia can be excellent for a base color, and think about decorating a feature wall in a soft pastel blue, pink or yellow for a room that encourages you to relax as soon as you walk in the door.

#3. Declutter:

Clutter in your bedroom can be one of the biggest reasons your sleep is suffering, without you even realizing it. It can be all too easy to use your bedroom to store scores of unwanted stuff, but if it’s not hidden away suitably or has started to get in your way, it can quickly make it difficult for your mind to wind down and relax when it comes the time to go to sleep. Invest in smart storage solutions such as underbed drawers and baskets, and add shelves, boxes and other solutions to your closet to ensure that you’ve got somewhere suitable to keep everything out of the way. Spend some time going through your things to determine anything that can be sold or donated.

#4. Get Rid of Electronics:

Last but not least, the bedroom should be no place for electronics. Aside from a television if you’re the type that enjoys spending a lazy Sunday morning watching movies in bed, you should set a rule that your smartphone, laptop or tablet isn’t coming into the bedroom with you unless they are charging at the other side of the room. The blue light can seriously affect your melanin production and leave you feeling wide awake, so give yourself at least an hour screen-free before bed.

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