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There is nothing worse than a restless night of tossing and turning in bed struggling to get to sleep. Sleep is incredibly important for rest, recovery and relaxation, yet it can be hard to come by and particularly when you start to worry about it. Many people look into sleep aids, medication and meditations, but one of the most effective ways to improve your quality of sleep is to make changes to your bedroom.
Here are a few easy changes that can be made to your sleeping environment that will help you to drift off to sleep each night and awake feeling refreshed.
Dark Blinds/Blackout Blinds
It is vital that the room is completely dark when you are trying to sleep. Light can creep in which can make it challenging to drift off to sleep, so invest in dark, thick blinds that will stop light from entering. Blackout blinds are a great investment and can make an enormous difference to sleep quality. Specialists like Direct Blinds will be the best place to find suitable blinds for your bedroom.
An often overlooked aspect is where your bed is placed. If your head is next to an exterior wall or by the window it can be noisy and cold. Instead, place the bed next to an interior wall and in a warm spot for ideal sleeping conditions. This may require rearranging the entire room, but this can be beneficial and create a much better space for sleeping.
Blue light emitted from television, phones, tablets and similar devices inhibits the production of melatonin (a sleep hormone). It is hugely common in today’s day and age to play with a phone or watch TV in bed, but this is detrimental and can stop people from falling and staying asleep.
The sweltering heat can make it uncomfortable to lay in bed, whilst freezing cold conditions are no better for drifting off. Maintain an ideal temperature by opening the window or using a fan in the summer and buying thicker duvets in the winter. The optimal range is in the range of 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
These are just a few quick and easy bedroom changes that can be made to help improve sleep quality. You will be amazed at the difference they can make and how a good night’s sleep will help you to feel happier, alert and fresh each morning.