Sleep is incredibly important to our bodies. Not getting enough sleep is like not getting enough nutrition; your body will slowly fall into ill health.
Most sleep experts recommend between six and eight hours of sleep a night, but this can be very difficult to achieve sometimes. When we don’t get enough sleep, we create a sleep deficit in our bodies. In order to pay the debt back, we need to sleep for longer. Just missing a couple of hours a night in a week soon mounts up. You could be missing a whole night of sleep by the time the weekend comes around.
If you want to get a better night of sleep and get high-quality sleep for longer periods, then there are some things you can do to create a sleep oasis in your home, including creating the perfect bedroom to sleep in. Just a few of these simple and inexpensive changes can make a huge improvement to the quantity, and quality, of your sleep.
Get Organized – You Will Sleep Better in a Calm Space
Over time, bedrooms have become multi-use spaces in the home, and this needs to change. Having your work, studies, or hobbies invading your sleeping space can be very distracting and untidy.
Having an organized bedroom with a place to store things like work documents or textbooks, that also allows for clean and clear floors, makes a space more relaxing. Take a fresh look at your bedroom and search for storage solutions to help you clear the clutter and make a calmer sleeping space.
Add Some Plants – Use Their Aromas to Set a Sleepy Tone
Plants have been used for hundreds of years to help people sleep. Lavender is perhaps the most famous for this, and its scent is still used in a number of sleep aids today.
Try using some potted plants to bring some color and aroma to your bedroom to help you sleep. Lavender is an obvious choice, but there are many other plants that can help you get a better night’s rest. Aloe Vera consumes a lot of carbon dioxide and emits a lot of oxygen for its small size. Having this plant on your bedside helps increase the oxygen levels in your room, adding to relaxation, and the plant naturally purifies the air.
Invest in Your Sleep – Check Your Bed Frame and Mattress
People will spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars on clothes, or furniture, and even wallpaper, and still not spend a decent amount of cash on their bed and mattress.
We spend a third of our lives in bed or are trying to, and yet often we will buy a lower-grade mattress that doesn’t support our bodies in order to save just a small amount of money. Get yourself a better mattress that suits your body, and look out for Labor Day sales for mattresses if you still want to make a saving. We recommend you spend a little more on a mattress and invest in your sleep.
Cut Out the Electronic Noise – Remove Your Gadgets from the Bedroom
Many people don’t realize it, but our electronic devices can often be a big distraction from sleep, and they can also emit electronic noise and frequencies that our ears can’t hear, but our bodies can feel.
Televisions, computers and laptops can be a distraction that keeps us up at night, as we stay up for one more episode of the latest TV drama, but the ‘electronic noise’ that some devices make can disturb our bodies and agitate us as we try to sleep. Even a phone charger can emit electromagnetic fields that some people are sensitive to. Try removing some of your electrical devices from your bedroom and see if you get a better night of sleep.
Sleeping and eating are how our body recharges and repairs itself. We devote a lot of time and energy to food, meals and eating; but we seldom consider our sleep. Invest a little in your bedroom to help your body get the rest it needs.