Sleep is important, there’s no one disputing that, we know for a fact getting a good 8 hours of sleep a night will leave you with enough energy to get through the day as well as keep you healthy. So, to help you live a better and more healthy life with plenty of sleep, we’ve got some advice for how you can use interior décor in your bedroom to help you sleep.
Cut Out Light & Noise Pollution
First off we’ll tackle one of the most common problems have when they’re trying to sleep: light pollution. As humans we need a nice dark environment to properly sleep, so if you have streetlights outside your home or have lights from passing cars leaking into your bedroom, this could be making it harder for you to fall asleep and could be causing you to wake up in the middle of the night.
So, to resolve this there’s a pretty simple solution, replace your blinds or curtains with a new set of Dual Roller Blinds, unlike normal blinds this type of blinds is made up of 2 separate blinds, combined into one, with a dim out layer to filter light during the day and a blackout layer to completely block out light from leaking into your room at night. These are available in almost every colour under the sun so there’s a blind just right for you and as a bonus, you’ll find your sleeping will improve from the second they’re installed.
Use Calming Colours In Your Room
When we decorate our bedrooms, we often just pick our favourite colour or whatever matches our flooring. While this is good style wise, you may be unknowingly sabotaging your sleep. Studies have shown that bright colours can trick our brains into staying awake and some colours can create the right level of relaxation to get you to sleep.
For example, bright colours such as yellow and red can keep your mind active and end up keeping you awake. And on the other end more calming colours like purple and blue can help you get to sleep by relaxing you. This may sound like pseudo-science, but the science shows this does effect how we sleep and feel, so follow the colour theory when painting the walls in your room.
Increase Your Relaxation With House Plants
It’s well known that having plants in your home can positively affect your mood, simply having a plant or two around your home will lead to you being in a better mental state and generally will help you keep up a good mood. Because of this, certain houseplants can help with your sleep, either by relaxing you or helping you keep a clear mind.
For your bedroom to help sleep, purple plants are recommended as they are associated with quiet contemplation, thoughtfulness and solitude, which are all things you need to properly get down to sleep. Beyond that more aromatic plants like lavender have been known to help sleep with their smell, so having some beautiful smelling plants in your bedroom can help you drift off to sleep.
Layer Lighting In Your Bedroom
Layering lighting is a good way to help you sleep, most bedrooms just have their normal ceiling lighting and that’s it, but because Humans sleep schedule is tied to the Sun going down, going from fully light to completely dark can be a bit jarring. Also turning on the lights at night when you need to go to the loo or find your phone will thrust your mind back into being awake.
So layering lighting in your bedroom, with a few lamps or a dim out light can actually help your sleep. As you get ready for bedtime, slowly turn off lights in order of how bright they are to simulate the Sun setting, this will help your body prepare to fall asleep. As well, when you wake up in the night, you can avoid lighting up the whole room, so that your body is still in sleep mode when you get back into bed.