Do you have problems sleeping? Your bedroom may be part of the problem.
Here are some suggestions for your bedroom that will help you get a restful night’s sleep.
- Clear any clutter.
- This includes items under your bed because they can affect your ability to sleep well.
- A cluttered room makes for a cluttered mind. When the mind is cluttered, sleep becomes disrupted and challenging.
- Bed placement is of utmost importance.
- Make sure the headboard of your bed is against a solid wall. It’s best not to place your bed under a window. A solid wall provides a sense of security and safety.
- Place your bed so, while lying down, you can see the door. Seeing the door while lying in bed brings a sense of safety. It allows you to relax and let go.
- Do not place your bed opposite the door opening. This can be damaging to your health and well-being.
- A headboard is essential. More specifically, a solid headboard is best because it is more comfortable if you need to prop yourself up in bed. Solid headboards also add to your sense of security.
- Add restful colors such as shades of green, blue or pastels to symbolize rest and relaxation.
- The color red can be used for an accent but is best to avoid in large amounts because of its stimulating effect.
- Add images/accessories to your bedroom that symbolize peace and calm to you.
- Images or items from nature are especially soothing and relaxing.
- Make your bedroom a place for rest and intimacy – not a workspace.
- Remove TV, cell phones, computers from your bedroom. The electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) are harmful to health and can disrupt sleep.
- Do not sleep with your cell phone next to your bed.
- Purchase bedding that is soft, comfortable, and maintains a satisfying temperature for you while sleeping.
- Before bedtime, keep lighting low in your bedroom. This prepares your body for sleep.
- Spritz your pillow with a lavender essential oil mist. Lavender enhances relaxation.
- Stop using all technology at least an hour before bedtime.
- Create a bedtime ritual that is soothing and nurturing.
- Listening to soft music or a guided meditation may help to relax your mind and prepare for sleep.
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