Have you been tossing and turning, trying to get a good night’s sleep? Maybe those first few hours of sleep just aren’t as restful as you’d like—we’ve found some bedroom hacks that will help you sleep like a rock. From ideal lighting through to comfy bedding, there are some great tips and tricks to help your mind shut off so you can get some shut-eye! If you live in Armidale, we’ve even found some fantastic stores and contractors to help you create the ideal sleeping environment.
Choose a good mattress
The most obvious trick to getting a good night’s sleep is to ensure your mattress is comfortable. Choosing the right mattress for you can depend on your age, height, weight and more. If you’ve had a back injury or have been noticing extra strain on your spine, it’s probably time to head to your nearest bed store for some sound advice on choosing a supportive mattress.
If you want to feel totally at home in your bedroom, make sure it smells delicious! The most obvious solution is to add a few scented candles, but you can also make your room smell good with linen sprays, room diffusers and by ensuring it gets plenty of airflow.
Remove unnatural coloured lights
Research shows that the blue lighting emitted from devices such as smart phones and tablets stops your brain from switching off—this is because our brains recognise blue or white lights as being daytime, and this stops the sleep hormones from being released. To help you get to sleep, leave your gadgets outside of the bedroom, or if you really can’t avoid checking your phone in bed, invest in an app that blocks the blue light from being emitted from your phone.
If you have annoying bright street lights outside your window, or don’t want to be up at the crack of dawn, invest in some blockout curtains for your bedroom. These will help to keep every bit of light from creeping in while you’re enjoying a peaceful, relaxed sleep.
Add soft furnishings
Soft furnishings work to make your bedroom comfortable in two ways; first of all, they create a warm and welcoming environment for you to wind down at the end of the day. Secondly, soft furnishings (such as rugs, comfy armchairs and even a padded bed head), can help to soundproof the room and reduce distractions caused by outside noise.