Bedroom Design and its Effects on Sleep

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Not a lot people pay attention to their bedroom’s interior design, especially here in the Philippines. With the great number of things that you can use your money for, who cares if you don’t repaint your walls every time you feel like it?

While it is not exactly a sin to keep your bedroom the same way it is for years on end, how you actually design your space can apparently affect your sleep. According to experts, what your bedroom looks like can also easily have an effect on your daily snooze. The bedroom, as they say, should be a “sanctuary” and the most comfortable space in your home, so it can encourage rest and relaxation. If your bedroom is designed in a way that causes you some discomfort, anxiety, or stress, then you should definitely make some changes.

What you should know, though, is that you don’t have to go on a full renovation just to prevent sleep deprivation from taking over. A simple bedroom makeover can actually do the trick and transform your space into the perfect slumber refuge you need every night. To help you out in getting started with your bedroom makeover, here are some tips you’ll surely find useful:

Focus on a single purpose

Every room has it’s purpose. The living room is usually for welcoming guests, lounging, and spending time with the family. The dining room is for meals, while the kitchen is for cooking and prepping those meals. The bedroom is very much the same, as it is created for your nightly sleep. However, since it is also the most intimate room in the house, some people sometimes tend to forget about that. In many cases it becomes more than just the place for rest, but also becomes storage for other items you don’t want displayed in other areas in your home or becomes a home office with the great amount of work you do after you get in from the office.

By establishing what the bedroom is for – which is, by all counts, for sleep – you can easily reinvent your space. This way, the space will always be connected with sleep, allowing you to rest more easily.

Declutter

For a lot of people, clutter can be the most stressful thing ever. If you haven’t cleaned up your bedroom in a while, something as simple as decluttering can be regarded as an easy makeover.

Dust it off

No matter how much of a clean freak you are, chances are, dust will accumulate in your bedroom, especially if you live in the city. Dust is also notorious in keeping folks up all night, as it can cause allergic reactions, which can easily manifest through sneezing, puffy eyes, or itchiness. Because of this, you should also mind the dust in your bedroom. This doesn’t only refer to cleaning and dusting the place regularly, but you should also keep in mind to avoid using items that easily accumulate and attract dust.

Find the right bedding solutions

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the right bedding solutions can actually help improve your quality of sleep. According to a National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Poll, 93% of the respondents agreed that a comfortable mattress is necessary for a good night’s sleep, while 91% rated pillows as essential components of sleep.

Your sleeping surface plays a great part of quality sleep, so aiming to take home one that will suit your comfort needs and preferences is highly essential. Depending on your location, how you sleep, and what your conditions may be, there’s always a Salem bed that’s perfect for you.

Decorate according to what makes you feel more relaxed

Lastly, decorating is also essential for your bedroom to effectively foster a good night’s sleep. Pick a relaxing color for your walls (blue and green are believed to be some of the best options) and organize your room according to your comfort (consider the feel of the bed clothes, lighting, or the noise that goes through the walls). All of these things contribute to the quality of your slumber, so paying close attention to each will surely pay off in the long run.

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The most important thing to keep in mind when doing a makeover for your bedroom in the hopes of improving your nightly rest is to make it as cozy and comfortable as you can. By creating a space that is snug and encourages shuteye, you can be sure that the next time you doze off, you’ll feel refreshed and energized.

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