New Year = New Look for Your Bedroom

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One of the great things about the New Year is that it can easily usher in change for a lot of people. The fresh calendar also invites a new look, not only for individuals, but for homes as well. So, if you’re thinking of doing a makeover for the start of 2016, here are some reasons why it’s a good idea:

It could give you better sleep.

If you haven’t been sleeping well in 2015, your room could be a major reason for this sleeplessness. The colors may not be calming and relaxing enough to help you doze off, or it might not be ideal for sleep. In this case, a makeover can help you transform the space into something that’s more ideal for your shuteye.

It can provide a new feel for the space.

Have you ever wondered why some people get great sleep in hotel rooms? According to studies, some people sleep better in hotels because of the different mattress and new environment. This allows them to sever the association of stress from the bedroom, making it easier to fall asleep. A much needed makeover can really turn a space around, especially your bedroom, where some freshening up can cause great effects on your slumber.

A makeover can force you to handle necessary repairs and perform a thorough cleaning of the space.

With a major makeover that involves moving furnishings around, it’s very likely to discover a few things that will require some attention and fixing inside your bedroom. And since you’re already doing some work in your bedroom, why not take it up a notch and do some fix some stuff up.

A makeover can also be a great opportunity to do some thorough cleaning in your bedroom. Even if you regularly clean your room, it’s still highly likely that a thorough cleaning is necessary. A clean room will easily help you sleep better, as the air quality will be considerably of higher quality than before. It could also mean undisrupted sleep for those with allergies and lower risks of getting infections.

 

With the easy access we have to design inspirations, instructions, and professionals, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get started in your bedroom makeover. Give it a shot and discover how beneficial a new look for your bedroom could be for your slumber. Of course, a new mattress can also do a lot for your sleep and bedroom makeover, so don’t forget to visit our website for some exquisite bedding options.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep

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Many of us are already completing our New Year’s Resolutions for 2016, so when the first day of the year comes, we’re all ready to tick items off and start making changes. If you’re still thinking of ways how to improve your sleep for 2016, this list is perfect for you. Each item will help you improve your slumber, it’s just a matter of picking which are the ones you need to improve on.

1. Create and stick to a bedtime routine.

A bedtime routine helps you get in the right mindset for sleep. It prepares your system that you’re about to go to bed, letting you wind down. If you don’t have a list of things you must do before hitting the hay, maybe it’s time to make some to help improve your nightly slumber.

2. Sleep & wake up at the same time everyday.

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If you tend to wake up groggy and disoriented in the mornings, setting a regular bed and wakeup times is essential. Doing this will set your Circadian rhythm into order, letting your internal clock do its job efficiently and help you fall asleep at the same time every night and wake you up at around the same time every morning as well. This, in turn, will help you get regular sleep, leaving you more refreshed and alert during the day.

3. Switch to better sleep accessories.

This primarily involves your mattress, pillows, and bedclothes. If you have comfortable furnishings for sleep, you have better chances in getting great shuteye. To see our recommendations in which Salem Beds you should get, click here.

4. Get more exercise.

Science proves just how useful exercise can be for sleep. This is why, if you haven’t really perspired in a while, you may find working out beneficial for your slumber.

5. Stress less.

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Stress is one of the biggest enemies of sleep. Those who tend to ponder and worry about everything as soon as their heads hit their pillows may find themselves having sleeping difficulties, which is why avoiding stress could be a great way for you to get more sleep in 2016.

 

If getting a good night’s sleep is one of your biggest struggles in 2015, these simple tricks can be of great help to you. While they seem easy, pulling them off can actually be a bit of a challenge, as they require discipline and determination. These reasons make them the perfect inclusions for your 2016 New Year’s Resolution lists, so why not give them a shot?

Holiday Sleep Tips (3rd in a series)

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Still not getting ample sleep because of all the holiday-related tasks you need to finish? Here are more sleep tips that you may find handy.

1. Relegate other tasks

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There’s really so much to do during the holidays that it feels like 24 hours isn’t enough for you to get everything done. If you feel like you’re already sacrificing hours of zzz’s just to finish something, step back and relegate other things in your to-do list to someone else. Ask your kids to do an extra chore and stop micromanaging everything so you can enjoy the season more and get some shuteye as well.

2. Take steps in minimizing noise

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With all the parties, reunions, and get togethers going on, noise could also be a factor in you losing some zzz’s. If this is the case, you can always politely ask neighbors to tone it down (especially during the wee hours of the night) or take some measures on your own. Ear plugs, heavy drapes, and some ambient sound could help you block some noise from the outside. If it doesn’t work, you can always sleep in a different area, where there’s less noise.

3. Take naps

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If you haven’t been getting ample shuteye during the night, you can always take naps to make up for some of your lost zzz’s. It will also help you get energized for everything you need to do.

 

This holiday season, while there’s just so much to do and so many people to see, take some time to spend on yourself. You might be missing out on some quality zzz’s, and that’s not the best way to end the year and start a new one. Make sure to get some high quality shuteye this holiday season. You’ll thank yourself for it come January.

Holiday Decorations in the Bedroom

Want your home to be extra festive? Add some holiday decor in your bedroom! To help you get inspired, here are some great samples we’ve rounded up from all over the web:

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If you like your home to be a bit more festive, you can always add decorations to other parts of your home. The bedroom is a great choice, as it is one of the most commonly used areas in your home as well. We hope you got some inspirations from these bedrooms and be able to recreate some in your humble abodes.

Holiday Sleep Tips (2nd in a Series)

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In our second installment for the Holiday Sleep Tips series, we’re focusing more on the things you tend to do over the holidays. Check out below:

1. Cool it with the alcohol

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Alcohol is a normal part of many gatherings in our country. And during the holidays, inuman sessions tend to be lengthy – starting as early as after lunch up until the morning. With no work and school schedules to think about and the amount of catching up on you need (especially with friends and relatives who have not seen each other in a while), it’s very likely for people to consume liters upon liters of alcohol during this season.

While it’s perfectly okay to have a drink during the festivities of it all, consuming loads of alcohol can actually hamper your sleep. While it can get you drowsy and feel sleepy, alcohol reduces REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. This means you’re not getting restorative slumber, leaving you feeling groggy and drowsy in the morning.

2. Don’t over do snacking

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When you have to be up later than your normal bed time, it’s just normal to have a snack or two to help you stay awake. However, having a good go at the sugary and starchy snacks can be a bad idea if you want to have a good night’s sleep later on. Sugar and carbs can keep you awake longer than necessary, so you might not be able to doze off by the time you climb into bed.

3. Keep exercising

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With the busy Decembers we all tend to have, it gets harder to squeeze in a trip to the gym. This doesn’t mean that you should stop exercising, though, especially if it has been a regular part of your daily routine. However, skipping your workout over the holidays can easily mean sleep issues as routine exercise are deemed as the best promoters of quality sleep. Aside from this, by sticking to your regular workout routine, you can stress less about all the weight you’ll gain from all the holiday eating you’ve been doing.

 

The key to getting a good night’s sleep is moderation during the holiday season. So make sure you keep these tips in mind when trying to get some shuteye during these busy days.

Buy Direct: Salem Bed’s Retail Outlets

Want to buy direct from us but not too keen on shopping for a mattress online? Visit our Retail Outlets listed below and get great prices on Salem Bed products!

 

Factory Outlet

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FS-006-B 32nd St., Bonifacio Blvd., Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig City

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Holiday Sleep Tips (First in a Series)

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With the holidays fast approaching, it is just normal for everyone to be a little bit busier than the usual. Parties, get-togethers, special gatherings, and reunions fill everyone’s calendars, not to mention all the shopping, cleaning, and receiving guests in between. This is why a lot of us end up relegating sleep to the backseat, deciding to squeeze an additional task or two before hitting the sack.

To avoid having to sacrifice sleep over everything you have to do during the Yuletide season, we’ve rounded a number of handy tips to help you deal with the upcoming holidays. These tips will be available in a series of blog posts, so make sure to stay tuned for new ones for the next weeks to come.

1. Plan ahead

Schedule everything. And we mean everything. This means you should schedule not only your parties, but also your major household chores, including general cleaning, decorating, and maybe receiving guests. This way, you have a clear view of the time you have, so you can also plan accordingly and prioritize.

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2. Keep your sleep schedule

One of the dangers of the holiday season is the late nights we all tend to have during parties and events. This, of course, will affect our sleeping schedules, so you have to be very mindful about your bedtime during this season. If you can, make sure to sleep and wake up at the same time you usually do, so you can make sure that you’re still getting enough sleep and so you won’t feel groggy and awful by the time that the holidays are over.

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3. Prioritize

Armed with a list of things to do, weigh every task you have at hand. Then look at which ones you need to get done ASAP and deal with those first. When you’re so busy, you should never procrastinate, as running out of time will definitely stress you out more. Prioritizing will also help you have a good look at the things you need to do, and maybe even cut down your list if the other ones aren’t really necessary.

4. Instead of worrying about the things you need to do, think of your achievements for the day when you go to bed.

As the down time of going to bed makes it the best moment for contemplation, we’re all prone to fretting and worrying once our heads hit our pillows. And with everything you need to do before the holiday comes in, it can be perfect to recount all of the things that you have to accomplish once you’re already lying in bed. This can easily hamper your sleep and leave you wanting for more come daylight.

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What you should do is recount your accomplishments for the day instead. This will help you feel better and productive, giving you some peace of mind and relaxation at the end of the day. It will also help you fall asleep better, as you won’t be too worried about how you will finish everything you need to do for the next day.

 

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of sleep, whether in the form of actual slumber, or with a new Salem Bed. Make sure to also watch out for our other sleep tips for the holiday season this week, as we’ll be posting more handy tricks in how to get more zzz’s despite your busy social calendars.