Did you know that adults require seven to nine hours of sound sleep every night? Unfortunately, due to medical reasons, high caffeine consumption and personal factors results in most adults sleeping for five to six hours only, or sometimes less. Often times this sleep isn’t sound or ‘deep’. People who don’t get adequate sleep wake up feeling irritable, sluggish and consume large amounts of caffeine just to stay alert. The long term effects of poor sleep habits include obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
One of the best ways to encourage sound sleep is by decorating your bedroom in such a way that it promotes relaxation and calm.
The following tips on bedroom décor will help you get a good night’s sleep:
Select Calming Colors:
Certain colors like green and blue hues induce a sense of calm and tranquility. Choose these hues for your bedroom. It can actually help lower anxiety levels and improve sleep quality. Interestingly, popular bedroom colors such as brown and purple provide stimulation for the brain and therefore decrease sleep.
A cluttered bedroom is discouraged in both Feng Shui and Vaastu home organization practices. It is believed that a cluttered bedroom is akin to a cluttered mind. Wherever possible, avoid small decorative items in the bedroom. Keep surfaces such as the tops of modern bedroom dressers and night tables empty.
No Tech Allowed:
Avoid placing a television set, sound system or computer in the bedroom. Replace tech with a piece of decorative art, mirror or tapestry.
Add Layered Treatments to Windows:
The addition of multiple window dressings reduces street noise and light and controls temperature. You can opt for designer blinds and flank them with decorative curtains. There are many types of blinds available in the market such as Roman, Venetian, bamboo, etc.
Create Mood Lighting:
Ditch the bright tube lights and colorful bulbs. Choose low-light lamps and large candles. Scented candles such as those infused with lavender oil work wonder to promote sound sleep.
Adding a plant to your bedroom does more than beautifying the space. Certain houseplants such as aloe vera, snake, and spider plants are air purifiers. During the day, they absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses and emit oxygen at night. This can boost your ability to sleep.
Choose Lush Carpeting:
A shaggy Designer Contemporary Rugs in warm hues has superb sleep-inducing properties. Choose an oversized piece that extends beyond your bed on all sides.
Human beings spend one-third of their time in sleep. Create an environment that helps you relax and fall asleep by applying the tips mentioned above.
For more tips on how to create a relaxing bedroom, contact Creative Furniture Store.