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Last year, my goal in remodeling my bedroom was to turn it into a sanctuary for a good night’s sleep. I wanted it to be a place where my husband and I could relax, sleep and wake up well rested. The older we get, the more important it is for us to sleep well. Our days are full with running two business, managing our family and the tasks those roles entail. To do what we do, we need to be rested and focused.
To create our sleep sanctuary, we brainstormed specific things our bedroom needed to help us sleep better. We knew we wanted to address issues of noise, light, comfort, and serenity. Once we knew what kind of atmosphere we wanted, we prepped our bedroom with the following four solutions in mind.
4 ways to prep your bedroom
for a good night’s sleep
1. Calm down
At the end of every day, you can do one or all of these things to begin preparing for a good night’s rest. My favorite are the first two, while my husband loves the first and last.
Hot Shower – It’s not only good hygiene, but it’s also refreshing.
Decaffeinated Tea – Having something warm before bed is a relaxing habit and a way to calm down.
White Noise – A few minutes before bed, turn the television down low and set the sleep timer. You can also listen to calming sounds from nature like raindrops. YouTube has a ton of great options. Hearing a constant, low, repetitive sound often helps calm the mind and promote sleep.
2. Decrease noise
Random noise is the greatest factor in not getting a good night’s sleep. There can be noise from other parts of your house when others are still awake or noise in your bedroom.
My biggest noise distractions are our kids who stay up later than we do and noise from my husband’s nasal congestion.
Noise in the home
To combat noise outside of our bedroom, I use earplugs. These little things work wonders in decreasing noise and helping me sleep through the night.
Noise in the bedroom
To combat noise from my husband’s allergy related nasal congestion, I keep Breathe Right® Nasal Strips in our night stand table. The nasal strips are easy to apply and help open his airways when his nose is stuffy. The strips are applied to a clean, dry face just above his nostrils so the tabs cover the part of his nostrils that flare out. He just needs to rub gently once they’re on to ensure they stay, and he’s set. That one little strip and it’s spring-like functionality make all the difference between a quiet and a noisy sleep. In the morning, he just washes his face like normal, and they come right off after.
3. Get comfortable
Nothing is more key to a good night’s sleep than a comfortable bed. So much time is spent in bed, so investing in a great mattress, pillows and bed linen is like investing in your well being.
A pillow that’s too firm can lead to neck problems, and not having the right mattress can promote back problems. Certain fabrics can contribute to overheating at night and even itchiness.
Take time to investigate bedding choices, and choose items that promote better sleep and comfort.
4. Reduce light
A dark bedroom is the best when trying to sleep. Whether day or night, you can make your bedroom as dark as possible using blackout curtains or a sleep mask.
Blackout curtains work wonders to block out any light from outside day or night. They are layered with heavy fabric and can block out up to 100% of outside light.
To block indoor light from a television, lamp or other light source, try using a sleep mask. This way, if one person wants to stay up watching television or reading, the person who is ready for bed can still get a good night’s sleep.
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What bedtime routine do you have to help you relax ?
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