Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you need to do with your day, but we all know it’s not always that easy.
According to one study, half of us aren’t getting the sleep we deserve and most of us ‘would try anything’ to improve our sleep quality.
So we thought we’d share 5 simple bedroom ideas we’ve picked up over the years that you can try, to help create a relaxing sleep environment that’ll actually help you drift off.
1. Lights Down Low
57% of us say too much light is stopping us from sleeping.
Try not to turn on any big lights in your room at night. It’ll trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime, and it will be much harder to get back into a sleepy frame of mind.
Instead, go for a bedside lamp (or two) for a smaller, lower light. Here’s our pick:
2. Colour Me Sleepy
Bright colours might be great for rooms like the dining room or kitchen where the feel is fun and lively, but vibrant walls and furnishings in your bedroom can actually keep you awake without you even knowing.
That’s because these colours stimulate the part of our brain that controls our 24 hour rhythm, affecting both our sleep and how we feel during the day.
Here’s a few of our favourites:
3. Keep Your Cool
Is there anything worse than feeling clammy and uncomfortable under your sheets when you’re trying to drift off?
Lots of bedding sets use polyester, which traps in heat and moisture, making it hot under the covers for all the wrong reasons.
Instead go for duvet covers that use natural fibres like cotton, which are breathable and airy.
Our cotton-backed Kylie range is perfect:
4. Tidy Room, Tidy Mind
Tidying up is one of this year’s biggest trends thanks to queen of clean Marie Kondo, and it’s easy to understand why.
Your bedroom is your one retreat away from the stresses of the outside world, so keep anything that doesn’t bring you out-of-sight and out-of-mind.
Think about getting rid of anything you don’t actually need, and bringing in smarter storage that hides away distractions. Store essentials in a bedside table and take clothes from a cluttered chair to a chest or wardrobe.
Here’s some of our favourite bedroom storage solutions:
5. Diffuse the Situation
When it comes to help sleeping, most people don’t straight away think of smell as a factor. But it turns out that aromatherapy is an easy, affordable and super effective way to improve your sleep quality.
Just adding a diffuser to your room helps your mind and body relax, so you can drift off easier and for longer.
The Soto by MadeByZen is our top pick at the moment. Complete with soothing colour-changing light and one free scent of your choice. Shop it below.