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. Mattress Matters
It might seem like the most obvious, but the effect your mattress is having on your sleep is criminally underestimated. Think about it; a flat saggy mattress you can feel the bed though, a rock hard slab or a lumpy spring-jabbing mess are not things that scream ‘sleep tight’.
But quality is just one point, it’s about finding the right one for you. You might have back or joint pain that needs memory-foam support, or you might be a back-sleeper that needs a firmer fit to keep your body aligned. Whatever it is, we’ll help you find it with our huge range. Live locally? Pop in for a test nap.
2. Lights Down Low
57% of us say too much light is stopping us from sleeping.
We say try not to turn on any big lights in your room at night. It’s startling, it forces your brain into daytime mode, and makes it much harder to get back to the land of nod.
Instead, go for a bedside lamp (or two) for a smaller, lower light if you need it. Here’s our pick:
3. 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 current favs:
4. 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.
A scent diffuser can act as a soft light to help you sleep, and the handpicked essential fragrances help your body and mind relax, so you can drift off easier and for longer. Here’s our current best-sellers: