Five Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep
Explores how to best optimize your bedroom for the best sleep hygiene. Using aromatherapy, white noise, natural colors, decluttering, and temperature control.
We’re at the start of March now and that means one thing: spring cleaning. It’s time to declutter our spaces, whether that means the garage, the game closet, and yes — even the bedroom. That’s right, if you’re feeling like you need a better night’s sleep, but haven’t been able to find it lately, then you’re probably due for a little spruce up. Here’s some good news: it’s easier than you think to create a great sleeping environment. Here are five quick tips to get you spring snoozing in style.
Aromatherapy for a Better Night’s Sleep
Adding a diffuser to your bedroom can be a quick way to get a better night’s sleep. The soothing aromas of jasmine and lemongrass are proven bedtime aids that can help you drift off to an easy sleep when you’d otherwise be tossing and turning about. Smell is one of our most powerful senses, so using it to your advantage to relax and fall asleep is a must. It’s not just for this season, essential oils are a great way to ease into your sleep routine, whether you’re spring snoozing or taking a decidedly long winter’s nap.
Declutter Your Life for the Best Sleep
It’s natural to accumulate some clutter, but a lot of it in your bedroom can lead to an unquiet mind. That mindset is the enemy of a good night’s sleep, so take the time every night to make sure that you have a restful, good environment to drift off in. Don’t leave clothes or other personal items on your bedspread, it’s important to leave that space for sleeping. When you have a clean room, it will lead to a quiet mind, which always leads to better sleep hygiene.
Neutral Colors for a Night of Good Sleep
A lot of bright and loud colors can be a fun way to add some pizzazz to a room, but it can cost you precious hours of sleep if you’re not used to it. If you have a bright bedroom and a hard time falling asleep, try repainting with some muted tones. These earthy colors will quiet your visual senses and give you a natural way to wind down at night so that you can get in the best place for restful sleep. If you’ve tried everything else, but still don’t see results, try a different color in your bedroom, it could mean a better night’s sleep.
Sound Machines Make Good Sleep Habits
White noise machines are the latest craze in the sleep world. They work by providing a way for your brain to tune out unwanted creaks and groans from your house, ambient noises from the outside, and even light traffic by creating a white noise background for you to relax against. White noise is scientifically proven to help get to sleep by disengaging your brain’s natural alert system, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to do it. For a cheaper alternative, try using a fan or humidifier for a better night’s sleep.
Temperature Control for Natural Better Night’s Sleep
Temperature is the body’s natural way to regulate sleep. As we enter deep REM cycle, our temperature cools by a few degrees. This might not seem like a lot, but if you don’t have proper blankets, it can be enough to wake you from a deep slumber. Be attuned to your body’s processes throughout the night. If you wake up sweaty, try adding a small bedside fan, if you wake up cold, get some better blankets (check our guide here for the best bedding to pair with a NECTAR). It might sound simple, but it’s often the simple changes that lead to the best results: namely, a better night’s sleep.
Get Your Bedroom Rocking then Send Us Your Bed Selfie Videos
And after you’ve done all these and are your best rested self, don’t forget to send us your favorite #myNectarMattress video for our February contest. We’d love to see how your nightly routine incorporates your NECTAR mattress in a fun and creative video. It’s inspirational to see the creativity our sleepers have when it comes to your bedspace. We can’t wait to see the ways you’ve made your room a sleep haven!
Through the second half of February, we’re encouraging you to send us a video of you with your NECTAR mattress for an opportunity at a bunch of great prizes including computers, smartwatches, and tablets. Check here for more details and for a list of the rules. Just make a short video of you and your mattress, upload it to social media with the hashtag #myNectarMattress, write a quick review on how NECTAR has changed your life, and check off the box that you’ve read our rules on the website and enter to win.