When it’s time to go to bed, comfort is key. If you want to wind down and relax before you go to bed, having a sleep environment that makes you feel happy, calm and comfortable can help you to fall asleep quicker and allow for a good night’s rest. We all have our own styles and tastes, but here’s a few things you can do to create a restful space for yourself, perfect for sleeping.
A comfortable mattress
The importance of your mattress quality cannot be stressed enough when it comes to the ultimate comfort and restful sleep. Invest in a mattress that is firm enough and that will support your neck, spine and hips. Your mattress needs to allow proper blood circulation while you rest and should not put any pressure or strain on any area of your body.
A good pillow
A good pillow will help to support and maintain a good posture while you sleep. If you are a side sleeper, you will need a thicker pillow to support you. Back sleepers need flatter pillows and stomach sleepers need softer pillows for proper comfort.
Ventilation and temperature
To make your sleep environment comfortable, you need to check that there is proper ventilation in the room and that the temperature of your room is not too hot or too cold. Ventilation with fresh air will stop you from breathing in the same musty air while temperature control will stop you from breaking out in a sweat or getting the chills, both things that can disrupt your sleep.
To give yourself the chance to properly rest and fall asleep in comfort, you should try to remove distractions from your room. This can include computers and televisions, and even pets that struggle to settle down. If you are working from home, try not to use your bedroom as one of your workstations. You will start to associate your bedroom with work and stress, instead of thinking of it as your personal relaxing sanctuary.
Make the room dark
The darker your room when you turn off the lights, the better. You will be able to fall asleep quicker and with less ambient light to distract you or wake you up in the middle of the night.
Burn some essential oils
Invest in a diffuser or essential oil burner to spread luxurious fragrance throughout your room that will help you relax and fall asleep. Oils like lavender, chamomile and sandalwood are perfect for this.
Get a plant or two
Bring the calm of nature into your room by adding some lovely green plants to your space. Plants bring a sense of joy and serenity to any area, and their cool green colors are soothing to the eye and the soul.
Creating a comfortable sleep environment is not difficult. You only need to make a few adjustments to your room to help you rest and achieve a night of luxurious sleep.