How To Optimise A Bedroom For Sleeping

Snug bedroom with fairy lights

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, it’s the place you spend 8 hours a night sleeping, so it’s important that your bedroom is designed in a way that will help you sleep.

After all, you wouldn’t want to try sleep in a room where light leaks in and there’s a lot of noise. Most bedrooms off the bat are somewhat optimised for good sleeping conditions, but much like everything, you can always improve.

There are various things you can do to make your bedroom a better environment for you to sleep in, big changes and small changes, some of which can be expensive. So for this article we’ll focus more on the small, easy and cheap changes you can make in your bedroom.

Block Out Light Leakage

Light leaking into the bedroom from outside is one of the biggest factors that contribute to people finding it hard to sleep. We like to sleep in the dark for a reason and any intruding light can disrupt our sleep cycle and the production of melatonin which is a chemical which helps us fall asleep.

Modern Childs Bedroom With Blackout Blinds

So, knowing how important it is to make sure no light comes into your room, any light leakage can be stopped with set of blackout blinds from DotcomBlinds, these blinds are extra thick to stop light coming through and are made to measure so that no light will come in from the sides of the blind.

Block Out Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is another major factor in sleep disruption, usually from noisy neighbours or passing cars and it can keep us up at night and when it’s quiet in your room, all the noise outside seems to be impossible to ignore or deal with.

So, there are a few things you can do to block out noise pollution (If you have a set of thick blackout blinds, that’ll help shut off the outside noise), starting off simple ear plugs and ear muffs can effectively block out noise but they aren’t a good long term solution. For a bigger change a white noise machine can silence the noise from outside and help you sleep.

Keep Electronics Away from Your Bed

When you use your phone, tablet or laptop in bed, the blue light that the screen emits tricks your brain into being awake and alert, as well as stopping the production of melatonin which as mentioned earlier, is essential for sleeping, so playing on your devices in bed can end up keeping you awake for possibly hours after you decide that it’s bed time.

Women looking at mobile phone in bed

Also, having your electronics in reach adds temptation to check on your phone etc, if you’re struggling to sleep the last thing your body needs is for you to use your electronics as this will keep a viscous cycle going of struggling to sleep then checking your phone, so when it’s bed time, put your phone out of reach.

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