How long has it been since you’ve received a luxurious eight hours of uninterrupted sleep in a single night? For far too many people, that is a question they simply cannot answer. Many of us lead busy lives, and experience too many sleep interruptions to get high-quality sleep most commonly associated with “luxury”.
There are, however, some things you can do that will create a luxurious sleep experience in your own home and bed that will rival the kind of sleep associated with luxury escapes and spa vacations. Below you will learn five ways you can make sleeping a luxurious experience night after night.
Investing in a comfortable mattress is the single most important thing you can do to upgrade your sleep experience to one of pure, luxurious bliss. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to cost as much as you’ve been led to believe. There are luxury mattress options that provide all the amazing, restful comfort you expect from a luxury mattress, without the out-of-reach mattress price tag.
Of course, there are some things important to look for when choosing a mattress to create a more luxurious sleep experience, including:
Mattresses that meet all the criteria above, and still do not break the bank, are luxurious upgrades you can’t afford to skip.
Linens have a bigger impact on your sleep experience than you might realize. There’s nothing better than sliding in between fresh, crisp, cool sheets and pillows made of quality ingredients night after night. Aim for quality over quantity, and change your linens weekly to keep them fresh.
Try it for a single week, and see what a difference it makes in the quality of your sleep, and how luxurious and restful the sleep experience feels to you. From sheets to pillows, mattress toppers, and covers, look for quality materials that are breathable, organic, and natural for the best possible results.
If you’ve ever noticed, luxury hotels and resorts make sure guests have the options to keep their rooms cool and comfortable at night. They know this delivers a better night’s sleep, so their guests wake rested, relaxed, and refreshed. They’ve learned, by years of experience, that happy guests are easier to please, and that luxurious sleep makes people happy.
It isn’t necessary to freeze yourself out of the room or anything like that. Consider dropping the thermostat two degrees at a time until you find your sweet spot. The National Sleep Foundation says that “sweet spot” for most people is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s a simple matter with modern technology to program your thermostat to flood the room with appropriate warmth a few minutes before you want to get out of bed in the morning, allowing you the promise of restful sleep without waking up to the shocking cold.
There is plenty of evidence supporting the idea that smells can fill our minds with pleasant memories. Aromatherapy while sleeping provides people with happy memories and thoughts on subconscious levels while they sleep. Essential oils allow you to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy without the negative side effects of chemical products to produce fragrance. Some of the best essential oils to promote luxurious sleep include:
If you’re not quite ready to bring diffusers into your room while you sleep, consider pouring some into your bath water, and soaking for about 30 minutes before turning in for the night. These oils can help you relax, remove stress, and elicit fond memories before your dreams begin.
While you do sleep with your eyes closed, too many things in the bedroom can keep the mind busy as you attempt to get a good night’s sleep. This makes it more difficult not only to fall asleep, but also to remain asleep. Instead, declutter your bedroom, and go for soothing colors, bare walls, and minimal furniture in the bedroom to see what a difference it can make for your sense of luxury, and the quality of your sleep.
Another idea to consider is to eliminate harsh light in the bedroom while you’re minimalizing things in the room. Switch from bright overhead lights to soft lamps and dimmers instead. This helps your mind shift from all work or play to a more relaxed and restful state that is better prepared for sleep. And, refrain from using electronics that emit blue light that could disrupt your sleep quality.
You don’t have to change the world to create the luxury sleep experience you desire. These subtle changes can have a massive impact on both the quantity and quality of the sleep you get.