Everyone deserves a place where life’s hustle slows and stops.
When creating a relaxing bedroom, you must make simple changes that encourage relaxation, while avoiding wakefulness triggers at the same time.
You deserve the kind of bedroom that helps you to unwind from your busy days and relax your stress away. Your bedroom should be a place to rest, to reconnect with yourself and perhaps with your partner. With that in mind, let’s begin.
Simple Changes That You Can Make
Winding down mentally and physically takes time. When creating a relaxing bedroom, we want a comfortable, quiet and dark place. However, it can be surprisingly difficult to darken a bedroom.
Hang darkening curtains or blinds.This will filter light from shining into your bedroom, especially if you live in a city with streetlights.
Keep electronics out of your bedroom. The common practice of taking a tablet or smartphone to bed bathes us in artificial light that promotes wakefulness. And, having a television in your bedroom emits light as well.
If you have a difficult time winding down each night, consider keeping all tablets and smartphones out of your bedroom. Also, set a specific time to turn off the TV or move it out of your bedroom as well. This might require some negotiation if you share your bedroom with a partner.
If you need a nightlight, consider LED candlelight and if the silence bothers you, consider a dedicated white noise machine.
Removing tablets and smartphones from your bedroom will also remove the temptation to check your email or social media platforms. One simple solution is to set up an area with chargers beyond arm’s reach of the bed so you can place the phone face down, silence its ringers and let its battery refill for the next day.
Relaxation Promotes Quality Sleep
If you meditate regularly, or aspire to, consider setting aside a space in your bedroom to meditate and unwind. A simple yoga mat and cushion, or a low bench, can make a nice inviting place to unwind and meditate. It could also help create mindful, relaxing associations with your bedroom.
Another easy way to make a room warm and relaxing, is to add houseplants. Spider plants are especially inexpensive and hardy, requiring little maintenance and sunlight, and they help to purify the air in the room.
The Bedroom You Deserve
Taking time to create a restful sleeping space is a smart investment in your physical and mental well being:
- Shut out bright light from outside
- Remove all electronics
- Add plants
- White noise
- Create relaxing, restful associations with your bedroom
Lastly, adding a healthy, natural mattress, will help you to relax, knowing that you are not breathing in harmful chemicals and the air in your bedroom is clean and healthy. We hope these tips are helpful and that you are able to create the relaxing bedroom you deserve.