Life Improvement - Sleep
When you’re short of sleep, the world can feel less bright. See how ditching digital distractions, softening your lighting and indulging in super soft bedding can make it easier to drift off to sleep.
It goes without saying that your bed is essential to a good night’s sleep. It’s worth doing your research and really spend time deciding how firm you’d like your mattress - you’ll be spending a lot of time on it in the future! Fresh sheets, soft pillows and throws will also help you create the perfect sleeping environment and body temperature.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary – so be sure to create a calm relaxing space. Clearing the clutter will help your mind unwind and relax before you close your eyes. Storage can help, so invest in built-in or free standing cupboards with shelves and rails for clothes hangers. A raised bed (with legs) will even reveal space underneath for a storage box on wheels.
Exposure to natural light is key to getting a good night’s sleep. In urban situations, particularly in winter months, many of us don’t get enough exposure to natural daylight, which leads to imbalances of our circadian rhythms, affecting our sleep-wake cycles. If this affects you, then an intense burst of natural day light first thing in the morning can help. Ultimately, we need to recognise how important it is to have access to natural light throughout the day in order to improve our sleep. Having said that, in midsummer extremes of dawn and dusk light can hinder sleep, so blackout blinds and good thick curtains are essentials.
Vacuuming your room regularly will remove dust from floors and airborne toxins. Hard surfaces such as floorboards are easier to clean as opposed to carpets which can trap dust. But a happy medium would be a solid floor surface, such as timber boards, with a rug which will be easier to clean more thoroughly. It’s also worth remembering that house plants such as ferns, ivies and palms are excellent at removing toxins and CO2 from the air – whilst helping to balance up moisture indifferences throughout the day.
Sleeping well and regularly is essential to Life Improvement, it’s fundamental to our health, well-being and happiness in all areas of our lives. It’s easy to overlook the problems, but with a few simple rules and changes to your home a good night’s rest is just a few yawns away.
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Discover the difference a good night's sleep every night can make with our range of life improvement tips at Homebase. Its not just as simple as ensuring you have a comfy bed - ensuring you have the correct blinds & curtains and cleaning your room will all help you to sleep soundly.
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