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April 30, 2021

Improving Your Sleep Space

Feeling happy and comfortable in your bedroom is key to getting great sleep. We encourage you to spend some time considering your bedroom and reflecting on what would make it feel comfortable and calming  to you. Most people spend some amount of time thinking about their mattress, pillows, and pajamas, but not enough on the rest of their bedrooms. Some other key aspects to consider are the colors, layout, and space-feel.


Colors

Consider the colors in your bedroom--maybe the dark green accent wall across from your bed isn’t giving you what you need in the evenings. Light tones and warm tones tend to make us feel more at ease and comfortable, so you should consider those for your bedroom. Think about whites, light blues, light grays, or maybe a warm orange or yellow. Ponder what will make you feel the coziest. Painting isn’t always an option so consider the art or other fixtures you have on your walls. Maybe a new painting or wall tapestry will work instead. Whatever you do should calm and comfort you in both color and style.


Layout

Does your bedroom feel cramped and cluttered? If it does, put aside some time to clean up. Your bedroom should feel as open and airy as possible. Try and put clothes and other things that are laying out in storage spots at the top of your closet, under your bed, or even in another room. You should be able to easily move around the room, and especially from your door to your bed, so move any unnecessary furniture into a different space. There should be no clothing or furniture on the floor that you could trip over on the way from your bed to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Cleaning up your space will allow it to feel more airy, open and comfortable.


When you visualize your space, try to think beyond just your mattress, pillows, and curtains. Consider your bedroom as a whole, because every part of it impacts your sleep, whether you realize it or not. And it doesn’t need to be challenging or expensive to optimize your sleep space.