There are few things better than sliding into a comfortable bed after a long and tiring day. Having a bedroom designed in a way to help you relax and have a good night’s sleep can make a big difference to your everyday life.
Colour Scheme and Patterns
There is a lot more psychology behind colours than one might think, and different colours affect people differently. However, studies have shown that colours are associated with different emotions and feelings. If you’re looking to have more relaxing or sophisticated colours in your room, you may wish to opt for gentle hues including different shades of beige, cream or grey, and even soft shades of blue, green and purple. Feel free to experiment with some light patterns too to add some texture to the room. These colours and patterns can be incorporated on the walls and wallpaper as well as rugs, curtains and bedding.
Light and Dark
Both the amount of light and the lack thereof are extremely important in a bedroom. Natural light during the day is very healthy as it helps to boost our immune system and improve our cognition, among other benefits. At the same time, blocking out light completely before bedtime is also essential for a good night’s sleep as the darkness helps our bodies to produce melatonin which is important for mental and physical health.
To avoid over-stimulation of the brain, which would reduce the quantity and quality of our sleep, scientists and doctors also advise people to avoid using technology for about 90 minutes before sleeping, and covering up any lights produced by our electronic gadgets to avoid disturbing our sleep.
A comfortable mattress is not just an expense; it’s an investment. Make sure that you’re sleeping on a mattress that supports and comforts your body, allowing plenty of room for you to stretch and relax. Be sure to also find a good pillow that will allow correct positioning of your head and avoid any strain on the neck. A padded headboard might be a good addition that will allow you to linger in bed for a while, provided you maintain correct posture while doing so.
Most of us have heard the phrase “a cluttered room is a cluttered mind” and this is very true. A neat room is easier on the eye and is therefore more relaxing to the mind, while having too many things surrounding you can have a negative impact on your ability to focus and process information, making you feel stressed and repressing your creativity.
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