7 Updates to the Master Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep

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You spend 1/3 of your life in your bedroom recharging your battery so you’re able to effectively and healthily achieve your goals in life. Believe it or not, how you perceive your bedroom can indicate whether you get a good night’s rest. For example, if your bedroom is jam-packed with electronics and distractions, it’s hard to consider your room a peaceful and restful environment. Take a look at these 7 updates to the master bedroom that will prepare you for a better night’s sleep.

Keep It Dark

If you have windows in your master bedroom, it’s important that you have some sort of window covering. Blinds, curtains, or shades will help block rays of light from leaking into your room. Any exposure to light sends signals to your brain that it’s time to wake up. Some people even choose to install black out curtains to help them rest as long as they can. Additionally, painting your walls a dark color can add to the darkness of the master bedroom.

Keep Your Bedroom Cool

You’ve likely experienced that it’s easier to fall asleep in the cool winter than it is in the warm summer. If it’s too warm in the room, your body will start to overheat and you’ll likely wake up out of discomfort. If your room is on the top level of your home, consider using a fan at night to keep a breeze flowing through your room. The fan will keep it cool as well as act as a white noise machine.

Get the Mattress/Pillows You Like

Since you sleep on your mattress and with your pillows every single night, it’s important to get the kind that you like. Test out different firm levels as well as if you prefer a box spring or just slats. If you and your partner prefer different plush levels, consider investing in a mattress that has one side with your preference and one side with your partner’s. Overstock is a good place to look for a wide variety of split comfort mattresses. A nice mattress and pillow set is an investment – but worth it.

Ditch the Electronics

Keeping your bedroom an electronic free zone will help your body relax while you are falling asleep. If you have a TV, a radio, a game console, a computer, etc. in your master bedroom, you may be tempted to work on projects when you should really be trying to fall asleep. Every time you look at a screen, it takes your mind and body that much longer to wind down and fall asleep.

Be Aware of the Scents

The goal is to keep your bedroom smelling fresh and clean. This helps relax your body and designates a fresh smell to your brain and your body as you fall asleep. If you’re into essential oils or candles set up a station in your room so that you know you can keep your room smelling fresh and clean. The last thing you want when you’re trying to fall asleep is the scent of dirty laundry or leftovers sitting in the corner.

Have a Bedside Lamp

Lamps by your bed offer soft light that can help you relax as you read a book before bed. If you have to get up to walk to the other side of the room to turn off the light, your body is alert and woken up again. If the light bulb in your lamp is too bright, consider changing out for a softer white light to help add a soothing shade.

Make Your Bed Each Day

By taking the time to make your bed each day, you’re setting up a nice bed for yourself the next night. Crawling into a made bed feels so much better than crawling into a pile of sheets and blankets. Make it a habit to make your bed right when you get up so it’s done right away. You’ll be happy that you did later that night!

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