Your bedroom is your sanctuary. A place to unwind after a long day, where you later drift off to peaceful slumber only to awaken rejuvenated and refreshed. Or so it should be.
If your bedroom isn’t exactly exuding luxury and tranquility, here are 9 simple things you can do to turn that around.
Choose comfortable bedding. Avoid bedding with sparkly or scratchy details, unless it’s for decorative purposes only. Choose bedding that’s soft and touchable, like luxurious cotton sheets and a cozy knit throw.
Pick your sheets carefully. Higher thread count doesn’t necessarily equal better quality. Choose natural fibers that allow your skin to breathe and feel soft to the touch.
Choose a nightstand with storage. Purchase a nightstand with drawers so you can quickly store and retrieve your journal, glasses, or lip balm.
Minimize nightstand items. Get rid of the visual clutter that occupies the top of your nightstand. Add a simple bud vase of flowers, a book you’re currently reading, and perhaps a special framed photo.
Banish the television. The blue light emitted by your TV and other screened devises can make it harder to fall and stay asleep. Keep the TV out of your bedroom, or at least commit to turning it off at least an hour before attempting sleep.
Start a calming bedtime ritual. Take a relaxing bath, enjoy a cup of herbal tea, and read a book or listen to a soothing playlist. Avoid scrolling on your phone or tablet.
Add a carpet or area rug. Stepping onto a hard, cold floor first thing in the morning can be a little unpleasant. Add a plush wall-to-wall carpet or area rug to make those first steps more appealing and help muffle sounds during the night.
Stop the clothes drop. Instead of letting clothes pile up on a chair or the floor, make a habit of putting dirty clothes into the hamper. Those you plan to wear again before laundering can be folded and neatly stored.
Breathe easy. Whether or not you have respiratory issues, you’ll sleep much better in an atmosphere of cleaner indoor air. Choose textiles and furnishings made of natural materials and avoid those containing VOCs. Also, dust and vacuum at least once a week, add a houseplant or two to clean the air naturally, and open a window every morning for at least 20 minutes to air out the room.
If you do have respiratory issues, they’re not confined to your bedroom. That’s where a whole-house air filtration system can provide year-long relief by removing the causes of what ails you, including dust, dirt, pet dander, pesticides brought indoors on the soles of shoes, and many others. For more information about air filtration and other air quality solutions, contact Air Professionals today.