The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep to reboot your system for the next day. Mind you, sleep at nigh, can not be compensated adequately, by dy time sleep. Multiple studies have proven that deep, peaceful sleep is the key to better physiological and psychological well being. The ambiance and vibe of our bedroom play an essential role in improving our quality of sleep.
These are some expert tips to improve the look and feel of your bedroom for better sleep.
- Cut the clutter!
There is a strong correlation between clutter and stress. A 2009 study found that clutter acted as a catalyst in shooting up cortisol (stress hormone) levels in new mothers. It is well known that stress, anxiousness, and depression disrupt sleep. Keep your bedroom neat and clean and clutter-free. It is often easier said than done, but you can, with practice. Taking a minimal approach when it comes to furnishings in your bedroom can help. Spend 5-10 minutes in the day to organize your bedroom. Do up your bed every morning. Even if the day goes bad, you will have a nice bed to welcome you. Doesn’t sound that stressful, does it?
- Location matters
While designing your home, make sure not to place your bedroom close to the garage, entertainment area, or television room. The southwest corner of your home is the most ideal location to build your master bedroom. Northwest is also great for guest bedrooms or children’s bedrooms according to Vastu Shastra. If you live in an apartment, consider soundproofing your bedroom to improve sleep. Using removable Carpets can also help reduce sounds that adversely impact your sleep. However, its cleanliness is very important to avoid mites. SE is the Agni (Fire) Kon (corner), suitable for Kitchen. Avoid bedroom here.
- The Bed Makes The Difference
Feng shui warns against the use of metal beds. It is believed to exude cold, negative energy which is not conducive for healthy, peaceful sleep. Avoid beds with storage as it harbors bad feng shui. However, if you are short of space, ensure that the storage is immaculately organized.
Wooden beds are considered to be the best option. Avoid beds that are divided from the center. It can create problems in your love life. Vastu Shastra suggests placing the bed against the east or southern wall of the bedroom. Head towards West or South, are the best options. The door should not be in line with the bed. Mirrors should not reflect the image of your bed.
- Headboard Hunk
Headboard extends support and stability for your head and back. It also protects you from wall abrasions. Get an upholstered headboard that is strong and gentle at the same time. Make sure the headboard is solid with no divisions in the center.
- Size Matters
Avoid designing a bedroom that is too big in comparison to or your house. It often gives a vulnerable feel to the occupier and as you snooze, large spaces can make you feel less in control of your surroundings. Resultantly, people sleep in a high-alert mode which prevents them from getting deep sleep.
- Create a Soothing Color Palette
Soothing colors that are abundantly found in nature are considered the best colors for your bedroom. Use soothing shades of calming blue, gray, and green. Our favorite color for bedrooms is light shades of blue, as studies show it calms your heart rate and brings down your blood pressure to prepare you for sleep.
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