Your bedroom should be your personal sanctuary of rest and recovery. The ideal bedroom is one that is cool, dark, quiet, clutter free, and comfy.
KEEP YOUR BEDROOM COOL
The ideal temperature for sleeping is between 18 – 22 degrees Celsius. If you don’t have an air conditioner, consider opening windows, turning on a fan or opting for linen and pyjamas made from natural fibres to help regulate body temperature.
KEEP YOUR BEDROOM DARK
Our bodies require darkness to release melatonin, the natural sleep hormone. Where possible, remove any harsh white light emitted from lights and screens and use block out blinds to help minimise any light entering your bedroom from outside.
KEEP YOUR BEDROOM QUIET
It isn’t noise alone that interrupts our sleep; it is the inconsistency between silence and noise. Wearing earplugs or introducing soft noises like a fan, meditation music or soothing sounds can help minimise the chance of a barking dog or car horn waking you.
KEEP YOUR BEDROOM CLUTTER FREE
When your room is clean and clutter free, you are more likely to be in the right frame of mind for sleep. Removing items like a computer or an exercise machine can help make a bedroom more conducive to sleep.
INVEST IN GOOD SLEEP
When the right mattress is paired with a good pillow, together they support your head and neck, and keep your shoulders, hips, and spine in alignment for a great night’s sleep. Invest in the biggest mattress you can fit, at the highest quality you can afford, and you’ll be repaid in deeper, more rejuvenating sleep.