A Bedroom Designed for Sleep
Getting the perfect night’s sleep has become somewhat elusive for many Brits. It can be a struggle to stop the tossing and turning. Have you ever wondered if your bedroom could be to blame? Lighting, sound, smell, and more could be the reason you just can’t pass out for the night. Keep reading to learn what you can do to optimize your sleep space!
The lighting in your bedroom plays a significant role in your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Bright lighting is a great trigger for your brain to wake up in the morning. However, it’s not so helpful when you’re trying to sleep. Dimming the lights in your bedroom about an hour before bed will help to signal to your brain that it’s time for bed. Consider investing in dimming lights. This will give you more control over your sleep. 
In addition to lighting, the design of your room is extremely important. Your goal should be to make the space comfortable and relaxing. Choose colours that you not only enjoy, but that allow you to feel at peace. In addition, decorations should be functional, as well as beautiful. The more you utilize your space, the easier it will be to keep it clean and organized. Invest in plush, soft bedding that will maximize your comfort, too. Try throw blankets for your bed. We recommend starting out with our Everyday Fleece Blanket to not only cater to your specific relaxation aesthetic (we carry 9 colourful options), but to keep you cuddly and warm.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; cool temperatures in your bedroom are essential to sleep. Let’s walk through why this is. Your body, when sleeping, naturally cools down as internal systems slow. Studies have shown that decreasing the overall temperature of the room before bed increases the speed at which your body cools. Want to fall asleep faster? Turn down the thermostat. [2, 3]
Pick sheets and pillows carefully
When it comes to sleeping, your bedding has as much to do with your quality of sleep as your mattress, lighting, room temperature, or anything else. Did you know that many common sleep problems like overheating, sensitive noses, and neck and back pain could be due to your sheets and pillows? We were sad to hear that too. That’s why we decided to create the fan-favourite Luxury Bamboo Sheets and Luxury Bamboo Pillows.
Bamboo viscose is an incredible material for bedding. It has natural hypoallergenic qualities that resist common household non-living allergens, leaving you with less washing and more sleep. Its tight weave makes it cooler than cotton, whisking away heat and moisture from the body for a peaceful sleep. This material was so popular among our customers that we turned it into a pillow.
The Luxury Bamboo Pillow has all the beloved qualities of our bamboo viscose bed sheets but with the added benefit of premium polyester fill designed for spinal alignment, cradling the head and neck just right, thus creating a better breathing path for all kinds of sleepers. You’ll only need one pillow! On top of that, our Luxury Pillow is more comfortable than solid memory foam, and far more supportive than your traditional “premium” synthetic fill. Did we mention it’s also machine washable?
A huge culprit of stolen sleep is excess noise. Sounds like the television, your pets, or just the world around you can be a huge disruption to your sleep. It’s best to limit as much noise as is within your control. Turn off the television and put your phone on sleep mode. Sometimes moving your bed away from a door or a window can lessen the noise as well. If you sleep better in a perfectly silent environment, opt for some earplugs to create that space. Maybe you’re someone who likes noise. If you just need a little something to fall asleep, investing in a white noise machine may be the option for you. 
We cannot stress enough how important all your senses are when it comes to sleeping. Scents like lavender, vanilla, jasmine, and lemon help promote relaxation. Scents for sleep have been around for thousands of years, being documented as far back as Ancient Egypt. Studies have shown that smell has profound effects on mood, so why not use your nose to your advantage? Put a few drops of your favourite essential oil on your wrists, chest, or behind your ears and let relaxation overtake you. [5,6]
Do you have any tips to make your bedroom the best it can be for sleep? Let us know in the comments! And hey, we’re giving you a 10% off coupon you can use on any of our products! We highly suggest our Luxury Bamboo Viscose line.
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