Have you ever noticed that you sleep better in your own home than you do in someone else’s home or in a hotel? Being in a comfortable environment can improve your quality of sleep, making you a healthier and happier person.
If you find yourself tossing and turning all night, changing up your bedroom might help you sleep more soundly. Learn what aspects of your space may be affecting your sleep and how to improve them.
Make Sure Your Mattress is Comfortable
One of the biggest aspects of your room that affects your sleep is your mattress. If it’s too hard or too soft, it can be hard to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Everyone has different opinions about what the perfect mattress is, so knowing which type you prefer is essential.
You can make your bed more comfortable by simply buying a mattress topper or purchasing a brand new mattress. The following are popular types:
- Memory Foam — a popular option that molds to your body as you sleep.
- Innerspring — this type contains springs with a cushioned layer of material on top and ranges in firmness
- Air bed — not to be confused with inflatable air mattresses, these are filled with air and upholstery instead of traditional spring. They also vary in firmness and are great for couples.
Choose Dark Curtains
Another important feature your bedroom should have is ample darkness. Oftentimes your body naturally wakes up when the sun rises, disturbing your sleep cycle. We recommend choosing dark-colored curtains for your windows to block out the sun and allow you to sleep longer.
While choosing navy blue or black curtains will block out a large amount of light, you can also purchase blackout curtains. These are thick and made of dense materials, making it hard for the sun to shine through them. These curtains also help keep your room at a more comfortable temperature.
Cool Tone Colors Are Relaxing
Have you ever walked into a room with bright colors and felt more awake or excited? That’s because your brain associates different colors with different emotions. Therefore seeing a room with warm colors such as yellow, orange, or red may make you feel more alert.
If you want to design your bedroom to promote better sleep, Dr. Lauck suggests using cool-toned colors to decorate. They’re often known to calm your brain and make you feel more relaxed. This color group includes different shades of green, blue, and purple. Neutral colors may be a good option as well.
Contact Dr. Lauck for More Sleep Advice
Are you having trouble sleeping? Re-designing your room may promote better sleep quality. If you have additional questions or suspect you have a sleep disorder, contact our office at 817-431-6764 to get in touch. You can also send us an email at the address listed below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.