We all know the drill: the average adult should get on average eight hours of solid sleep a night to function effectively and comfortably throughout the day. Sleep deprivation can result in a whole host of health issues, as well as being detrimental to your concentration and performance at work or play during your waking hours. So, how can you ensure that you slip easily into the land of nod to restore your energy levels and give our bodies sufficient time for thorough rest and recuperation? Read on to find out!
Whether you’re moving into a new property, or have had the same sleeping space for years, now is the time to reconsider your bedroom furniture. Recent studies have revealed the benefits of certain types of popular bedroom furniture, and it’s time that you take heed of professionals’ advice. First, let’s focus on your bed itself. Your base should be strong and sturdy, and your mattress should be replaced every eight years. Like most things, your mattress will deteriorate and become increasingly worn over time. Replacing it (relatively) regularly will ensure that you always have the support and comfort that you need to rest snug and wake without aches and pains. Next, your bedding. Your duvet and pillows should be changed once a year: you should have a thick, heavy winter set and a lightweight, breathable summer set. Your sheets should be washed regularly. Materials such as Egyptian cotton or French linen are preferable, as they are soft at the same time as allowing your skin to breathe. Check out popular guides to feng shui to learn more about the ideal placement of certain objects in your sleeping space.
Bedroom Cleanliness and Organization
Now, let’s focus on the hygiene aspects of the space you sleep in. If it is cluttered and chaotic, you can’t be all too surprised if you find yourself struggling to slip into a deep sleep. You should ensure that your room is clean, tidy and junk-free at all times. If you are prone to throwing the contents of your wardrobe about before settling on an outfit and heading out, practice a little self-discipline. Ensure that you put everything back in its designated place before leaving the house. Make sure that you dust, vacuum, mop and clean the windows and any mirrors at least once a week. No matter how busy you may become in between cleans, make sure to stick to your personal rota. Otherwise the tasks will mount up to a whole day’s worth of cleaning before you know it. This will reduce the amount of dust and other allergens in the air, meaning fewer coughs and sneezes and easier breathing throughout the night. Don’t forget to thoroughly clean more neglected, but essential, things in your room, such as the mattress.
Ensuring that your bedroom has high-quality furniture and is both clean and tidy will help massively when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. So start making changes as soon as possible. You will feel all the better for it!