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Friday, 24 January 2020

Create the perfect sleep space in 5 steps

Sleep is a topic which is consistently being studied for its effect on both physical and mental health. It is something that should be a priority for all of us, due to its importance and impact on our lives, as it controls and dictates how we cope with each situation and handle day to day life. Your sleep space at home is the most important room in the house, with a third of our lives is spent sleeping in our beds, so it’s important to make your space as inviting as possible. Here are a few of the most effective ways to achieve the ultimate sleep space in your home:

Use aromatherapy

Essential oils can often have a medicinal effect and have been used in Chinese medicine for a millennium, with each essential oil being suited for different situations; for example, lavender oil is used to calm and relax, and has also been shown to aid sleep. By using an oil burner or diffuser a few hours before you go to sleep, it will allow your bedroom to be filled with a gentle, relaxing scent, which will help you switch off ready for bed.

Make sure your bed is comfortable

The right mattress can make the world of difference not only to your sleep, but also your posture and breathing. Make sure that your mattress isn’t worn, is regularly flipped over and replaced when needed. Also, change your bedding regularly to make you feel fresh when you’re settling down for sleep. Once you’ve found the right combination pillows and duvet tog, you’re one more step closer to the perfect sleep space.

Keep your room dark

Throughout the day, enjoy the sunlight, even if you’re staying indoors, as this will help boost serotonin levels while making you calm and alert. Aluminium bi-folding doors are great for letting your home access as much light as possible, keeping you awake and refreshed. When you’re trying to sleep, there’s nothing worse than distractions, with light being a main cause for unrest. The distracting light from incoming notifications inhibits sleep and can play a major part in a disrupted sleep cycle. Make sure that your curtains block out enough light to make your room dark, along with phone notifications being turned off and your phone kept face down.


Being surrounded by clutter isn’t good for mood or wellbeing, as a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind. A tidy and minimal bedroom is much more welcoming and less overwhelming for those who struggle to sleep through the night, which in turn puts less emotional stress on you when you’re relaxing into bed.

Make your room a safe, stress-free space

The bedroom should be your safe space to relax and unwind without disruptions such as loud noise and mess. This may be harder than it sounds, but by achieving a sanctuary-like space, this will help you to sleep through the night and lessen disruptions. However, it is important to make sure that you’re looking after yourself emotionally and are putting self-care as a priority in your life, which most definitely includes getting a great quality of sleep!

K Elizabeth xoxox

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