There is nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep. It can leave you feeling tired and lacking energy for days. Whilst some people live their lives with only a couple of hours sleep supporting them, I am one of those people that needs a good seven hours minimum to stand any hope of being productive the next day. Bedtime rituals work for some people, be it breathing deeply, having a relaxing bath or reading for a few minutes. A little known fact is that our bedroom can be modified into a haven for sleeping. Spending a little money to adapt some of your bedroom’s features will create a room designed for your relaxation.
LINED CURTAINS: Replacing your drapes with lined curtains has several benefits. They have insulating properties that regulate room temperature during hot and cold periods and can heavily reduce the amount of noise entering your room from outside. Blackout linings can be attached to your existing curtains with the same properties as above and the added benefit that they prevent any light from entering the room. Hanging lined curtains will remove factors that can keep us awake or wake us up early, like birdsong or early morning sunlight, helping us stay in the land of nod for as long as possible.
SOUND STIMULATORS: Your partner’s snoring or the constant rumbles of outside noises are not sounds that tend to relax us. There are certain sounds and noises proven to have relaxing qualities which you can purchase in CD form or pre loaded on a sound stimulator. Sound stimulators can make your sleeping pattern regular, and you might have the best sleep you have ever had.
YOUR BED: Your bed is a main factor in how good you sleep on a regular basis. Instead of spending hundreds of pounds on a whole new bed, you can purchase a mattress topper and a new duvet. Mattress toppers come in a variety of firmness so you can choose the right one for you and a good duvet will prevent any over heating or cooing down you might experience in the night. With the right bed, sleeping should become much more regulated and peaceful.
You could stop bad sleeping patterns by trying out some of these tips.