I believe that every room in your house should be happy and beautiful - especially the bedroom. A third of our lives is spent in the bedroom - and that's only counting sleep time. The bedroom is the place where you should find peace. It's really important to have the bedroom organized and styled the way that is right for you to get a good night sleep.
I am sure you've noticed that some things in your bedroom affect the quality of your sleep. It’s hard to relax and get a good night sleep in a room filled with clutter! Here are my easy bedroom tips - what to ditch so you can get a good night sleep and be happy.
5 Things to Get Rid of from your bedroom Right Now to get a good night sleep
1. Old pillows.
Seriously, pillows should be changed at least once a year. Especially if they can’t be washed in hot water. An old pillow is a home for dust, bacteria, fungus and other allergens. The simple test to find out if you should replace your pillow - fold it in half and if it doesn't spring back into shape, it’s time to change it!
2. The television.
It’s hard to resist watching another episode on Netflix even when you know it's cutting out time from your precious sleep. It would be so much easier if the TV wasn't even in the bedroom, so take it out. As a bonus – you'll have a better relationship with your partner.
3. Aromatic Candles.
Say a big NO to any artificial odors in your bedroom. The impact of the scent can be unpredictable. What’s relaxing for one person can be an absolute stress for another. (Sorry, this applies to natural essential oils as well).
4. THAT chair.
You know what I'm talking about. That chair you don’t actually sit on, but just keep piling stuff on top of. Just looking at it raises your stress level. Find a better corner for that beautiful chair in another room (and lose the bad habit of dumping laundry on any flat surface, too).
5. Phone charger.
It’s a super clever trick to finally leave your cellphone out of your bedroom. I can’t say it enough - we are too addicted to our phones. If you're like me and you charge your phone during the night, plug it somewhere far from your bedroom. Your mind and body will thank you.
So… how was your sleep? But we are not done yet. Let’s keep it even – 5 out, 5 in.
5 Things to Add to your Bedroom ASAP to get a good night sleep
1. Black-out window treatments.
Even if you don’t have issues with privacy or falling asleep with light, you need these. Our eyes – our most precious instrument for living - get better rest in the darkness. Even closed, lids pass in the rays of light, stimulating the eye and the brain. So the darker the room, the deeper the sleep, the better the rest.
2. New quality bedding.
Yes, just go and buy the luxurious linens with a high thread count. It comfortable, it’s beautiful and so pleasurable. Isn’t that worth it to get a good night sleep?
3. Additional lighting.
When you not sleeping, you need good lighting. Omit the ceiling light – it’s only for the cleaning time. Add table lamps, floor lamps, and/or candles (please, simple candles, no fancy aromas). Create romance and interest.
4. Simple alarm clock.
There is no more excuse to take your phone to the bedroom. Leave it in the kitchen and use your stylish alarm clock to start your day on time.
5. Something happy on your nightstand.
It could be a photo of your kid, your family, the image of a place where you were happy, an inspirational quote, your child's drawing – anything that gives you good vibes. Set up your day in a positive way, right from the minute you open your eyes. Just a little trick: change it from time to time, as our brain tends to stop noticing things it's used to see every day.
Have a good night night and the best sleep ever!
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