Preparing your bedroom is a key ingredient for sleeping well at night and helping with insomnia. You should look forward to heading to you bedroom when you are about to go to sleep. If your bedroom does not remind you of a nice vocational retreat, then
it is time to make some changes. Your bedroom should make you feel relaxed and comfortable. It should be a place where you can leave all your problems at the door and let yourself be renewed.
The first thing you want to do is find a mattress and pillow that best fits your body. Even though many mattress warrantees are for twenty years, they are usually only good for eight to ten years. When testing a mattress for yourself, try laying on it for a minimum of 15 minutes. This will allow you to have a strong opinion of how the mattress fits you.
When going to bed at night, turn the thermostat on the cool side. Your body temperature tends to fall at night, so by keeping the room cool, your body can become sync with its surroundings.
Keeping your room dark at night is obvious; however, it is important to have a dark bedroom. The darkness helps produce melatonin, which is a hormone that helps you sleep. If you have windows or French doors in your bedroom, make sure to cover them up.
Everyone dreams of having a big screen television in his or her bedroom. Even though it is not a good idea to have electronics in your room, many people like to have them in there. You should try to get rid of all your electronics, because they transmit blue lights at night, which can disrupt your sleep. If you do not want to move your electronics out of your bedroom, try unplugging the devices right before you go to bed. That way you will not have any disruptions at night.
Another good thing to have in your room is a couple plants. That is, if you are not highly allergic. Along with improving relaxation, plants also improve the air quality in your bedroom. Be careful if you have a plant in your bedroom though because they can grow mold. However, you should be fine if you keep an eye on them. If you are allergic to plants, try placing them next to an open window, and keeping the soil drier than normal. Furthermore, when you remove the dead leaves take your time, so the particles are not getting in the air. Plants such as English ivy or peace lilies are two of the best plants for improving air quality.
As I said, having a comfortable bedroom is an important factor for getting a good nights sleep. It does not take much to convert your bedroom into a vocational retreat. Hang some pictures up that set the mood, hang some relaxing window covers to make it darker, put some plants in there, and you have a bedroom set for a great nights sleep.