Bedrooms are supposed to be an area to relax and slumber. While at home, majority of time is spent in this room. It must be cozy and serene. If you don’t have a good night’s sleep, you would feel drowsy and stressed out, which in turn causes concentration problems. Hence, it is essential that this space is health promoting and hazard-free.
Are you worried that you are not getting enough sleep? Here is the perfect solution. Everyone knows that makeovers can do wonders to a person’s appearance and its time your bedroom has one. Looks like, there are few silent predators, which have escaped our notice. You should never compromise your sleep.
Follow these 7 tips to get rid of pollutants and create a revitalizing space.
The key to cozy bedroom is to keep it clutter-free. Rather than having an overflowing closet, wardrobes can be installed to organize clothes and accessories. Under-bed storage gives an uncluttered look too. Unnecessary stuff such as blankets, furniture etc are sources of dust. Don’t use your bedroom for multiple purposes. Using it as an office space is strict no-no.
Filter out dust
Allergies are usually triggered by the presence of dust. Dust mites live in bedding and causes inconvenience to asthma patients. Bedrooms must be cleaned regularly, surfaces must be dusted and vacuuming the mattresses is essential.
Lighting is also important. Sleeping patterns can be disturbed by even dim light. Block streetlights using drapes. ‘Blackout’ effect results in prolonged sleep. Table lamps and floor lamps can also be installed.
The mattress matters
There is nothing as soothing as plunging into our bed after a long day. So spending more pennies on mattresses is worthy. At the same time, don’t blindly go for expensive ones. Choose one that suits your needs. You can even get the help of mattress expert before buying a mattress.
Avoid tossing and turning during your sleep by selecting the apt pillow. Only when your head and neck muscles are completely relaxed you can sleep comfortably. For side sleepers, high pillow would be suitable. Those who sleep on their back require medium thickness pillows. Stomach sleepers sleep well on a low pillow.
Houseplants add cheer to your bedroom and are air purifiers too. In case you are not intrigued by the idea of house plants, air filters can be used as an alternative to remove allergens, chemicals, dust, bacteria and viruses. Keep in mind that molds grow on top of the soil, so don’t have too many plants.
Shoes are worn to prevent contaminants. It is hence, wise to remove those outside the bedroom or air it out before bringing it inside. Place your show rack in some other room.
Avoid bright colors in your bedroom. Use colors such as natural hues and mellow. Many feel that blue, green, purple are the rest-inducing color. Also, you can use colors that soothe you. See that the paint used doesn’t contain volatile organic compounds.
Get a sound machine to block out other external noises that are bothering you. Alternatively, sound generators can be downloaded on your mobile phones too.
Most of us make the mistake of installing television in our bedroom. Watching it at night keeps our brain more active, thus making it difficult for us to drift into sleep. Make room for bench or side chair too. You can use it to keep your favourite book or glass of water.
Otherwise, you would end up toppling your water glass most of the mornings. Following all these will help you achieve a long restful sleep.