Is your bedroom sleep friendly?

If your sleep environment is busy, noisy, bright, messy – it may not be very conducive to a good night’s sleep. And after a long day at work, in traffic, on the train, with the kids – it’s important to create a space where you can relax and fall asleep easily and comfortably to reenergize for the next day.

Look around your room and take a moment to see if it’s a place you find restful. A place where you feel quiet and relaxed. The key to creating a sleep friendly environment is by identifying the things that are most soothing to you. Here are a few ideas to create your own perfect space for sleep:

Create a relaxing atmosphere
Perhaps you enjoy the smell of essential oils, a light breeze or even the sound of the rain. Now find a way to incorporate these into your own sleep space.

  • Use aromatherapy to fragrance your room with lavender
  • Play relaxing ambient music before you go to bed.
  • Keep the window slightly open to get some fresh air.

Practice simple relaxation techniques

  • Deep breathing. Close your eyes, take deep slow breaths, each breath deeper than the last.
  • Progressive muscle relaxation. Starting with your toes, tense all the muscles as tightly as you can, then completely relax. Work your way up from your feet to the top of your head.
  • Visualization. Close your eyes and imagine a place or activity that is calming and peaceful for you. Concentrate on how relaxed this place or activity makes you feel..

Other factors that might affect your sleep:

Light
Keep your bedroom dark at night. The amount of light around you is one of the clues your body clock uses to determine when to wake up and when it’s time to sleep.

Noise
If you’re sensitive to noise, make sure your sleeping area is quiet. On the other hand, some people find the sound of rain or nature, or even a little light music helps them relax.

Temperature
Not too hot, not too cold. Most people sleep best in a slightly cool room (65°F or 18°C) with some ventilation.

Eliminate distractions
Keep your sleeping area free of clutter, which can be distracting and disrupt your sleep.

Mattress and pillows
Perhaps the two most important elements for a relaxing and restful sleep! If your mattress is uncomfortable, lumpy, sagging or the wrong size, and making it difficult for you to sleep through the night, replacing it is undoubtedly the first step toward a good night’s sleep.

Check out Blu Sleep Products collections of mattresses and pillows to find the ones that are right for you. You’ll sleep like a baby!