6 TIPS FOR CREATING A ZEN BEDROOM FOR BETTER SLEEP
Did you know that your bedroom decor has a direct affect on your quality of sleep? Well, it’s not scientifically proven but it sure does make it easier to relax!
1. A COMFY BED
When was the last time you replaced your mattress? Apparently, we’re meant to replace them every 7-10 years (oops!). Have a think about it. Have you been restless at night? Waking up feeling unrested? Feeling aches and pains throughout the day? Perhaps it’s time to ditch your current mattress and upgrade. Accompanied with great pillows, a super comfy mattress can make all the difference to your sleep!
2. WARM LIGHTING
When it’s time to wind down, switch off the lights, flick on a warm bedside lamp and feel yourself relax. Warm lighting feels natural to us in the evenings and promotes relaxation. Think those deep reddish globes you can find almost anywhere.
A good quality candle can warm and purify the space. For the bedroom, think relaxing scents like lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang. Our favourite is the Woodwick Lavender Spa range. There’s a reason why everyone lights a candle during a de-stress ritual.
4. MINIMAL TECHNOLOGY
Remember a good old fashioned alarm clock? Let’s bring them back in 2021 and make an effort to reduce technology used in the bedroom. It has been proven time and time again that spending time on your phone right before bed disturbs the quality of your sleep. Try leaving the technology outside, lighting a candle and reading a book under warm light.
5. NATURAL FIBRES
It has been proven that exposure to nature reduces stress levels. Brining nature in the bedroom is a sure way to add a little zen to your sleep space. Think natural linen or bamboo sheets, wooden furniture, a jute rug and a few living plants (but make sure they’re the type that can survive with minimal light exposure).
6. EARTH TONES
Earth tones are drawn from nature and therefore promote a relaxing environment. Current earth hues on trend include forest green, deep rust, tan, sand and terracotta.