How to Create the Perfect Sleep Environment?

(Last Updated On: March 22, 2019 )

Having problems getting good sleep in the bedroom at night? It doesn't have to be that way. Read on to learn how to create a perfect sleep environment.

You spend 1/3rd of your life sleeping. That means that if you don’t get good sleep, an entire third of your life is ruined.

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend your life tossing and turning in your bedroom at night. There are lots of things you can do to turn your bedroom into a sleeping paradise.

This guide will give you some tips on how to make sure your bedroom is the most comfortable place in your household.

So read on to find out what your bedroom has been missing, and turn your bedroom from drab to fab in no time at all. 

Turn Out the Lights

The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep is to make sure you dim the lights in your bedroom at night. Most people sleep better in darkness with minimal light.

A night light might be ok, but for the perfect sleep, you’ll want total darkness.

If there’s any kind of light outside while you sleep, your best bet is to invest in blackout curtains. By installing them on all the curtains in your room, you can shut out all light.

Your room at night should be as dark as possible to ensure a good night’s rest.

Pick the Right Mattress

What you sleep on determines how well you sleep, so it’s important to get ahold of a good mattress.

There are tons of different kinds of mattresses available like

  • Innerspring
  • Latex
  • Memory Foam
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    Hybrid

And many more. The decent folks at The Mattress Nerd have all of these and more. They also have a mattress quiz to help you figure out what kind of mattress is best for you.

For example, if you’re one of the millions of people with back problems, your best bet is likely to be memory foam or latex mattress.

It's also important to make sure you have the right pillow. A pillow can make or break your comfort level. 

Body pillows are underrated, but they can make sleeping so much more comfortable. 

Whether you position them underneath yourself to make sleeping with problems easier or use them as a surrogate companion for lonely nights, you need to get a body pillow today.

Make Your Room Smell Good

If your room has any strange or irritating smells, this can make sleeping in your room at night difficult.

The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to clean your room thoroughly. If you eat in your bedroom, make sure to sweep up any crumbs.

Also, make sure not to leave food lying around so that nothing can fall behind a cabinet or under the bed and start rotting.

Once you’ve done that, you can focus on good smells. Burning scented candles of lavender or strawberries can help you relax and fall asleep easier.

 

Silence Is Golden 

Noise is one of the biggest causes of unpleasant sleeping.

Whether it’s your neighbors having a loud party or a partner’s snoring, unnecessary sounds can stop you from sleeping completely.

Luckily, there are fixes for these problems. If your partner snores too loudly, it could be because of sleep apnea or other conditions. Make sure they talk to a doctor and get a sleeping aid if it’s necessary.

What you can do is sleep with noise-canceling headphones, or get a noise machine to drown out any sounds you don’t like.

If you’re good at DIY, you can also try soundproofing your bedroom with industrial composites. But, if just reading that sentence makes you nervous, you should leave it to the professionals.

Make Sure You're Comfortable with the Temperature

The ideal sleep temperature for most people is 60-68 degrees Fahrenheit. This is widely regarded as being not too warm and not too cold.
If it’s too cold, it can be difficult to even fall asleep. If it’s too hot, it can be difficult to stay asleep.
Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can do to manipulate the temperature in your bedroom. For one, you can turn the thermostat up or down.
If your mattress “sleeps hot” try putting a wool mattress cover on top of it to help diffuse your body heat to get the best temperature for sleep.

Don't Use Electronics in Your Bedroom at Night

While it may be fun to watch a movie or play games on your phone before bed, you probably shouldn’t. Electronic screens emit blue light, which makes it much harder to sleep.
This is because blue light stops your brain from making melatonin, a necessary brain chemical for sleep.
So, the more time you spend watching TV or browsing the internet, the harder to becomes to fall asleep. If you fall asleep while using these things, it’s likely you would’ve fallen asleep earlier if you put them away.
Gadgets are entertaining, sure. But to get the perfect sleep, you need to make sure you’re not overstimulating your brain.

Sleep Like Your Life Depends On It

Getting a good night's sleep is pivotal to leading a good life. If you can’t sleep well in your bedroom at night, it’s not likely the rest of your day is going to be good.

On the flip side, if you sleep well, you’ve already started your day the best way you can.

Even if you end up having a bad day, getting a night of good sleep can melt all your problems away.

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