Catch your Z’s January 26, 2018
It’s Friday already?! This week just flew by! Although i’ve had a busy week and am exhausted by the end of the day, I am definitely not a good sleeper. I find it takes me a very long time to fall asleep and it can be super frustrating. If you’re anything like me, I’ve got some bedroom updates that’ll point you in the direction of a better nights sleep!
Cut Clutter – I’m sure you recall our 7 day declutter challenge! Now you can apply that to the bedroom as well. It is super hard to relax when your bedroom is filled with reminders of your to do list! Make the time to put away anything that isn’t relaxing. If there is anything laying around it can make you anxious and cause a bad nights sleep. Replace those unwanted items with simple accessories like a stack of books or a vase of fresh flowers.
Choose Calming Colours – Earthy browns, watery blues and soft greens are some of the most comforting shades, but there’s not rule here. Colour has a huge effect on relaxation, so find whatever colours are calming to you and implement them into your bedroom. It could be a new comforter, some throw pillows or a fresh coat of paint. It’ll make a big difference.
Keep It Dark – The tiniest glow of light from a street light or lamp can negatively affect your sleep. Invest in blackout curtains or a sleep mask for your bedroom. (Or even both!)
Keep It Quiet – Noise is another sleep disturber, especially if you have loud neighbours (like I do..) or lots of street traffic. I use an app on my phone that plays rain noises and it works wonders! You can choose any sound you like, or you can even just put on your fan for some white noise. Another thing that helps drown out the noise is furniture. If you put furniture up against a wall it can help muffle the sounds. If you have noisy neighbours underneath you, put a rug down!
Turn Down The Thermostat – Our core body temperatures need to drop in order to initiate sleep so turning down your thermostat can help you fall asleep quicker.
Soothing Scents – A scent that is soothing to you can help you fall asleep quicker. I put lavender in my defuser every night which helps a lot. If you don’t want to invest in a defuser, you can buy scent sprays to spray on your pillow.
What are your bedtime routines? Comment below!
The Joelson Team