It cannot be stressed enough: in order to maintain a healthy mind and body, you need healthy sleep, and for a healthy sleep you need a proper bedroom.
Here’s a short list of what I believe does not constitute proper bedroom behavior when it comes to getting a good night's sleep:
- Untidy room with clothing lying around
- Uncomfortable mattress and pillow that are bad for your spine and neck
- Not enough fresh air
- Eating in bed, leaving crumbs on the sheets
- Watching TV in bed, listening to loud music
5 Steps to a "Proper Bedroom"
Here’s what you can do to introduce sound sleep in your life:
- Get a comfortable mattress. Mattress manufacturers come up with better solutions each day, so now we have a choice of organic, eco-friendly, anatomical, foam mattresses, etc. The names they give these products are: balance, revitalize, harmony, comfort, perfect sleeper, and similar. They want the mere name of their products to express the comfort level and soothing quality of where we’ll be sleeping. I recommend Memory Foam Express to get a comfortable mattress.
- The quality of your pillow is an equally important element in the search for the perfect sleeping spot. Some people prefer high pillows, and some choose very thin ones so that it almost feels like they are not using any. Again, it’s an individual thing and everyone should choose what they feel is comfortable to them. Of course, it’s recommended to choose a pillow that will not endanger the spine and neck.
- Often ventilate the room you are sleeping in. That goes for every room in the house, but is especially important in the bedroom, where we spend the whole night. When it’s not too cold outside, it’s preferable to leave the window open the whole night. You can also get room fresheners or ventilators that naturally and effectively ventilate the room.
- Tidiness and nice décor positively affect one’s rest and sleep. Whether you’ll decorate your walls with paintings, framed photos, nice modern wall stickers or soothing wall paint, it’s only important that you feel comfortable and peaceful with your surroundings. Also, if you’re surrounded by dirty laundry and 2-day old food tray with leftovers, your body will probably rebel by refusing to sleep and rest.
- Proper and healthy sleep demands peace and quiet, so including TV and loud music in your bedroom area is ill-advised.
About the contributor: Stacy has worked in the home improvement industry for a few years. In her leisure time, she likes to write and share her experiences and observations in order to be a helpful contributing member of the society.