Bedroom makeovers: top tips and ideas for high quality sleep

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All in all, the average person spends about a third of their time sleeping during their lifetime.

Being that the average person lives for around 75 years, this means we spend roughly 25 years in slumber land.

We know how important it is for getting your bedroom just right for the perfect night’s sleep, so with that in mind, here are our top tips for the perfect bedroom makeover:

Go Green

Did you know that some houseplants can help you de-stress while also purifying the air around you?

Well, some well-placed greenery in and around the bedroom can reduce stress levels while helping to increase oxygen levels and clean the air.

Plants such as jasmine and lavender have been found to help people sleep in a number of studies, while the latter has even been found to reduce crying in babies while sending them into a deeper sleep.

Minimalise your environment

If you’re looking for a peaceful and sombre place to relax, then a bedroom designed with minimalism in mind is perfect for helping you to achieve this.

By keeping the colours both light and bright, being clever with storage, and keeping furniture to a minimum, you can help to create a spacious and restful atmosphere.

Within our store we have a wide range of bedroom floors that can help you achieve that minimalist look.

From engineered wood flooring through to laminate flooring, we have a cool range of minimalist bedroom flooring options, including this Desert Oak Light Natural Quick-Step laminate flooring.

Say no to technology

Having large amounts of technology in the bedroom can really affect the way that you sleep.

When you’re in the planning stages of your makeover therefore, it’s an idea to work out what technology you really want to keep in your room.

In fact, a study published in Nature by Harvard Medical School professor, Dr Charles A. Czeisler, M.D., Ph.D., found that artificial blue light from phones, tablets, and laptops activate arousing neurons in the brain, which prevents us from dropping to sleep.

Instead of taking your phone or tablet into the bedroom with you, try and set a curfew around thirty minutes to an hour before you head into the bedroom.

Darkness is everything

Ensuring that your room is as dark as possible for the best quality sleep is key.

Thick curtains or blinds should be considered so that light from the outside world doesn’t affect your circadian rhythm.

Unless you work nights, you shouldn’t have to go as far as investing in black out shades, as your body will still want to enjoy the natural light when you wake up.

If you’re one that needs to wake up before dawn, you could invest in a dawn-simulating alarm, which will be specifically engineered to offset a seasonal affective disorder — the blues that can manifest when you’re not exposed to enough natural sunlight.