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It’s a well-known fact that lack of sleep has an adverse impact on your health. Sleep lets you recover from the day. Its restorative function serves to recharge your batteries. But you need the right environment. To make your bedroom more conducive to sleep, here are four factors to consider:
A peaceful place
The bedroom should be the quietest room in the house. Treat it as a sacred spot, a safe place to unwind and decompress, where you can deliver yourself into the arms of Morpheus, allowing you to recharge so that you’re ready to rise and face the day ahead. To set up a bedroom that’s conducive to sleep, choose a bed totally to your liking, along with high-quality bedding and pillows. As for décor, cushions and throws add softness and warmth, and also consider plants, which lend the room a touch of nature and a zen-like quality.
For times when your partner interferes with your sleep by snoring or tossing and turning, it helps to have an ultra-comfortable sofa bed or really cozy bedding so you can take cover – literally -on the living room sofa.
They say we spend a third of our lives in our bedroom. In that case it’s essential to create an intimate setting in which sleeping is a real pleasure!
Opt for soft and soothing lighting. Halogen bulbs and warm colours are preferable, as they are more conducive to falling sleep.
You choose the firmness of a mattress based on your morphology (height/weight). The taller and heavier the sleeper, the firmer the mattress should be. By contrast, light weight people require more flexible support. For couples with differing body shapes, there are custom-made mattresses today that can meet the needs of both sleepers by incorporating two different levels of firmness.
The bedroom should be the coolest room in the house. Sleeping at a temperature around 15 or 16°C has a beneficial effect on sleep quality and overall health.
They say we spend a third of our lives in our bedroom. In that case it’s essential to create an intimate setting in which sleeping is a real pleasure! It’s crucial to take the time in the evening to slow down, and what better place to do that than the bedroom, at a remove from the action, strong light, and especially technology!
Marie-Hélène Trottier is the creative director at Montreal-based agency, Jump&Love
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