How Overhauling Your Bedroom Can Boost Your Sleep and Help You Feel Younger (Guest Contributor Sheila Olson)
How Overhauling Your Bedroom Can Boost Your Sleep and Help You Feel Younger
Despite what you may have read or seen on television, the secret to more youth and beauty isn’t something you can find in a serum or supplement — it’s actually in your bedroom! Getting more sleep is the single most impactful self-care step you can take to boost your energy and feel like the best version of yourself. So, if you’re ready to supercharge your beauty and wellness routines, try following these sleep-boosting bedroom tips.
Give Your Bedroom a Calming Makeover
A chronic lack of sleep is frustrating for anyone, but if you can’t get to sleep at night your bedroom could very well be one source of your problem. That’s because too many people choose bedroom colors according to their personal style without taking into consideration the impact colors can have on your brain. If your room is currently covered in a vibrant color, you may want to give your walls a fresh coat of more calming earth tones or soothing blues. Extend those relaxing hues to your drapes and larger decor items to give your brain a break from loud colors while you are relaxing in bed, but don’t think this means your bedroom has to be boring.
What’s more, you can add little pops of color with smaller throw pillows, flowers, and decorative details to keep things looking lively without overloading your senses. If outside lights and noise are keeping you from getting your beauty sleep, you can also add heavier blackout drapes to drown out light and help filter out sounds. Keeping your room dark and quiet is an effective way to get better rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
Update Your Bed for the Best Beauty Sleep
Once you have finished upgrading your bedroom style, you don’t want an old bed to get in the way of enjoying better sleep. If your bed is more than a decade old or if it is showing clear signs of wear, it may be time to shop online for a replacement. There are many sleep-enhancing options to choose from online, and most companies now offer flexible trial periods so you can really take your new mattress for a spin.
New bedding can also make sleep more comfortable, so pick out a fresh set of sheets, a cozy comforter, and some supportive pillows to complement your new sleep haven. Neck pain is a common problem that keeps people awake, so shopping around for the best pillows can help relieve some pressure. Choose a pillow made for your favorite sleeping position to maximize your comfort and cover it with a silk pillowcase. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase has major perks for your skin and hair so you wake up with fewer wrinkles and tangles to tame in the morning.
Breathe Clean, Moist Air to Keep Your Skin Refreshed
With a new mattress and a new bedroom, you will want to keep it all protected from dust and allergens that can impact your health. Aside from making you feel awful, allergies can lead to undereye circles, puffiness, and irritation that can make you look tired, even with a full night of sleep. Maintaining a clean mattress is your primary youth-boosting move. Sprinkle baking soda to soak up odors and use a handheld vacuum to pick up mites, dust, and dander.
To keep your bedroom air extra clean and comfortable to breathe, you may also want to add an air purifier and humidifier. An air purifier is especially helpful for removing dust particles in homes without an HVAC system, while a humidifier will add back moisture to keep your skin soft and supple. For drier climates and the winter, look for a model that combines both of these beauty-enhancing features into one machine. Pay attention to the specifications when comparing models, and choose one that is appropriate for your bedroom size.
You can’t look and feel your best if you are constantly losing sleep. So, make your bedroom into your own sleep sanctuary with calming colors, clean air, and a bed that truly fits your sleep style. It’s a simple way to recapture that youthful glow!
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