When was the last time you woke up feeling relaxed and refreshed? Consistently falling short on a good night’s rest can take a serious toll on not only your productivity but also your mental and physical well-being. So, it’s important to make simple but important changes to your bedroom. They can have a profound impact on how well you sleep, leaving you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy!
1. Check Your Mattress
When was the last time you inspected your mattress? Consider replacing it if you’re checking off the following points:
- It is older than 7 years
- It has visible signs of wear and tear
- You wake up regularly with aches and pains
- You do not feel rested when you wake
3. Clean Your Bedding
Changing your bedding may be a nuisance, but a pair of clean sheets provides more than just that nice, crisp feeling. If you could put it under a microscope, you may be a tad surprised and a little freaked out! Almost every bed collects dead skin cells, oils, sweat and dust mites. Washing your bedding at least every two weeks ensures a clean and restful sleep.
4. Get Rid of Allergens
5. Control Natural Light
When it comes time to sleep, embrace the total darkness! Our bodies produce melatonin, which allows us to fall asleep and stay asleep. When sunlight or artificial light disrupts this hormone, less melatonin causes fatigue, anxiety and bad moods. Choose room-darkening blinds or drapes that easily open in the morning!