We spend a lot of time thinking about ways to make bedrooms better through unique, custom closet designs. But there's more to it than just organization.
Bedrooms should make you feel happy and relaxed so that you can get a good night’s sleep (or have a romantic night). The key is getting rid of distractions that keep your mind spinning.
Here are our top five tips for more peaceful sleep.
1. Turn off the TV. As night falls, your body naturally wants to wind down to fall asleep, but the blue light of the television, plus the emotional content, stimulates your brain to be awake. Keep the TV in another room and make sure you stop watching at least an hour before trying to fall asleep. If you must keep it in your bedroom, cover it with a beautiful cloth while it’s off, so the television doesn’t become a focal point in the room.
2. Tidy before you go to bed. No surprise here – clutter is distracting and stressful. (Even with your eyes closed!) So take a few minutes to put items away before trying to fall asleep. Keep your wardrobe and closet organized so it’s easy to neaten up each evening by quickly putting everything in its place.
3. Shut down for the night. Open areas are distracting in the bedroom regardless of whether they’re neatly organized or chaotic and cluttered, so close drawers and closet doors. Pull down blinds and close drapes to keep the room dark and cozy.
4. Relax the senses. Once you’re in bed, slow down your breathing, inhaling and exhaling evenly through your nose. Put on a comfortable eye mask to further relax your mind and block out any distracting light.
5. Discard stressful thoughts. If you frequently can’t fall asleep – or you wake up in the middle of the night – because of a running “to do” list in your head, then keep a small notebook on your night table. Quickly jot down the task your mind is focusing on and then let it go until the morning.
Try these tips out and let us know what you think. Sweet dreams!