Are you suffering from a lack of sleep? Insomnia causes serious health problems. However, you don’t necessarily have to resort to prescription medication to sleep in heavenly peace. Simple fixes to your bedroom can help you to sleep better.
The good news is your bedroom fixes don’t have to cost a fortune. Most of them are simple ideas you can implement yourself over a weekend or in a couple of hours.
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How to Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Everyone has sleep problems from time to time, but for some, insomnia is a structural problem. For those who have difficulty sleeping, there are some tricks that small adjustments to your habits to sleep in heavenly peach.
These are all sleep tips that are easy to apply to improve your sleep efficiency and sleep quality (including how deeply you sleep). You can apply them directly to improve your sleep quality, and therefore your vitality and productivity!
The importance of Going to Bed Relaxed
To fall asleep quickly, it is important to go to bed relaxed. Also, it is important to unwind in the evenings. Both physically and mentally. What can you do to unwind in the evening and go to bed relaxed? In this article, I have listed a number of useful tips for you.
10 Simple DIY Solutions for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Before you start, it is a good idea to take a look around your bedroom. Is there something about your bedroom that does not “feel” right? Most homeowners have something they like to fix. You probably recognize at least one of them from our list of top 7 sleep solutions.
1. Dejunk Your Bedroom
Do you have a lot of electronic clutter in your bedroom? This is something must of us realize we are guilty of when we look around our bedrooms. We love to have information at our fingertips these days. Not only that, but we also like to “chill out” in what we like to think of as our personal space.
What you need to ask yourself if your big screen TV is actually helping to relax. Watching the latest news is not necessarily the best thing to do before you close your eyes.
Clearing your bedroom of electronic clutter such as TVs, laptops, and other Smart devices that help you to stay in touch with the outside world can do wonders for your sleep.
2. Breathe to Sleep
Does your bedroom feel stuffy? A stuffy bedroom means a lack of oxygen. Our brains need oxygen to sleep well. Without this vital antioxidant, the brain can’t produce the micro-chemicals we need to stay asleep.
Make sure your bedroom is well ventilated. If not consider adding air-conditioning or devices to hold your windows open while you sleep.
3. Is Your Bedroom Dark Enough?
Did you know that if your bedroom is not dark enough, your brain stops producing melatonin? This is the hormone that controls sleep. Sleeping in a light bedroom with sheer drapes or light blinds will let light in. It is not only natural light that affects our melatonin levels. Street lights and lights in your garden also do.
Make sure your blinds or drapes are the right color. In a perfect world, they should be dark blue or dark purple to catch unwanted light.
4. Simply Too Hot in Bed?
Should you choose cotton or polyester bed linen? Many of us do not sleep well because we become too warm during the night. It is time to check out what your bedding is made from.
Man-made fibers such as polyester will trap body heat and make you will warm. Once your body temperature starts rising, you will wake up. It is an in-built safety mechanism to make sure we don’t overheat.
When you want to sleep in heavenly peace throughout the night, you should go for cotton fibers instead. Cotton bedding naturally helps you to regulate your body temperature.
5. What Color is Your Bedroom?
There is a lot of talk about that your bedroom should be a certain color. It is probably true.
We have a lot to learn from the ancient Chinese belief system which is Feng-shui. According to Feng-shui principles, the ideal color for a bedroom is red. In the Orient, many bedrooms are indeed decorated in the darker shades of red. Maybe you could try incorporating different shades of red.
Good ideas include red rugs, lightly colored red walls, and Chinese red bedding. Adding an image of a dragon is said to help. Also, any bedroom mirrors should not be seen from the bed.
6. Mold and Dust in Your Bedroom
Common household pollutants such as dust and mold can interfere with your sleep. If your bedroom faces north, it may get cold during the winter. A slightly lower temperature can cause mold spores to grow. Choose paint that helps to prevent mold growth.
Make sure you don’t over-do the soft furnishings. Dust easily gets trapped in fabrics. Fabrics such as silk are less likely to trap dust if you like your bedroom cushions.
7. Bedroom Lighting
Your bedroom should not be too brightly lit. Go for light bulbs that give off a soft light. Don’t have too many lamps or lights around your bedroom. If you enjoy reading in bed, invest in a dedicated reading light instead.
8. Work on A Stable Sleep Schedule
Sleep-wake rhythms play a major role in how you sleep. And minor disruptions to your routines can put you seriously off balance.
The American neurologist Rachel Salas specializes in sleeping problems. She tells Business Insider that consistently maintaining the same time you sleep and are awake is very important for optimizing your sleep. Do you have sleep problems? Then try a very strict schedule. Go to bed at set times, get up at set times – also on weekends.
9. Turn on a Sleep Meditation
One way to stay calm is to turn on a nice sleep meditation. Meditation improves the quality of your sleep. A sleep meditation will help you sleep better and deeper. Because you completely relax your body (both physically and mentally), you put all the stimuli of the day aside and you go into the night relaxed.
Every fiber in your body comes to rest. This way you go into the night much more relaxed and you sleep better and longer. You learn to deal with disturbing thoughts that otherwise keep you awake.
Meditation also ensures a better night’s sleep in the long term. Regular meditation increases the sleep hormone melatonin in your body, which helps you fall asleep faster and better. And sleeping better at night also has an effect during the day! You are more energetic and feel rested.
10. Avoid Screens Before Going to Sleep
Screens of tablets, televisions, laptops and smartphones mainly emit blue light. Exactly the light that my daylight lamp gives off – the light that signals your body that it is morning.
As a result, your body produces less melatonin, which makes you less sleepy. That, and the activity on the screen, make your brain restless. You are not the only one who dreams of colorful diamonds after an hour of Bejeweled. So it’s very important to stay away before sleep from electric screen life smartphones, tv and laptop.
Sleeping in heavenly peace will have a positive impact on your overall health. After all, there is nothing better than waking up and feel ready to take on the day. As they used to say in ancient Rome – Carpe Diem. In other words, catch the day.