You know the tried-and-true advice for getting better sleep: limit before-bed screen time, skip afternoon caffeine, stick to a schedule. It’s all effective, but only to a point – your bedroom environment may actually be sabotaging your shut-eye.
Put everything place
Your bed side table can feel like a to-do list, therefore resulting to distraction making it harder to sleep. We recommend side tables that have at least have one shelf to stash books and magazines as well as a drawer or cabinet to keep papers and personal items out of sight. Limit the top of the table to a lamp, alarm clock, glass of water and feel-good photo.
The bed and placement
Place your bed against a wall and have a clear view of the door, and if it’s feasible the window too can make you feel safer and alleviate the worry that prevents complete relaxation. Avoid backing your bed up against a window or the blaring sun might disturb your slumber.
A good mattress can improve your sleep and overall health – so investing in a quality one is of utmost importance. You can rent a mattress and base set from our Lala Beds & Bases. Our range (single, double, queen and king beds, also available in extra length) provides both comfort and support to ensure you have the perfect night’s sleep.
No Phones, Please
Keep your device on sleep mode overnight and stash it out of sight in the drawer.
Create the right atmosphere
The darker your bedroom is, the easier it can be to fall asleep, and the better your sleep quality will be. The light from a street lamp or the glow from a neighbours TV still filters through your closed eyelids. And exposure to light, even if it’s dim, can interfere with the secretion of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and your body’s internal clock.
Define your sleep zone with the help of a soft rug which brings about a cosy feel to the space, providing a warm landing pad for your feet. Use and mix colours wisely. Cool colours like light blue, grey, silver and lavender as well as neutral shades are ideal for the bedroom. These colours lower blood pressure and heart rate to help ensure a proper night’s sleep.
It’s too hot or too cold
Research shows the wrong body temperature is linked to insomnia, so if you’re sweating or shivering, you should try to find a middle ground.