So many people having difficulty sleeping these days and yet very few of us really address the “hows” of good sleep. Changing the bedroom environment is one of many areas to address when you commit to getting a consistent better quality of sleep. Here are some ideas that may work well for you.
Use your bedroom only for sleep, sex, and relaxing activities such as reading, prayer, meditation or writing in a gratitude journal. Examine each activity to see if it works for you. What might be relaxing for one person may not be relaxing for you.
Remove everything from your room that is not connected to pleasant, relaxing activities. Keep the bills and work out of the room. If you have unfinished projects that seem to guilt you every time you look at them, get them out of the bedroom. This is your refuge.
Remove the clutter. Most people treat their bedrooms as a place to dump things that they don’t want in their guest areas. That’s understandable but not conducive to good sleep.
Change your sheets often. There’s nothing like slipping into fresh sheets to feel relaxed and nurtured!
Keep the temperature down. It helps improve sleep. Fresh air is good as well if it’s cool outside.
Keep the light out with shades. Remove any electronic light. If the light from your alarm clock is bright, turn it away from you. Consider using an eye mask to block out light.
In time, you will associate walking into your bedroom with positive feelings and this will signal your brain to relax. It is wonderful for your physical and your mental health. Good sleep will help you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the next day.