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5 Things You Can Change in Your Room for Better Sleep

April 06, 2021 Sleep Health
 5 Tips for Tailoring a Sleep Sanctuary  5 Tips for Tailoring a Sleep Sanctuary

Remember when you were a kid and you used to fight your parents about napping? Hah! Little did we know that as grownups we would get to a point where we would daydream about those lovely nap seshes while propping ourselves up with cups of coffee and loud music. 

If you feel like you could do with more sleep at night, it might help to consider what’s up in your room. Here are five changes you can make to your bedroom that will pave the way for sounder sleep at night:

 1. Ditch the Electronics

Get yourself an old school alarm clock and keep your phone, tablet and devices in another room while you sleep. This way you will be less tempted to check it when you wake up at night, or scroll mindlessly before bed, upsetting your melatonin production with blue light exposure and keeping your mind awake. 

2. Invest In a Mattress That Works for You

Let’s be honest - many of us are sleeping on legacy mattresses that a) came with our partners, b) were handed down from our parents, c) has simply been around for far too long, or d) just does not work for us. This is mainly because a mattress can seem like quite a big expense. However, when you take into account that you spend up to a third of your life on this surface, it makes sense to invest in something that addresses your particular comfort requirements. 

Which of course begs the question, how do you know what works for you? Do you really need to go around bouncing up and down on a bunch of beds for the better part of your well-deserved weekend to find one that works? Nope. You do not. Not when you partner with Bed King. In this case, all you need to do is visit your nearest branch to try out our Comfort Solutions Lab® so we can use our proprietary pressure-point mapping tech to assist you in finding the bed of your (literal) dreams. 

3. Embrace The Dark

Get your room as dark as possible at night to set the scene for sweeter slumber. Block-out curtains work really well, but a much more affordable way to go is to get yourself a good sleep mask. 

4. Ventilate Properly

Ensure that your room has adequate ventilation so you get enough fresh air at night while you sleep. An open window is ideal, but an air purifier can also work wonders. A side benefit of these units is that it also adds some white noise to the mix.  

5. Keep It Cool

The best temperature for sleep is around 18 degrees Celsius. If you live in South Africa, odds are that the ambient temperature in your room is going to be far higher in summer. A good fan makes all the difference. Additionally, it helps to sleep in PJs made from natural fibres like cotton. 

Following these guidelines when you reconsider what’s happening in your room is bound to make all the difference in how well you sleep at night. Check back soon for more insider insights from your trusted Bed King sleep experts. 

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