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Design Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Remember, the bedroom is intended for two activities and two activities only... SLEEP AND SEX.

We’re going to assume the latter is working out just fine for you ;). But with over 40% of adults suffering from some form of insomnia, it is our duty to share some helpful tips on how to optimize your bedroom for the purpose of sleeping. Read on!

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

It probably comes as no surprise that clutter leads to anxiety and stress, and stress negatively affects sleep. Yeah, that’s gonna be a no from us, dawg. It’s time to stop transferring that rejected clothing pile from your bed to the chair, to the bed, to the chair again. Just take a deep breath and put them away. Got a stack of mail on your dresser dating back to 2012? Go through it or shove it in a junk drawer like the rest of us. And for goodness sake, MAKE YOUR BED. Tuck in the sheets and fluff out the pillows, you’ll be so glad you did.

Make it Dark

If your bedroom resembles a late-night dance party after you switch off all the lamps, you might want to unplug some of those light-emitting electronic devices. Total darkness really is the key to good sleep. And although watching TV in bed is one of life’s greatest pleasures, it’s not the best pre-bedtime activity. That’s partly due to the bingeability of Schitt’s Creek, but also because of the effect that blue light has on you. If you simply must have a television in the bedroom, try putting it in a large cabinet that you can close just before bedtime.

Keep it Cool

Heat is the enemy of sleep! If you are sick and tired of waking up at 3 a.m. in an ocean of sweat, invest in breathable sheets and a good mattress cover. Look for sheets with moisture-wicking fabric and a lower thread count (250 to 300). All of our OkiOki mattresses come with a temperature-regulating Ice Yarn cover that keeps you cool throughout those warm summer nights. If you must, turn on the AC or a fan! You’re worth the increased energy bill cost.

Curate Your Space

We know you have 500+ bedroom design inspo photos saved on a Pinterest board. It’s time to make those bedroom design dreams come true. Opt for a calming color palette, like whites, creams, and earthy colors. Add plenty of plants for that extra “aahhh” feeling. And if the idea of taking care of yet another thing stresses you out, choose faux plants (we don’t need that stress here). Update the food-stained comforter you purchased from Ikea in college and add a few plush blankets that make you feel like you’re part of 18th century high society. Your bedroom should be a place you look forward to retiring to every evening. After all, you spend at least ⅓ of your life there!

Find a Good Mattress

Finally, and we think most importantly, get yourself a quality mattress. If your mattress sucks, so will your sleep. Point blank. OkiOki offers a variety of mattresses to suit everyone’s individual sleep needs. To find the best one for you, take our free sleep quiz. Still not convinced? Check out reviews from our awesome customers whose sleep has vastly improved since bringing home an OkiOki.
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