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How to Create Your Sleep Sanctuary

Picture this: you come home from a long day at work. The kitchen is a mess, the dog just got done tracking mud all over the couch, and all you can hear are the kids screaming while playing video games in their rooms. A situation that sounds all too familiar, right? Life these days can be so fast-paced, we all need a place to escape, recharge, and relax. That place should be your bedroom.

Unfortunately, for many of us, that bedroom isn’t optimized to be the relaxation chamber it needs to be to get a good night’s sleep.

With this all in mind, we have a few tips to turn that boring bedroom into the ultimate sleep sanctuary.

Ditch the Electronics

We all know it, even if it’s hard to accept. TVs, laptops, and phones all emanate blue light that can mess with your body’s internal clock, making it harder for your body to know when it’s time to hit the hay. That’s enough of a science lesson for today, but for this reason, we’d suggest replacing that TV with a painting or a mirror. Not sure where to find good ones? Check out this Etsy shop called EasySugar for some awesome prints and paintings, and GDF Studio for sleek mirrors that will work perfectly in your bedroom. Supporting small artists AND building your perfect sleep sanctuary? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Get Rid of the Mess

We get it… adulting is hard. But, keeping your room clean and organized will make for a more peaceful experience every time you enter your room, leading to better sleep. Think of the most peaceful place you can. The top of a mountain or a spa perhaps? Do these places usually have furniture with clashing colors and week-old dirty clothes lying on the ground? Of course not! This was one of the main reasons we created our Furniture Bundle. Not only does this bundle give you an organized and cohesive set to fill out your room, but it also gets you 15% off, giving you the best bang for your buck and plenty of options to help you find a home for all those clothes that are currently taking a nap on your floor.

A Happy Nose is Important

There’s more that goes into creating the perfect sleep sanctuary than what meets the eye. All of your senses play a role in cultivating your ultimate sleep sanctuary, and because of this, your room can’t smell like the clothes you wore to the gym three days ago. Investing in some candles or an essential oil diffuser could be just what your body needs to catch those Z’s. Some scents, like lavender, jasmine, and peppermint, are even known to promote relaxation and sleep!

Utilize a Soft Color Scheme

While vibrant reds and blues are undoubtedly fun to look at when showing off your new place to family and friends, softer, more neutral colors might help you fall asleep faster. Your room should be a place of relaxation, and by making the colors look like a Red Bull can, you aren’t necessarily doing yourself any favors. Instead, we’d invite you to consider some grays, tans, and maybe some pastel colors for a little extra flavor. We’d personally recommend the neutral colors of our newly launched duvet cover, but maybe we’re a little biased. ;)

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Of course, one of the most important aspects of the perfect sleep sanctuary is comfort. A great mattress can provide comfort for 90% of your body, but your head is certainly an important 10% too! Beyond just giving your head the love it needs for 8 hours a night, pillows provide support for your upper back and neck, ensuring you wake up painless and with the energy of a 6-month-old Golden Retriever. Picking the right pillow is important. Maybe give the OkiPillow a try, we heard the people that make it are pretty cool!


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