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How Your Home Decor Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

I love to decorate my home because it makes it feel cozy and welcoming and it is aesthetically appealing. However, did you know that the decor in your bedroom can affect how well you sleep at night? So just how can your home decor actually help you rest?

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Window Treatments

How Your Home Decor Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

If the sun or street lights are keeping you up at night then room darkening curtains could make a big difference. If you already have curtains hanging that you love then you could install room darkening blinds behind your curtains. As a bonus, most room darkening curtains are also energy saving by helping to keep your room at a consistent temperature.

Clocks

Most people prefer to have a clock in their bedroom so they know what time it is when they go to bed, wake up in the morning, and when they are getting ready.

You will want to avoid a clock that has a ticking noise as that can interfere with your sleep.

Smartphones have replaced many alarm clocks. However, you might still want an alarm clock if you tend to check the time in the middle of the night. Looking at your phone can prevent you from falling asleep due to the harsh, bright light. Scientists have found that an alarm clock with blue lighted numbers is best for your eyes and getting a good night’s sleep.

Fragrances

How Your Home Decor Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Essential oils can help you achieve a better nights sleep. Aromatic oils such as Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Sandalwood, and Vetiver are just a few. Since every person’s body chemistry is different, you may need to do a little trial and error until you find the essential oils your body likes best.

Lavender essential oil is the most recommended essential oil when it comes to helping you get better sleep. Use a diffuser with a few drops of lavender oil and place it in your bedroom. The smell of lavender is known to help soothe and relax.

Plants

How Your Home Decor Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Certain plants can also help you get the rest you need.

  • A lavender plant will have the same soothing qualities as the essential oil.
  • An aloe vera plant will help improve the overall air quality in your bedroom.
  • The English ivy plant will help prevent mold.
  • Jasmine will help promote sleep quality.

Not only are these plants helping you get a good night’s sleep but they are also adding to your decor and helping your bedroom feel cozy.

Light Fixtures

You might not think that your light fixtures make a difference in how well you sleep — after all, the lights are turned off when you are asleep.

However, having a ceiling fan turned on low while you are asleep could help you sleep better. The soft white noise produced by the fan can block out other noises that would otherwise wake you. Also, having the air circulate can help improve your health and is actually recommended for babies.

Having a lamp or light fixture that has a soft light or even a dimmable light switch can be beneficial right before you go to sleep. Soft lighting helps your eyes relax and prepares your body to fall asleep. Dim the lights as you are getting ready for bed and it will help you fall asleep sooner.

How Your Home Decor Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Home decor really does have a huge impact on sleep.

Enjoy a great night of restful sleep!

Anna

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  • Peter Palmero August 12, 2018, 8:10 pm
    That's so awesome you listed the essential oils because I recently just got one to help me sleep and relax but I never thought about putting a fan in my room. I wonder if that would help me sleep better.
  • Maddie May 17, 2018, 1:57 pm
    Wow, the essential oils info is really interesting! If only it could help with the noises coming through my townhouse walls from the neighbor's dog! My Profile
  • Liz May 3, 2018, 9:02 pm
    You have some great tips in this article. Blackout curtains are great (especially if you like to wake up late or sleep a siesta during the day ;)) Essential oils are great as well, my favorite is lavender.
  • Andre March 22, 2018, 5:19 am
    I agree with you. A comfortable sleeping environment has a great role to provide better sleep. There are some other effective sleeping points that are: go to bed asap, take a little exercise before going to bed, sleep on a good comfortable mattress, turn off all electronic device, use perfume before bed, change your dress, wash your face, keep your room temperature comfortable. These powerful tips will ensure a better sleep at every night. Thank you very much for sharing this great sleeping advice.
  • Alyssa Winters March 7, 2018, 12:13 am
    Hi Anna, It’s a really interesting concept. Home decor helps for better night's sleep. I think it will work. I just want to try your tips. Thank you for sharing such an interesting blog. Keep posting!
  • John September 5, 2017, 6:13 pm
    Your tips are really helpful and I think I need to follow some of them as I often get disturbed sleep. I use my IFit Watch to measure my sleep activity: it tells you the ratio of light to deep sleep and how many times you wake up during the night! My Profile

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