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An often-overlooked aspect of creating more calm in your life is your physical health. When your body feels better, you’re bound to have an improved mental outlook. A key component to better health is getting a good night’s rest. This can be difficult for many of us when our lives are hectic, and our minds are constantly on overload. Follow these tips for creating a calm and relaxing bedroom, and you’ll be getting better sleep in no time. 

Get Your Best Mattress

First and foremost, the best mattress you can afford is recommended, if at all possible. Go to the store so that you can test out each mattress and find the one that feels best for you. It’s a good idea to try to find a store that allows for a trial period to make sure you love it and that you’ll sleep well night after night. 

Keep it Cool

Temperature matters when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. You want to sleep in a room that is cool to promote sleep. Cooler temperatures alert your body that it’s time to sleep. 

Make it Dark

Waking up to see the light filtering in through the curtains can truly disturb your rest and make it harder to fall back asleep. That’s why it’s smart to add light-blocking drapes to your bedroom. Keeping things nice and dark will add to your nighttime routine. Also, avoid adding night lights if at all possible. 

Add Soothing Colors

Calming, cool colors are best for the bedroom. A nice pastel will promote relaxation far better than a brighter hue. Save the brights for more energetic spaces like the kitchen or living room. Color matters when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. 

Make it Neat

This one goes without saying. Be sure to clear the physical clutter in your bedroom as much as possible. Seeing piles of laundry to be put away or the paperwork waiting for you in the morning will not put you in the right frame of mind for rest. Get rid of other types of distractions like television, computers, and excessive décor also. 

Reconsider Your Alarm Clock

Not only do you want to sleep well through the night, how you wake up can also affect how you feel. A harsh, high-pitched, buzzing alarm clock will jar you awake. This can cause you to feel agitated, rather than rested and rejuvenated. Look for one that wakes you gradually, with music that increases slowly in volume or adds increments of light to help you adjust to the waking hours. 

Hopefully, these tips will help you to create the bedroom of your dreams. Your surroundings make a difference to your sleep quality. Make your room as pleasant to all of your senses as possible to enhance your rest. 

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