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Why you should make your bedroom into a sanctuary.
Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation, but for many of us it just another room where we are constantly stimulated rather than a place to fully relax. We have a wide range of devices in our bedrooms of course allows you to watch movies, listen to music and engage with social media or play games or work on your laptop from the comfort of your bedroom. However, having too much technology in our bedrooms that finds that we never really switch off properly and therefore never have the time to truly rest and relax.
Scientific research supports the assumption that the blue light that technology gives off can for some promote wakefulness and therefore upset our bodies circadian rhythm making us feels that is it time to get up and therefore promote wakefulness. Being accessible to other can be for some feel like they never get a chance to switch off and truly relax.
Sleep is absolutely vital for optimal health. The lack of sleep leads to a wide range of health issues from heart disease, high blood pressure to diabetes, therefore to look after your health you need to ensure the environment of where is sleep should be a tranquil getaway. Therefore you need to turn your bedroom into a space that allows you to rest and relax and a space for our minds to separate itself from the day’s activities.
Here are four steps to make you bedroom into a sanctuary.
Eliminating all clutter from the bedroom. Clear out anything that is not needed in your bedroom from unsightly clothes to old magazines get rid of the clutter and create an environment that is calm restful and relaxing. Your bedroom should not be an extension of your living space, it should be clutter free. Things to keep are good books & candles.
Now you have cleared out the clutter look at what is left. Think hotel bedrooms, with just the bed, bedside cabinet and wardrobe. Treat yourself to relaxing cushions and throws and a rug, buy simple bed linen the colour scheme should be clean and relaxing. Keep the room cool – therefore turn down or off the temperature if you have a radiator in the room.
The importance of controlling light is linked to our circadian rhythms – we produce melatonin when we see darkness, so ensure that you do not let lighting right for the room. If your bedroom lets in light fit a black out blind to window or wear an eye mask that way no natural daylight in the morning wakes you up. Furthermore, noise can be a factor that can keep you awake at night. So if you need to wear earplugs at night if you live in a noisy area.
Most importantly ban all out all technology out of the bedroom, that includes TVs, smartphones, and laptops. The light from these devices disrupts your body’s ability to produce melatonin. Put your smartphone in a drawer of another room therefore you cannot lie and on your bed and have a just a quick peak here and there. Removing this technology will encourage your more have more reading material into your life, therefore what a great way to rest and relax by curling up with a good book. Try it today start to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary give your body and mind a space to recharge.