Sometimes, after a hard days work, a good nights sleep is all we crave, but it can be difficult to relax and wind down in preparation for the next day.
Creating that relaxing environment may be what we need to set us up for a good nights sleep which will keep our energy levels high enough to get us through the next day.
When creating that relaxing environment ones instant thought is to the bedroom. How we design our bedrooms can help us relax, for example appearance - using neutral colours, rather than bright and bold colours can help us wind down.
Everyone knows that the smell of a room is vital to how one feels within that space and sometimes mixing a little fresh air with a manufactured scent can work wonders for that mood.
Providing a clean fresh smell will help is relax, lavender is often used as an aid to sleeping, lavender oils can be sprayed onto pillows, or temple balms can be rubbed into the temple. Else oil burners or incense sticks may be burned to create a smell that is pleasing to the nose.
The layout of your room is important to how you feel in the room and many of us go through a number of room changes just to feel fresh in our own space.
Providing a clean fresh look, with an easy flow to the room with a contemporary bedside table to place all the essential items, clutter free is important to help us create a relaxing environment
Lighting has long been inter-linked with our moods and some people class themselves as morning or night-folk. The lighting within a room can help this feeling and depending on mood you can reflect that.
Having a small bedside table where a small lamp can sit is vital to creating this mood. Having the light allows you to create the mood you want with both soft and hard light allowing you to feel right at home. There are many terrific styles to choose from at the likes of Bedstar and quality is certainly key to the right light.
Creating an atmosphere is understated but for some people a television may be a way to relax, for others calming music may be necessary to help wind down. Find your own vice and stick with it.
Finally, and perhaps most vitally for many of us is having the right bedding. Quality bedding that is crisp, clean and fresh; it has been known to help relax.
If the nights are cold a duffle down duck feather duvet or a quality silk quilt may help to provide a good nights sleep.
If the weather is warm a low tog quilt that is preferably not made of polyester (which may make you sweat during the night) may be a final good investment.
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