Celebrate World Sleep Day this week, by transforming your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary, and wake up on the right side of your bed every morning.
Getting good quality sleep can not only help you to wake up feeling fresh, but it can also help to boost your motivation and energy levels throughout the day. While you might not be able to get the optimal 8-hours slumber every night, your bedroom should always be a space of calm relaxation, so that you can make the most of your rest time.
The best way to ensure that you get a good night’s rest is by introducing healthier sleep habits, also known as sleep hygiene, into your every day. This includes:
- Optimising Your Sleep Schedule: going to bed and waking up at the same time, everyday.
- Crafting a Pre-Bed time Routine: switch off screens at least 30-minutes before your head hits the pillow.
- Creating a Sleep-Inducing Bedroom: ensure your sleeping space is a place of comfort and relaxation.
While your bedtime routine and sleep schedule take time to implement, you can give yourself the best chance at a good night’s sleep by optimising your bedroom. With just a few simple tweaks, your bedroom can be transformed into your own little sleep oasis.
How To Get The Best Night’s Sleep With A Sleep-Optimsed Bedroom
1. Invest in a high-quality mattress
Building your sleep sanctuary begins with a good mattress. A good, high-quality mattress is a smart investment that will serve you well for years to come with proper care. A good mattress has the power to change how you feel when you climb into bed at night and wake up in the morning. When you begin sleeping on a mattress that provides support to your back, neck, spine, and legs, you’ll begin waking up feeling refreshed and relaxed.
For a mattress that combines orthopaedic innovation with craftsmanship, look to the Crown Jewel Royale Mattress from Sealy for a luxury sleep experience. With a heritage of orthopaedic design, Sealy’s RestSUPPORT® system responds to your unique shape with three stages of precise support to maintain your body’s natural alignment.
For light-sleepers, consider getting a mattress designed for minimal partner disturbance and maximum comfort, like the St Louis Mattress Collection from SleepMaker.
Available in a choice of three comfort levels, Plush, Medium, and Firm, you’ll be able to get a full night’s rest.
2. Rest your head on the perfect pillow
The power of a good pillow can not be understated. Pillows work to keep your upper body in alignment during sleep, helping to relieve pressure on your joints and keep your body balanced. Sleeping on the wrong pillow— too thick or thin, or too soft or too hard— can cause a restless sleep. You might wake up with a sore neck and a grumpy disposition.
Begin with assessing how you choose to sleep: on your back, side, or stomach. Stomach sleepers should avoid pillows that are too tall or with a steep incline as it puts way too much pressure on the neck. If you sleep on your back or your side, the best pillow for you will be a medium-loft pillow like Tempur’s Millennium Pillow. Steer clear of any super-soft pillows, and you can sink too far in and find it difficult to breathe.
3. Nestle up in a season-ready duvet
There’s nothing quite like cosying up under a duvet after a long day. Selecting the right duvet or quilt all comes down the preference. Are you someone who lives in a cooler climate and prefers a thermal blanket? Or, are you in need of a hypoallergenic cover? The great all-rounder, Minijumbuk’s Everyday Australian Wool Quilt offers total comfort across all the seasons. The super-light cotton casing and Airlight wool-fill offers warmth without feeling heavy, keeping you cosy in winter and cool in summer. Or, for an ecologically responsible bedding choice, look to John Cotton’s Anti Allergy Tencel Blend Quilt. Crafted from sustainable polyester, this luxurious quilt is is highly absorbent, and stays dry in humid climates.
For those with sensitivities or allergies, the Tontine Greensphere Natural Anti Allergy Quilt has anti-dust mite and anti-bacterial properties thanks to a treatment of plants and essential oils. The cotton japara cover on this quilt is treated with GreenSphere ® for a naturally protected sleeping surface, and the active ingredient, Geraniol, is particularly useful for those who suffer from asthma and allergies.
4. Look for comfortable, stylish bedding
Now that you have the foundations of a sleep sanctuary in place, it’s time to add in a little style and personality. Bedding, pillow and duvet cases, and sheets are a great way to make your bedroom a little more enticing while helping you get better sleep.
The quality of your sheets is what can make all the difference. At night, our bodies expend a lot of heat, so it’s critical to choose bedding that doesn’t holland this heat in. It’s also important to take into account your lifestyle: if you have pets, for example, you may need to consider more durable bedding.
If simplicity is your preferred style, look to the Washed Linen King Quilt Cover Set from David Jones in a variety of colours. Crafted from 100% linen, this set is irresistibly soporific and cosy.
For a stunning, art-inspired bedding collection, we love the intricate, wanderlust designs from Camilla. From the Japan-inspired Motto Maiko Quilt to the Surrealist Xanadu Quilt, these designs are opulence at it’s best.
5. Introduce home fragrances that inspire sleep
The finishing touches to your sleep sanctuary? Scents and home fragrances that encourage relaxation. Look for notes of lavender, chamomile, bergamot, jasmine, rose and sandalwood, opting for diffusers rather than candles for safety reasons. We love the Lilac Lavendar & Lovage Townhouse Diffuser from Jo Malone London, inspired by lavender-fresh sheets on a Sunday morning. Why not also create a sense of evening reverie with Moonlit Camomile Pillow Mist, a fresh and inspiring blend of English camomile leaves. Spritzed over your pillow and bedding, allow the subtle fragrance to enhance your night-time ritual.
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