According to the National Sleep Foundation adults between the ages of 18 and 65 need to sleep between 7 and 9 hours a day. Despite these recommendations, there are millions of people that, for a variety of reasons, simply do not get enough sleep. While there are various remedies that promise to be the perfect cure for insomnia, there may be a much more holistic approach worth considering first. By investing in a few accessories for your bedroom, you can create a calming, comfortable space that is undoubtedly conducive to a good night’s rest.
Take care of the air
To help ensure that you get a good night’s rest you need to pay special attention to the air in your bedroom. There are two things, in particular, that are important when it comes to creating optimal sleeping conditions: temperature and air quality. When the air in the room is too hot or too cold and there are too many pollutants just waiting to be inhaled, it may become increasingly difficult to sleep. An HVAC system can go a long way to help regulate both the temperature and quality of the air in your bedroom, making it easier to not only fall asleep but stay asleep as well. If you don’t have the budget for an HVAC, consider investing in a quality ceiling fan and make use of other remedies to render your indoor air cleaner.
Keep noise at bay
There are countless sounds in and around a home that can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Even if you don’t remember waking up, your sleep can be deeply affected by various sounds. In some instances, simply closing your bedroom door and windows may keep most sounds at bay. If you are not that fortunate, it may be time to invest in a pair of comfortable earplugs or a white noise machine. White noise machines are designed to block out background noise with different types of white noise and also generally have a range of calming nature sounds to choose from. If you share a bed with someone who snores profusely, however, you might have to try both earplugs and a white noise machine in order to catch some shut-eye at night.
Ensure you have comfy bedding
If you want to sleep well at night you have to invest in comfortable bedding. Certain natural fabrics such as cotton, wool, bamboo, and silk possess moisture-wicking properties which enables them to absorb any excess moisture to keep you more comfortable. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester, on the other hand, are bound to leave you hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable. While you may not need to spend a fortune on linen with the highest possible thread count, you definitely can’tgo wrong by buying quality linen. Apart from quality linen, it may also be necessary to use an allergen-proof mattress and pillow if you are prone to allergies.
Getting enough sleep is of vital importance to our health and well-being. By simply investing in a few basic bedroom accessories you can help ensure that you enjoy a good rest every night.