So you’re struggling to sleep at night? There’s nothing worse than spending hours, in the dark, tossing and turning through the night. Poor sleep is a terrible experience as it is before you consider the health implications of regularly having poor sleep.
Not getting enough sleep can make you more likely to get a wide range of health issues, from simple inconveniences like headaches and brain fog; to more worrying issues like diabetes and heart disease.
So, if you’re struggling with sleep, it should be clear that you need to make a few changes to get your sleep routine back on the right track! To help you do that, we’ve found a few handy bedroom accessories that should help you get the sleep you need, by relaxing yourself and creating a better environment for sleep in your bedroom.
Block Out Noises With A White Sound Machine
Noise pollution can be a big factor in disrupted sleep, if you’re sensitive to noise, sounds like passing cars, conversation outside and even just sounds inside of your home can be disruptive to your sleep and keep you awake at night, which obviously isn’t ideal.
An easy solution to this problem is to invest in a white noise machine, which will drown out the disruptive noises in your bedroom with white noise. White noise will stop those noises from keeping you up and create a better bedroom environment, more conducive to sleep.
Keep Your Room Dark With Blackout Blinds
Another common thing that keeps people up, is light pollution. Our body’s sleep schedule is controlled by light and dark, so light entering your room at night from passing cars or streetlamps will trick your brain into thinking it is still daytime and make it harder for you to drift off to sleep.
Luckily, for outside light pollution, there’s a simple fix. All you need to do is invest in some new roller blinds made in a blackout fabric, this blackout fabric will block light from enter
ing your bedroom at night, creating a space that will be better set up for you to get a good night’s sleep.
Relax With Relaxing Aromas From A Diffuser
Stress is another common factor involved in poor sleep, stress can cause your body to produce adrenaline which will wake you up, meaning if you want to sleep, stress can make that almost impossible in certain circumstances.
While you should look to reduce the stressors in your life, that’s not always possible, so by investing in a diffuser with a relaxing scent like lavender you can help destress yourself at bedtime. While aromatherapy shouldn’t be the full extent of your stress relief, having a diffuser in your bedroom to aid relaxation will certainly help improve your sleep.
Hide Away Your Phone & Get An Alarm Clock
Finally, we move on to one of the biggest sleep killers, your mobile phone. Electronic screens emit the same type of light as the Sun does, which trick our brains into thinking it’s still daytime. The effects of this blue light are also quite long-lasting and using your mobile phone before bed will keep you awake for around 30 minutes.
So, long story short, you shouldn’t use your electronic devices in bed or around bedtime and put it away somewhere where you won’t be tempted to grab them. This can cause an issue with waking up, however, as many of us use our mobile phones as an alarm clock. So purchasing a traditional alarm clock will allow you to lock your phone away at night-time to help you get better sleep!
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.