7 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary

7 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep Sanctuary

The bedroom; It’s where you spend nearly half your life. It’s where you start and end your day. And, out of all the rooms in your home, it’s the most important.

Our bedrooms are a place of calmness, individuality and safety. The main function of the room is, of course, to sleep. We know how important sleep is for our bodily function - both physically and mentally - so we should really treat the hub for this activity with the same amount of importance and attention.

From colours to scents, sounds to fabrics, creating a perfect sleep sanctuary will look different for everyone. But as the night-time experts, we know a thing or two about sleep. So, without further ado, this is officially your sign to turn your bedroom into your dream sleep sanctuary. With any luck, it will be so great, you’ll never want to leave.

1) Purchase some plants

Adding greenery to your room will bring you closer to nature whilst also purifying the oxygen you breathe during your slumber. Plus, they look pretty.

2) Make a stretch corner

Yoga and meditation are praised for improving sleep by stretching away any built-up tension, leaving you with a stronger sense of revitalisation, more energy and less confusion, stress and depression. Dedicate a basket to keep your yoga mat, blocks and resistance bands and take ten minutes to do some light exercise before bed. 

3) Use essential oils

Aromatherapy, derived from the word aroma (scent) and therapy, is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefits. Lavender is the go-to essential oil when starting out on one's aromatherapy sleep journey - thanks to its soothing offerings and sedative effects. Spray some on your pillow, rub it on your pressure points or diffuse it in the air to create a calming space that lowers anxiety, settles pain and improves sleep quality.

4) Pay attention to the lighting

Our sleep-wake cycles, or circadian rhythms, work to light exposure. Having bright lights before bed may make our minds muddled that it is
still daytime. Dimming the lights an hour or so before bed will let our brain know it’s almost time for sleep.

5) Detox from digital devices

The blue lights emitted by our devices can put a strain on our eyes and brain. Try setting limits on your devices, which will remind you to put down your device and be in your own thoughts.

6) De-clutter the room (and mind)

Waking up to the washing pile you neglected last night is a feeling we’re all too familiar with. A tidy room will help create a tidy (or clear) mind before bed, which will in turn help you feel less stressed, more organised and in a state of relaxation to help you fall asleep faster.

7) Regulate the temperature

The key here is to keep your bedroom temperature cool in summer and warm in winter, to minimise sleep distributions. Swap in your summer and winter duvet when needed, invest in breathable fabrics for duvet covers and treat yourself to moisture-wicking pyjamas made from a mix of modal and cotton from Fable & Eve. Soon enough you’ll remember that feeling of a full night's sleep.