I am guilty of charge, I am an insomniac! I find myself very uncomfortable when I am already in my bed and I do not know why. My friends think that there might be something missing in my bed or in my room. With thorough research, I finally found out that I am not alone! Insomnia is a common sleeping disorder that invades millions of people around the world especially with adults. This may be caused by something that bothers us while in bed like a snoring husband or wife, stress of life or even a good TV show, but the truth may sometimes lie in something as how your bedroom was set up.
Let there be Light!
It is alright for me to wake up because of the sunlight that goes in my room; however, it will become a problem if I still have no sleep and sunlight prevents me from doing so. A friend of mine told me that maybe it is time for me to change my blinds. If I desire to have good sleeping surroundings, then my old white blinds are totally wrong for me. Not only can they let sunlight into my room, but all kinds of lights such as the car headlight, street lamps and even moonlight. According to a study, keeping a room as dark as possible is an excellent way to achieve a good night’s sleep. I was advised to use heavier ready made curtains with two layers of drapes in dark colours like purple, blue, red or even black. Dark, rich colours are proven relaxing on the eyes.
Feel the Big Difference
I always see different kinds of advertisements for special mattresses like sleep number, temper pedic and the old water beds. These products may be helpful, but I do not think it is totally necessary and besides, it is too expensive. I was advised again by my friend with insomnia, that there is in fact a cheaper option that worked for him, it was the Memory Foam Mattress Topper. The price ranges from $30 - $200 and can make my old mattress feel just like new! Cover the memory foam topper with any nice and comfortable sheet and I was assured I’d have the most comfortable bed to sleep on.
What is that Sound?
I was asked by my physician if I live with pets or kids? Or do I live in a busy street? If my situation is same as yours, then we are facing a big sound crisis! I am not a heavy sleeper so just a small sound may wake me up already. I made a research on how to sound proof my room and here is what I found. One very easy and quick way to sound proof my room is to line the bottom and cracks of my door with pillows or any thick fabric whenever I go to bed. The second thing to do is to invest in a sound or fan machine, which will give a constant white noise in my bedroom. Soon I will get used to that sound and will calm me down to dreamland. Another option for me is to remodel my windows to make it thicker and walls to be covered with popcorn texture to control the noise.
Make sure to invest in things that will make you comfortable to sleep on your own bed. Anyway, that is what bedroom is all about, to provide you with peace of mind that the busy world outside cannot give us.