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How To Build A More Relaxing Bedroom

The bedroom needs to not only be comfortable but also create a relaxing environment. It is in a nice bedroom that you will be able to sleep comfortably and soundly. Almost everyone spends more than 1/3 of his/her life in bed, one of the reasons you need to strive to make it as comfortable as possible. Outlined below are a few bedroom tips and ideas to help you create the perfect bedroom.
According to Natalie Dautovich (of National Sleep Foundation), the bedroom ought to be a sanctuary for relaxation and calmness. It should create a sense of calm to help the body drift to sleep as soon as you hit the bed. The size of the bedroom doesn’t matter for as long as it is comfortable and calming.

Invest in A Comfortable Mattress

The mattress and beddings need to be comfortable enough as well. For many, a firm mattress does the trick. A softer one might work for some as well. Make sure you do your research, take a look at Bensons for Beds to find your ideal mattress. Be sure to go for beddings that leave you feeling comfortable with no pressure on any part of your body.

Turn Down the Lights

Before anything else, your bedroom needs to be dark enough. This means no lights from either light bulbs or lights from the TV, phone, other buildings, and electronics. That said, it would be advisable to invest in the heaviest curtains possible to help create a darkening effect. In addition to this, any electronics that emit light should be removed from the bedroom as well. Only use the lamps when you need some light, and never while asleep.

Make the Bedroom Inviting

Clutter in the bedroom can make falling asleep harder for some people. That said, getting rid of clutter and ensuring everything is organized properly would be a wise move. The bedroom space needs to be inviting with the bedroom begging you to lie on it. One way to do this is to ensure it is well organized, the bedroom made, and removing anything that doesn’t belong.

Keep the Bedroom Cool

The bedroom shouldn’t be warm, but rather cool. The slight temperature drop helps the body drift into sleep mode, and also keeps your comfortable under the blankets. In addition to this, it inhibits the state of wakefulness that most people have to deal with. Sleep experts recommend setting the temperature in the bedroom just above 60 degrees.

Soundproof the Bedroom

Any distractions, especially light and noise should be kept away from the bedroom. You can choose to soundproof it or simply invest in a white-noise machine. Playing soothing tunes in the bedroom can do the trick too.

Bring in Relaxing Scents

Some scents are welcome in your bedroom too. Consider lavender scents for the evening and minty/citrus ones for the morning. These will help boost mood and induce relaxation.

Building the ideal bedroom will make you want to lie down each time you come home. Follow these tips to create the perfect room to help you relax through the night.

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Arousal: Those that wake the sleeper; night terrors and sleepwalking.
Night Terrors
Sleep-Wake Transition: Those that cause partial arousal; sleep talking.
REM Sleep: Those that occur during REM; RBD and sleep paralysis.
Sleep Paralysis
Other Parasomnias: Bedwetting, teeth grinding and SIDS 
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