A Bedroom That Will Put You to Sleep!
Wouldn’t you LOVE a bedroom that could help you get a good night’s sleep? According to the CDC, one-third of us aren’t getting enough shut-eye, so to help make your bedroom one that will put you to sleep, here are some tips and tricks from the pros!
According to a survey conducted by Travelodge, participants who slept in a blue bedroom got the best night’s sleep, clocking an average of seven hours and 52 minutes of sleep per night. Sage green, neutral beige, pale yellow and silver followed in the sleepy color queue. Check out the of the bedroom in this Crystal Valley Daniel model by Richmond American Homes – painted a soothing, sleep-inducing cross between beige and taupe.
And what is the least restful room color? Purple. People in purple rooms logged an average of just five hours and 56 minutes per night.
Soft, firm, or somewhere in between, the mattress in your bedroom is a matter of personal choice. But if you’re waking up with aches and pains, you might need a new one. The good news is that mattress buyer’s remorse is practically impossible since you generally have 30 days to put it to the sleep test. Consumer Reports offers recommendations for traditional mattresses with box springs as well as foam mattresses and adjustable air beds. Be sure to scan the lists for the highly-rated and surprisingly affordable “best buys”.
Scents can arrest your attention (think popcorn and cinnamon buns) and can also affect your sleep. Perfumer Sherri Sebastian created a pillow spray after a trip to a Belizean healer who recommended a clary sage scent for better dreams. Misting her Dream Extract onto your sheets and pillows will “invite peace and deep relaxation,” the Provision site claims.
The best scents for slumber, according to Sleep.org, are lavender, vanilla, valerian and jasmine. But you don’t have to use perfume spray. You can get the real plants and purify your air at the same time!
A study by the National Sleep Foundation says the magic temperature for the best sleep is somewhere around 65 degrees. Your body’s core temperature is naturally low during sleep and starts to rise as you begin to wake. If your bedroom is too warm, that can interfere with your body’s natural temperature adjustments.
If you don’t like the idea of running your AC at night, check out the leading cooling pillows on the market in this 2017 Sensei review. They’re categorized by firmness and by side, stomach or back sleepers.
Lights and Electronics
The darker your bedroom the better your chances of a good night’s sleep, since darkness tells your brain it’s slumber time and light tells your brain it’s time to wake up.
Ditch the night lights and turn your clock radio around if it has a lighted display. And leave your phone and tablet in another room; the blue light from electronics has been found to disturb sleep – especially for teenagers.
Cut the Clutter
It’s about the bed, the colors, the smell, the temperature, the lighting and sometimes the clutter! A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that most adults surveyed slept better in a clean, organized bedroom. A couple of tricks recommended by The Muse is to make your bed when you get out of it in the morning, put your clothes away – dirty or clean — and sweep your nightstand of distracting stuff.
Crystal Valley Bedroom Beauty
The beautiful bedrooms in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley are designed for comfort and convenience with plenty of closet space! If you haven’t moved into the neighborhood yet, visit the sales office of Richmond American Homes to see the latest designs in both ranch and two-story models, priced from the $300s.