Because we sleep about a third of our day and spend so much time in our bedrooms, it's important that you take the right steps to make ensure a good night's sleep. Follow these tips in the bedroom of your new home.
- Rotate you mattress every three months to even it out and to properly support your back. And though we may be greta at cleaning our sheets and pillowcases, don't forget about your bed. Clean it every two months by sprinkling baking soda over it, wait 15 minutes, and vacuum it.
- Room temperatures of 65 degree ensure a good night's sleep and even have calorie-burning health benefits. So be sure to turn down the thermostat in your new home or install a ceiling fan.
- Soothing colors like blues, greens, and grays help you sleep better as opposed to brighter colors like red or orange. Choose paint that has low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These can cause headaches and dizziness.
- Don't snooze your alarm. You mind gets confused and can make you feel worse throughout the day. Try setting your alarm somewhere where you need to get up to turn it off. Be sure to get up the first time it rings, and you'll have more energy throughout the day.
- Light that sneaks in through the windows at night in your home can disturb our sleep. Choose blackout curtains to help you sleep through the night. When your alarm wakes, open the windows to let sunlight in or step outside.
- Avoid using computers, phones, and tablets one hour before bedtime. All these devices release blue light which can interfere with our circadian rhythm and our sleep.
- Use room sprays or candles that have soothing scents like lavender or vanilla to relax your before bedtime.
You want to feel comfortable in your new home. So follow these steps to make sure your are sleeping well and taking care of yourself!