- Choose your room to sleep well
- Colors that make sleep easier
- Lay out your room to make it soothing: a few rules
We sleep between a quarter and a third of our lives! The room is the room in the house where we spend the most time. And sleeping is as vital to our body as breathing or eating. It is therefore very important to make your room a good place to rest.
A room designed and fitted to sleep well
Choose your room to sleep well
Ideally the room should be located in the quieter part of the house, protected from outside noise and with an east or north orientation. Neither too big, at the risk of feeling lost, nor too small to not have an impression of suffocation, it must be intimate and encourage you to relax and sleep.
The central element of the room is of course the bed. The best is to support the head of the bed against a windowless wall and leave the other three sides clear. It is important that you can circulate safely around the bed. Apart from the bedside tables, do not clutter around the bed.
Do not skimp on the quality of your bed and especially your bedding. Remember to change your mattress as soon as it shows signs of weakness.
Colors that make sleep easier
Favor cool colors like blue or green or neutral tones like white, off-white, ivory or light gray. Dare the rose which is not reserved only for rooms of small models! And an English study showed that yellow, contrary to popular belief, was soothing for an adult room.
On the other hand, some energizing colors, such as red or orange, should be avoided in a bedroom. Or use only small touches to personalize your decor.
Choose a dominant color that fits you and decline it in a gradient rather than multiply different hues. To make the right choice, do not forget to take into account the brightness and the area of the room.
Harmonize the color of furniture and nightwear with your dominant color while allowing you a little fantasy.
The important thing, in fact, is that you feel good in your room. Build yourself a cozy cocoon or you will find each evening with pleasure to prepare you for a restful rest.
Lay out your room to make it soothing: a few rules
Your room must be, above all, a place of rest and relaxation. And all its development must tend towards this objective.
- Do not clutter the space. You must be able to move easily around the bed, access the dresser and the cabinet or closet. Adapt the furniture to the surface of your room. And if you can install a dressing room out of the room itself, free the space.
- Avoid overloading the decoration with frames, cushions, trinkets, etc.
- Take the right light. Central lighting sufficiently bright is essential to make the bed, tidy up, etc. Then create a relaxing atmosphere with lamps installed at the bedside. Equip them with dimmers in order to differentiate the brightness according to your needs (reading or relaxation). Excess light can interfere with your falling asleep by affecting the secretion of melatonin.
- Do not make your room an annex of your office or your office itself. To install the computer, choose another room in the house. It's hard to fall asleep with late records or bills to pay...
- Ban your room TV, phone, game consoles which are too stimulating. Even if you fall asleep in front of the television, at the end of the program you will wake up and often you will have trouble going back to sleep.
- Shutters and / or opaque curtains will bring you the darkness you need for a restful rest. And beware of too bright awakenings.
- Install a depolluting plant. Unless you install a jungle, a pretty plant will not harm you. The little CO² it will reject at night, it will compensate largely by reabsorbing it during the day and cleaning up the atmosphere of VOCs.
And to sleep well make sure good ventilation of your room and to maintain a temperature neither too hot nor too cold.