Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Creating the perfect sleeping atmosphere in your bedroom

If you are suffering with sleeping problems, one of the most important things to consider is if there are factors in your bedroom that are hindering you from getting a good night's sleep. Sleep problems can be anything from not sleeping at all to interrupted sleep patterns.

What Can Cause Sleep Problems?

There are many factors that can cause sleep problems. If your room has not been kept neat and tidy, you may not be able to relax and go to sleep, as you notice any clothes and other items that have not been put away. If your bedroom needs vacuuming or dusting, this may cause any allergies you have to become worse and if you are sneezing or have a runny nose, you will not be sleeping soundly. The problem may be with your mattress. If you are using a mattress to sleep on with a partner, make sure that the mattress is suited to you. It is possible to buy a double mattress with different degrees of firmness on each side. Also, make sure that you rotate your mattress regularly to avoid any uneven wear on the mattress.

If your bedroom is in a noisy location, say next to the main street with passers-by and cars, this may affect your sleep patterns. Another cause of sleep problems could be the lighting in your bedroom; it could be too harsh, making you feel more awake rather than making you feel sleepy.

How Can You Fix Your Sleep Problems?

The issue of your room not being neat and tidy is easy to fix. Try making a rota so that every week, you tidy your room, put away clothes, vacuum and dust. If you cannot find time to do all of this at once, break it down further so that you put away clothes one day, dust the next and vacuum the next.

If your bedroom is in a noisy location, you could consider switching rooms to the rear of the property, away from noise. If this is not an option, invest in some heavy curtains that can reduce the noise coming into the bedroom. The other way to cut out noise is to wear earplugs when you are sleeping.

Lighting can easily be fixed by either installing a dimmer switch, to create a more relaxing lighting effect, or bedside lamps. These usually have a lower light output, or you could change any fluorescent lighting to a more relaxing energy efficient lighting. Some light bulbs come with a colour filter on them, which can be helpful in producing a better mood for sleeping.

Other Things That Can Be Done To Reduce Insomnia.

Once you have created the perfect relaxing atmosphere to sleep in, if you are still having trouble sleeping, you could try some of the following. Reducing the amount of caffeine you drink, especially in the evenings, taking more exercise during the day and having specific routines to reduce after work stress can all increase your chances of getting a good night's sleep.

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