5 Bedroom Alterations to Help You Sleep Better Every Night

Simple bedroom changes for a better night’s rest

Photography by © Sergey Krasyuk

A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining your overall health and well-being, yet many of us struggle to achieve regular, quality sleep.

Luckily our environment plays a significant role in the quality of our rest, and often making alterations to our bedrooms is a simple task to carry out.

So, if you’re seeking better sleep, consider these five bedroom alterations to transform your space into a sleep sanctuary.

1. Take Control of Your Lighting

Lighting has a significant impact on our natural sleep cycle, helping to regulate your internal clock.

While exposure to natural light is great for us during the daytime, too much in the evenings can hide our ability to sleep.

Consider installing blackout curtains to block out unwanted light from early morning sunrises, as this can keep your body from waking up before it’s ready.

2. Introduce Natural Elements

Introducing natural elements, such as indoor plants can have numerous benefits to your health, including improving the air quality in a room and promoting relaxation.

When you feel more relaxed, you’ll find it easier not only to fall asleep, but to get the quality of sleep that you deserve.

Adding indoor plants to your space is one of the most simple interior design techniques that you can implement to improve your rest.

Photography by © Sergey Krasyuk

3. Invest in a New Bed

Finding the right bed to suit your sleeping needs can make a big difference to your sleep, and if you find that you suffer with sleep issues such as snoring or poor circulation, a traditional bed might not be the best option.

Luckily, there are solutions for those who need a more advanced bedroom set up. You can browse Archers’ selection of electric adjustable beds to find the perfect make and model to ensure that your sleep is of the highest quality every night.

4. Declutter and Organise

While you might not realise it, a cluttered bedroom can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety, thus making it much harder for you to relax and unwind before bed.

Take the time to declutter and organise your bedroom to create a calm and peaceful environment.

Remove any unnecessary items from surfaces and invest in storage solutions to keep belongings neatly tucked away. By reducing down your clutter, it can help to create a more serene space that promotes relaxation and restful sleep.

And, if the items that you no longer need are still in good condition, you could consider selling them on, helping to bring in a little extra cash to fund your bedroom alterations.

5. Make it a Tech Free Zone

As a society, we have come to rely on electronic devices, however, their presence in the bedroom can disrupt sleep patterns and inhibit relaxation.

The blue light that is emitted by our smartphones and tablets can interfere with our sleep wake cycle, so consider turning your bedroom into a tech-free zone.

Plus, by establishing a screen-free bedtime routine, you can help to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep, making it easier to drift off naturally each night.

Have you made changes to your bedroom that have helped you achieve a better night’s sleep? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!

All images from Fusion of History and Modernity: AB-architects transform a classic apartment in Vienna – see full article here.

One Comment

  1. As an interior designer, I’ve got to vent a bit here. Every day, there’s a new “revolutionary” tip for better sleep, and honestly, they all start to sound the same. So, let’s break down these typical suggestions:

    1. **Control Your Lighting:** Blackout curtains? Groundbreaking! Seriously, it’s 2024—most of us know by now that too much light isn’t great for sleep. This isn’t new information.

    2. **Introduce Natural Elements:** Adding plants to improve air quality and relaxation—okay, this one isn’t bad. But let’s not act like popping a couple of ferns in your room is some kind of magic sleep cure.

    3. **Invest in a New Bed:** Not everyone can just go out and buy the latest Archers’ electric adjustable bed. Some of these recommendations need a reality check on what’s feasible for most people’s budgets.

    4. **Declutter and Organise:** This tip is as old as time. Yes, a clean room can help reduce stress, but let’s not pretend like decluttering is some sort of insider secret. It’s common sense!

    5. **Make it a Tech-Free Zone:** Finally, the classic ‘ban all electronics’ advice. It’s not just about turning off your gadgets; it’s about discipline. No amount of tech-free zones will help if you’re not committed to changing your habits.

    In all, these tips might help, but they’re not groundbreaking. If you’re serious about improving your sleep, it’s going to take more than a few plants and some new curtains. Let’s get real with our advice and stop recycling the same old tips year after year.

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