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Beating Back-To-School Stress With A Good Night’s Rest
September 5, 2018
“ Let the power of design help you and your kids breeze through the nights; because by merely designing your home the right way, you can guarantee sweet dreams ahead. ”
The Dalai Lama once said that “Sleep is the best meditation.” But why is it that people often take it for granted?
According to scientific studies, lack of sleep messes up brain concentration, and increases one’s risk of encountering health problems. Hence, putting an effort into making sure you sleep well is in fact good for your overall health. This comes in handy, especially on demanding days, where sleeping becomes your only time to relax and let go of your stressors.
As you get busier and more frazzled this back-to-school season, let the power of design help you and your kids breeze through the nights; because by merely designing your home the right way, you can guarantee sweet dreams ahead.
Beat back-to-school stress with these bedroom design guidelines for better sleep:
When choosing a bedroom color, take into consideration the way it can affect mood. To attract feelings of calmness and relaxation, stick with subdued, cooler hues. If you like bright shades, it’s best to just have them in touches.
Proper lighting is also essential in every bedroom. And if a restful slumber is what you want, little to no light at all is the perfect set-up for you. Installing block-out curtains can help you minimize light at night making it easier for you to fall into a good, deep sleep.
Any uncomfortable feeling can be detrimental to your sleep. So, if you’re in a room that’s too hot or too cold, disruptions in your sleep are inevitable. Install your air conditioner in an area of the room that will not go against natural air flow; placing it across a door is unadvisable as opening and closing it will contradict with the air conditioner’s effort to cool. Adjust your room temperature to 65ºF or 18.5ºC, and you’ll fall into a satisfactory slumber.
De-cluttering is not only visually pleasing; it is also mentally therapeutic – helping improve sleeping habits. Accumulated dirt can also affect the temperature of your room, which can make you uncomfortable and distract a good night’s rest. More importantly, the sight of clutter can make one feel stressed and anxious which can be bothersome in the subconscious.
No, this doesn’t mean you have to build a garden in your bedroom — but keeping one or two plants in there is a good idea. Adding a little green in the room can make you dream a little more serene at night. Aside from the calming effect of plants, the fact that they are natural detoxifiers can certainly help you get better sleep.