8 Bedroom Tips For The Ultimate Night’s Sleep
The best bedrooms are designed with sleep in mind. Click through for eight ways to redesign your space for a better slumber.
The calming effects of blue make it the ideal hue for bedrooms. A study conducted by hospitality company Travelodge found that people sleep longest in blue bedrooms. The next most soothing colors were certain shades of yellow, green and silver, which imitates moonlight.
“Nothing compares to sleeping on a goose-down pillow,” says Joanna Goodman, owner of Au Lit Fine Linens. “But a high-quality synthetic fill can be a wonderful sleeping companion at a fraction of the price.”
“A large area rug that covers the entire room enhances comfort and helps absorb sound,” says designer Brian Gluckstein.
Scents can trigger a relaxed state of mind to prepare you for sleep. Spritz sheets or the air with a fragranced spray to help the bedroom feel extra soothing.
Toronto textile designer Virginia Johnson has created bedding for Hudson’s Bay that includes cotton percale quilts, duvet cover sets and cotton-velvet accent pillows in fashionable, watercolor-style prints.
Staring at a bright screen before bed can disrupt sleep cues. Instead, stack books on nightstands to encourage reading.
If your mattress is more than 10 years old, it’s time to think about replacing it, as the materials will have deteriorated, reducing the quality of your sleep. The 100 per cent foam mattress by Toronto e-commerce company Endy is completely made in Canada. The mattress arrives in a convenient compact box and has a 100-night trial period.
Track your quality of sleep with the latest wearable devices. Fitbit’s Charge 2 also has guided breathing sessions to increase relaxation.