How to Create the Perfect Sleep Atmosphere

You know that moment during a restless night of tossing and turning when you finally feel your body start to shut down? If that moment feels monumental and you catch yourself cherishing the few seconds before a short night’s rest, it may be time to find a better way to fall asleep.

 Here is our guide to staging your bedroom for a great night’s sleep.

1. Declutter your bedroom

If you don’t find cleaning your bedroom therapeutic, chances are you aren’t worried about tidying up before bed. Well, you should. Ensuring your bedroom and bed are well kept before going to sleep provides: 

  • Peace of mind
  • More time in the morning to relax
  • Improved air quality

Consider versatile storage pieces for your bedroom. From storage beds to stylish chests, there are countless options to simplify your bedroom upkeep.

Our Suggestion

Multi-use storage furniture, such as the Drystan Storage Bed, provides an easy solution to late-night messes. Whether you use the drawers to neatly store your clothes or utilize the above-bed storage space to organize your cords and electronics, storage beds help create a clutter-free atmosphere.

2. Add warm or low lighting options

In past sleep blogs, we’ve detailed the benefits of avoiding blue light before bed. Essentially, your brain needs time to wind down and light from your phone or bright lights signals your brain has room to run free, making it harder to fall asleep.

If you want to avoid overstimulation before bed, invest in warm lighting or lights with a dimming option. You can add warm lightbulbs to your existing lighting setup or buy effective warm light lamps that make access and customization easy.

Our Suggestion

Bring in the warm lighting style with the Chaston Table Lamp Pair. Lamps provide versatility. If you want the light to be less apparent in the room, you can change the placement or the lighting level. Lamps make it easy to swap between bright or warm bulbs, which creates a great space to relax and unwind before bed.

3. Create a bedtime routine

 We are only as good as our routines. The human body operates on multiple schedules, including the Sleep-Wake cycle. One way to fall asleep faster is to create a bedtime routine that makes you feel more comfortable before bed.

Rather than just brushing and flossing your teeth, consider adding nighttime activities that make you feel closer to your space. Touch and smell play a huge role in creating an effective bedtime routine.

Our Suggestion

There is nothing better than taking in a calming scent before bed. Whether you’re a fan of relaxing botanical essential oils or prefer a more muted scent, your pillow is the perfect conduit to deliver calming smells before bed. Our collection of Blue Sleep Gel Pillows offers scented pillows in chamomile, coconut, lavender and more.

4. Consider wall colours

Colours convey emotion—they can also help you sleep. While little research explores the direct connection between sleep and colour, wall paint may affect emotional states and can promote calmness before bed.

If you are considering changing your bedroom style, pair shades of blue or green to evoke a sense of calmness, relaxation, happiness and comfort. If you don’t want to add colour, white paint provides a great alternative as it causes less stimulation in your brain before bed, making it easier to fall asleep.

Our Suggestion

Invite blue sleep accessories into your space with the Jubilee Queen Sheet Set in navy blue. These 100% cotton bed sheets offer expert quality while bringing a refreshing sense of calm to your bedroom with their navy blue colour.

5. Upgrade your sleep solution

The best way to improve your sleep always starts with your situation. While your mattress plays a vital role in a good night’s rest, the cohesion between your choice of pillows, bed sheets, base, and accessories ultimately dictates your comfort level.

Firstly, identify your sleep needs. Figure out what mattress would suit you best and explore helpful sleep accessories that help create a comforting bedroom environment. Dufresne offers free sleep assessments where we will help you find the perfect all-encompassing solution for your specific sleep needs.

Our Suggestion

The best place to start with a bedroom overhaul is to find your dream mattress. Tempur-Pedic mattresses are considered premier mattresses for a reason. With expert conforming material, their mattress provides superior support while conforming to your body to supply personalized comfort.

The Feeling of Home

Start exploring how you can upgrade your sleep before the cold winds of winter arrive. For more great sleep tips or winter-style inspiration, check out our social media pages.

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