A Guide: Transforming Your Bedroom into a Stress-Free Oasis

By on September 17, 2019
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A third of your life is spent in the bedroom, so why not make this space as stress-free as it can possibly be? Transforming your sleeping quarters into a tranquil refuge will be sure to help you get a much better rest each night, which will then allow you to hit the ground running every time you wake up in the morning.

Giving your bedroom a relaxing and comfortable makeover could end up benefiting you on so many different levels. Take the advice laid out below, then, and be sure to set about this all-important task sooner rather than later.

Make sure your bed is comfortable

Why is it that every time your head hits the pillow, your brain goes into overdrive? Throw in the fact that your neighbours always decide to raise the decibels at bedtime, and getting the nightly rest that your body craves becomes an even more difficult prospect.

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Rest assured, you don’t have to resort to knocking yourself out with sleeping pills in order to get a good night’s sleep. By simply making sure your bed is comfortable, you will be sure to transform your sleepless nights into restful ones.

When you take on the task of improving your bed’s comfort levels, you must be prepared to throw out those old, worn-out sheets that you’ve been using for years at this point. Replace them with cozy bedspread sets, invest in comforters and throws, and be sure to buy some soft pillows. Whether you go down the designer route in this instance or not, these kinds of purchases will be sure to make your bed feel more comfortable than it’s ever felt before.

Clear out the clutter

The more cluttered your room is, the harder your brain will find it to switch off. It is essential that you strive to clear out the clutter in your bedroom, as seeing all the surfaces in it will act as a tonic for your mind and instantly help it to relax.

To de-clutter your bedroom, you should:

  • Gather up all the items that need to be washed (dirty clothes, dishes, bottles, etc.) and remove them from your bedroom
  • Embrace the KonMari method of cleaning (sorting items by category, not by storage location)
  • Be prepared to bin or donate certain items
  • Use trays and bowls going forward in a bid to contain your clutter

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Scent your room with essential oils

Clary sage, lavender, orange, rosemary, iris, peppermint — filling your bedroom with any of these essential oils could help you transform the space into a tranquil oasis, as the scents that they produce are all proven stress reducers.

Three ways to introduce these scents into your bedroom include:

  • Buying a light bulb ring and then filling the device with a few drops of your essential oil of choice
  • Gathering dried herbs, treating them with essential oils, and then making potpourri out of them
  • Mixing water with a few drops of your favorite oil in a spray bottle

Opt for a blue hue

The color blue impacts the autonomic nervous system in a very unique way — it lowers blood pressure and slows down the breathing process. If you want to be lulled into a relaxing sleep every night, then, be sure to opt for a blue hue when choosing your bedroom’s color scheme.

If you want to transform your bedroom into a stress-free oasis, it is essential that you put the above advice into practice. Make sure your bed is comfortable, clear out the clutter, scent the room with essential oils, and be sure to opt for blue tones when you come to choosing your color scheme.

 

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A Guide: Transforming Your Bedroom into a Stress-Free Oasis