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Creating a Sleep-Inducing Bedroom

Sleep is so important, wouldn’t you agree? We all long for a restful night’s sleep but how are we assisting in that process? Today’ll I’ll share some helpful tips in turning your bedroom into a sleep inducing sanctuary.

Restful Colors

Colors are powerful sources for emotions. When creating a serene environment the color you use on your bedroom walls can influence how you see the space that is meant for rest and respite from a long day. Take a moment to consider the following colors and their meanings and use the one that speaks peace to you as an individual.
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Yellow is associated with joy and happiness

 

 

Green s the color of nature and symbolizes growth and harmony.

Green is the color of nature and symbolizes growth and harmony.

Blue is the color of sky and sea. It represents wisdom, stability, faith,truth and heaven.

Blue is the color of sky and sea. It represents wisdom, stability, faith,truth and heaven.

Purple is associated with nobility and luxury.

Purple is associated with nobility and luxury.

Grey is a associated with elegance and strength.

Grey is a associated with elegance and strength.

To harness a bedroom that enhances tranquility stay away from bold colors which stir excitement. The goal is to create relaxation. Use restful colors on the walls.
De cluttering makes a peaceful bedroom

De cluttering makes a peaceful bedroom

Remove all clutter from the room to make it a light and airy place. Use an air ioniser , which helps breathing. Avoid any strong smells in the room- commercial cleaners, for example. Sprinkle a little lavender oil on your pillow to create a restful aroma.
two small drops of lavender oil on your pillow at night

two small drops of lavender oil on your pillow at night

Make sure that your mattress is the best you can afford . Don’t scrimp on this piece of furniture; remember that you spend a third of your life on it! A cheaper and very good option for the financially challenged is a memory foam topper. These toppers are brilliant for molding around all the kinks of your body.
A small caveat,though with a foam mattress topper,some one who suffers terribly with menopausal night sweats will not be a good candidate. Because the foam doesn’t allow air flow , the mattress can make you very hot indeed.
Reduce visual distractions: Remove your television if you have one in your bedroom. Many people watch intensely violent images before sleep, the grey matter in the brain becomes impregnated with these images , so that your sleep is disturbed by them without you being conscious of it.
remove the television from your bedroom

remove the television from your bedroom

Turn the bedroom clock to face the wall , or remove it altogether . If you wake in the middle of the night , just seeing the time can cause anxiety.
Michelle Orchid Rodriguez is an entrepreneur,health and wellness blogger and a licensed Massage Therapist. Her mission is to promote a higher quality of life through healthy living. She is the founder and CEO of Lumina Massage Inc., a Miami-based specialty massage company that focuses on neuromuscular therapy and prenatal bodywork. Social Media:Facebook, Instagram
This post has been inspired from the book Ayurveda for Dummies by Angela Hope-Murray.

8 comments

  1. I want to redo my bedroom, so you’ve given me something to think about! A few years ago we bought a Tempurpedic mattress and it was the best investment we ever could have made — and as a menopausal woman, I have no problems sleeping on it!

    • Wow, that’s really helpful feedback. I’m so glad you like your mattress and I’m glad the post has inspired you.

  2. These are great tips! I also read that blue light helps induce sleep in a science article. I keep my essential oil diffuser on a blue light when I sleep.

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