Is it just me or is anyone else's bedroom replicating the inside of Santa's grotto? With boxes piled high on wardrobes, bags sticking out from under the bed and with the arrival of a massive tree, furniture from the lounge has migrated its way into our
This is the only part of the festive season that gets me in a grump, as much as I am never that organised, a super cluttered room full of things that don't belong there means I never feel like I've fully rested, even after some much needed beauty sleep.
So as usual I've been turning to my beloved Pinterest for bedroom interior inspiration in the hopes that something might spur me into a tidying frenzy. I love some of these spaces, so clam, cosy and light *sigh*.
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Here are my top musts when it comes to a restful nights sleep:
1. Try to ensure your sleeping space is calm and uncluttered. This means a big no to all those stacks of paper, books and other random stuff piled high on my dumping ground of a desk. A calm and tidy space will help with relaxation and aid sleep.
2. Find a fragrance that you find relaxing and use it in your bedroom. I am totally channeling Christmas with this Pomander room spray, if you spray it above your radiators then the heat will carry it across the room as you rest, plus it smells oh so good.
3. Start a wind down routine 30 minutes before sleep, this is something that I am terrible at and need to take my own advice. NO iPhones! In fact if possible, leave it to charge in another room – for me this is easier said than done – instead pick a great book to enjoy before sleep, my next bedtime read is Gone Girl.
Sealy. Our mattress is definitely on its last pocket sprung legs. Even when turning it, it still seems lumpy and causes me a restless night sleep.
5. Does your lighting set the right mood? A harsh bright light will be over stimulating and cool coloured lights bulbs can create restlessness. Choose a bedside lamp that looks good like this Tub grey table light from Habitat, its warm tones and natural bamboo wood base makes for some good bedside eye candy.
6. Ensure your room is the right temperature. You could try double glazing windows if you're renovating or if like me you have period sash windows, then try lined curtains to block any drafts and ensure your room is around 18 degrees C for a comfortable sleep.
So here's to hibernating through the winter months and a world of good sleep. I'd love to hear what your top tip for sleeping well is?
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*This is a collaborative post.