How to Design Your Bedroom for a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep is a vital part of everybody’s life. After a long day's work, all we think about is relaxation, and for most, sleep does the trick. For this reason, it is more critical that you have the best environment to lay your head and recover the lost energy. This is why it is mandatory to create that environment for ourselves by making sure the bedroom provides a suitable ambiance through the following ways:
1. Choose the Appropriate Colors
It is advisable to choose warm neutral colors such as warm shades of blue, green, and yellow, among others. They are considered stress-relieving and are capable of lowering blood pressure and heart rate. Consequently, a good night's sleep.
Colors such as purple and red are the least appropriate for the bedroom. In addition to this, it is advisable to avoid dark colors and glossy finishes. Instead, one should go for flat paint finishes as they tend to be softer.
2. Get a Good Mattress
The mattress that you sleep on could be the cause of your sleep troubles. It is essential to invest in a mattress that provides a fair balance between comfort and support. Studies show that when one has the wrong mattress, it may take them a lot longer to fall asleep; thus, before purchasing a mattress, one should research the different varieties available in the market. While at it, consider size as a factor. The mattress you sleep on should provide adequate room for you to move freely without fear of falling off in the night.
3. Choose the Right Bedding
Aside from a good mattress, good bedding is a significant factor to consider when you are looking to better your sleep. Some may prefer white-colored sheets, and others may not. Either way, keep the colors warm, just like the walls. Choose soft fabric such as silk and cotton and, even more importantly, cozy pillows. Go for fiber pillows and duvets as they tend to be light and warm. We may assume that heavy duvets or blankets are the best sources of warmth. However, sometimes they may only make you feel confined and thus trigger anxiety, which affects sleep. 
4. Hide Electronics
Electronics and appliances have become part and parcel of the human race; therefore, It is almost impossible to keep them away from the bedroom. However, as much as we need them, they may become a nuisance for good sleep. Devices in the room tend to be distracting due to their light. We can put them away instead, by hiding them in cabinets or armoires. This eases the effect these devices may have on us.
5. Keep it Clutter-Free
It is vital to understand the bedroom is meant for sleep and general relaxation; thus, anything else only tends to make it hard for these two activities to take place. Avoid unnecessary items in the room. If it is not related to sleep, it should go. Dirty laundry, work out equipment, bills, shoes, books, among others, only bring chaos into the room. Clutter triggers stress and anxiety, making it difficult to get quality sleep. Keep it as minimal as possible.
6. Keep the Room as Quiet as Possible
For some people, the slightest sound completely disrupts their sleep. There is, therefore, a need to minimize any chance of noise, especially when sharing a room with someone else. The last thing we want is to be woken up in the middle of the night by a roommate going to the washroom or going to grab a glass of water. We can use carpets and bedside mats made of very soft material such as wool and fur.
We can also avoid cases of sound from things dropping at night by placing items such as bedside lamps and books at safe distances.
7. Block out Natural Light
It is impossible for most to sleep in a well-lit room; thus, the bedroom should be as dark as possible. While designing a house, some of the mistakes people make are putting many windows, especially for big rooms. Windows are aesthetically soothing in bedrooms as they bring in the natural light and give us the perfect views. However, this may be a pricey compromise on sleep as even at night, windows will still let in light from street lights or passing vehicles. In this case, window treatments come in handy. Use blackout shades to block out any unnecessary light. Another option is to customize window treatments professionally to fit your windows perfectly.
8. Change Your Bedding as Often as Possible
Even in sleep, cleanliness is still mandatory. How often do you change your bedding? Maybe you did not think it matters as much but, dirty bedding only reduces the quality of sleep. Buy quality comforters and keep them clean throughout. 
When we sleep, we excrete sweat, which builds up on the bedding. Our brains work better in clean and organized environments. This goes on even in our sleep as the dirt may only trigger stress on the mind rather than allow it to relax.
9. Set the Right Temperature in Your Bedroom
The temperature of the bedroom should be at an optimal level—not too hot and not too cold. Invest in the best humidifier also to help circulate the air and help maintain the levels of moisture in the room. Not all people may afford to get smart heating controls. However, this takes us back to the right bedding. You may need to change the duvet you use in the winter when it is summer for obvious reasons. Alternatively, bedding with natural fiber fillings may work best as they are better at thermoregulation.
10. Embrace Nature in the Room
This is, however, not the case for all plants. Particular plants regulate humidity and contain air-purification qualities. Fresh air is not stress relieving, but also boosts your mood. Keeping plants is, however, not advisable for small rooms, and there should be as few as possible.
A good night’s sleep is the root to a good day and a brilliant mind; thus, every person should only look to improve the quality of their sleep using the simple methods discussed above.