How did you sleep last night? Did it give you a spectacular recharge, or was it on and off, leaving you in the lurch come morning? You may not have considered it before, but is your bedroom environment helping or hurting your chances of getting a great night’s sleep? If you’re at all in doubt, you may want to consider making use of one or more of these easy bedroom upgrades to help upgrade your nightly slumber:
Eye mask: a low-cost solution for creating a dark sleep environment. Even a sliver of light can give your body trouble with trying to start up the sleep process. An eye mask is a great way to cover all your bases when it comes to light in your environment. You can find a rather inexpensive store brand here.
Ear plugs: especially handy for travel when nighttime noise can be wildly unpredictable. It’s best not to make sleeping with ear plugs a nightly habit, as our ears need to drain and rest, but they are a great fix for an occasional few nights of rogue noise. Here's a value pack that should last you a while.
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White noise: comes in many forms: a fan, an air conditioner/heater, an app on your phone, or an actual white noise machine. All of these things help to create a consistent aural environment so you’re less likely to be awakened by intermittent noises. Here's a link to a basic noise machine that should do the trick.
Lavender essential oil: long known for its relaxing properties. Try lavender in a diffuser or with a few drops applied to the wrists as part of a relaxing wind-down routine. Here's a nice quality diffuser and a good-sized bottle of lavender essential oil.
While we might remember to relax and de-stress before bed, we don’t often consider aspects of our bedroom that might be keeping us up. If your sleeping environment isn’t perfect, make sure to grab one of these additions to help give you the leg up on sleep that you need.
If your environment is perfectly prepped to help you sleep, but you still haven't been getting the sleep you need, you may want to consider a change in the most important part of your bedroom: your bed. Check out Reverie's® entire line of versatile adjustable bases here. Not sure what it is that's keeping you from getting your best sleep? Go ahead and take our science-backed sleep quiz to get the answers along with some helpful tips for sleeping better tonight.