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How a minimal bedroom can help you to sleep better

Published - 19 Apr 2017
For anyone who struggles with getting to sleep and staying asleep, the stress that comes with not sleeping can make sleeplessness a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you stress about how much sleep you're getting, the worse you sleep, which only adds to your stress levels, which... well, you get the picture.
Tackling insomnia can be tough, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution, but keeping your sleeping space minimal and tidy helps many people to drop off faster. Knowing that your bedroom is untidy and cluttered can give your brain something to think about when it really needs to switch off.

It's also worth thinking about the way that your home is decorated. Pale colours and avoiding clashes or patterns can help your subconscious to think of a place as being more relaxing. Decorate with soothing aromatherapy candles and calming artwork to help get yourself into the right frame of mind for sleeping. 
Of course, it's never as easy as just keeping your bedroom tidy. For people with a small home, a lot of possessions or just a busy life, keeping clothes and toiletries tidied away and in the right place can be a real challenge.

Good furniture can be a help; even just being able to keep things out of sight and out of mind can help your room to feel more relaxing and conducive to sleep. Think about having lots of wardrobe storage so that there are plenty of places to store clothes - even if 'storing' them just means chucking them in the bottom of the wardrobe! Even better, a walk-in wardrobe can keep your make-up, accessories and other knick-knacks out of the way too, leaving your bedroom to be used only for its intended purpose of sleeping. 
Combining a tidy, minimal sleep space with other tactics such as good sleep hygiene - which means only spending time in your bedroom when you're trying to sleep - and avoiding stimulants like caffeine and sugar before bedtime can really improve your ability to sleep when you really need to.