Furniture

The ancient art of feng shui is a way of organising the furniture in your space to promote the flow of air and movement around them. To incorporate this into your own room, place the bed as far away from the door as possible and keep all bedroom and wardrobe doors closed at night.

Colours

Colour can play a key part in creating a relaxing feel in a space. Paint the walls a muted, natural tone such as duck egg blue, warm beige or stone greys and creams to provide a backdrop for the rest of your furniture. Layer up the effect using curtains and bedding in similar shades to promote a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Using strong colours such as reds and yellows can overstimulate the senses and cause disruption to sleep.

Windows

Blackout blinds and curtains are a great way to minimise light in the room during sleeping hours. Constructed from thick, opaque fabrics, these reinforced window dressings are the perfect way to create a restful sleep environment with little distraction.

Bedding

A bed that is too warm, too cold, too scratchy or too sweaty is not an ideal place to rest! Avoid synthetic fabrics and opt for natural fabrics such as cotton for sheets and bedding as they keep cool, wick moisture away from the body and are super soft to touch even if they haven’t been through a tumble drier. Also, if your mattress is more than 5 years old, it might be time to replace it with a better, more supportive sleep surface.

Lighting

Harsh, bright overhead lights aren’t the best way to relax and unwind after a long day. Set the scene for a relaxing bedtime with ambient lighting from scented candles and fairy lights before its time to sleep.

If you would like to find out more about how REM-Fit Sleep Monitoring technology or Zeeq Smart Pillows can help you to get a better night’s rest, please get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 020 8731 0020 or email us via sales@rem-fit.co.uk.

You can stay up to date with all our sleep-related advice as well as future news and promotions by following our Facebook page, Twitter & Instagram.