Posted on June 14 2018
Comfort and sleep go hand-in-hand. Could your bedroom be maximized for a more comfortable night’s sleep?
Comfort relationship to sleep is a pretty obvious one. You can’t get to sleep if you’re not comfortable, and an uncomfortable nights sleep can often lead to waking up feeling less refreshed, unrested and moody.
But comfort is about more than just a fluffy pillow. Temperature, light, noise and even the general tidiness of our bedrooms have a measurable effect on our sleep – in fact, one study by the National Sleep Foundation suggested that people who made their beds neat and tidy were 20% more likely to report having a good night’s sleep!
So what steps can you take to ensure your bedroom is comfortable, and conducive to a good night’s sleep?
Our top 3 tips for bringing comfort to the bedroom:
1. Light and Dark
Fun fact: your hypothalamus is what controls your internal body clock, which uses light signals to control the release of hormones that promote sleep when its dark, and prevent sleepiness when its light. Therefore, it is advised to keep a dark room when trying to sleep. That means dimming any electronic lights, and avoiding the bright lights emitted from the screens of our electronic devices in the lead-up to sleep.
Alternatively, if you’re having trouble climbing out of bed in the morning, try pulling up the blinds and filling your room with natural light to kick-start your body clock.
2. Keeping it Cool
The suggested bedroom temperature is around 60 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15 – 21 Celsius) for optimal sleep. This is because your body temperature naturally decreases when getting ready to sleep, and these recommended temperatures can help facilitate this process. A cooler room also causes you to snuggle up and get comfortable in your bed covers!
Furthermore, certain fabrics have “moisture-wicking” properties, meaning they absorb excess moisture and keep you more comfortable. At Rollova we only use organic bamboo fabrics, which are thermal regulating, hypo-allergic and eco-friendly. Other materials like polyester and synthetic satin are less breathable and can actually trap moisture making you warmer and sweat more.