5 No-Brainer Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
Do this for quality shut-eye.
The key to sleeping soundly starts with a peaceful bedroom. Make sure your room has these five things before hitting the sheets tonight.
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Choose Dreamy Hues
Did you know that calming paint colors like blue and green can help lower blood pressure and improve sleep? Surprisingly, however, traditionally popular bedroom hues, purple and brown, have been shown to stimulate the brain and decrease sleep by up to two hours!
Cluttered room = cluttered mind. Not only does decluttering make your space look better, it can help you sleep better as well. Follow the melon rule: To prevent a cluttered look, only decorate with items larger than a melon.
Layer Window Treatments
Control temperature + reduce light and noise by dressing bedroom windows in layered treatments. In this cozy space, a bamboo roman shade is flanked by decorative floor-length curtains that can be pulled close to block light. Hang curtains all the way to the ceiling to ensure maximum coverage.
Add a Plant (or Two)
Popular house plants like spider plants, aloe vera and snake plants are more than just pretty. They act as air purifiers, emitting oxygen at night to significantly boost your quality of sleep. More air-purifying houseplants >>
Upsize Your Rug
Even if you have carpet, a bedroom rug can add sleep-inducing warmth and color. For a designer look, choose a large rug that extends 1-1 1/2 feet out from the sides and front of your bed, with the top aligning just below your pillows.