We all want our children to enjoy a good sleep every night. Not only because we need the break but also because we know it’s best for them to fully rest their mind and bodies. The key to being able to fall asleep easily is often environment. We’ll show you how to create the perfect sleep environment for your child so that you can enjoy some well-deserved time to yourself and they can get the rest they need too.
Organize and Purge
The ultimate goal is to make sure that their room is clutter-free. Experts believe that clutter can actually prevent us from enjoying a restful sleep. They believe that this is because the sight of mess causes cortisol levels in the brain to increase, which is linked to stress. Certainly, a clean environment is much better for sleep.
Choose an Overall Colour Scheme for your Room
When you are decorating a room, which is to be used for sleep, you need to make it as calming as possible. This means choosing colours that are neutral and don’t provoke a reaction that might not be conducive to rest. Sometimes it is better to try and stick to one colour because several shades can cause the brain to overwork.
Consider Window Coverings
You really need to make the room dark to make it easier to fall asleep. Always put up window coverings that block any daylight that might still be lingering outside. Take a look at our post looking at ways to help your child get a good night’s sleep for more advice in regard to what they need to help them relax.
Hang Art That You Love
Art can have a very relaxing effect. Put up art that makes you feel content, it should have the same effect on your child too and could help make it easier for them to get the rest they need.
Repurpose and Update your Furniture to Fit your New Style
The furniture that you use in the bedroom is important when it comes to sleep, especially the bed that you choose. Always ensure that your child’s bed is comfortable and safe for them so that they can enjoy peaceful sleep all night long. You should also consider their mattress. Tale a look at the top mattress choices to see if you could choose something better for them.
Turn on Good Lighting
Lighting is really important at bedtime. You really need to avoid bright lights in the last hour or two before bedtime because they can really wake the brain up and hamper efforts when it comes to falling asleep. Choose lighting that you can mute in the bedroom so that you can help quieten your child’s brain for bedtime.
Pick Appropriate Linens
You really need to choose appropriate linens that suit the overall colour scheme of your bedroom. It’s about choosing colours that complement and have a relaxing effect rather than contrasting colours that might confuse the brain. The best thing to do is to carefully match linens with the colours that you choose for your walls.