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How to make your bedroom sleep friendly

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Let’s face it, life can be stressful and many of us find ourselves unable to get a good night’s sleep or tossing and turning in the small hours.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips on how to get a good night’s rest in your new home.

3, 2, 1…You are now entering the zen zone.

1. Purifying plants

A study by NASA proved that certain plants can purify the air in our homes and scents such as lavender can help to relax us, leading to a better night’s sleep.

Aloe Vera was found to be one of the best plants, plus they look trendy too!

2. Step away and put down the phone

Many of us admit we are slightly addicted to using our smartphone or stress about keeping on top of work emails, but studies have found that more screen time = worse quality of sleep. This is down to the blue light smartphones produce, which suppresses the hormone melatonin which is the body’s signal to get ready to sleep.

So, a few hours before bed, put the phone down and pick up a book or take up a new hobby instead!

3. Exercise

Many of us are still on a new year health kick so are already hitting the gym or going for runs. Studies have found that exercise if one of the best natural remedies for insomnia. Physical activity increases the time spent in deep sleep – this is the most restorative stage and boosts immune function, supports cardiac health and controls stress. Exercise also produces serotonin, so you may not feel like it after a long day at work but you’re sure to feel better once it’s done!

4. Have a warm bath

It may sound simple, but even the NHS recommend having a warm bath before bed so your body can reach a temperature ideal for rest. Also, there’s no better way to make the most of your new bathroom than a sumptuous bubble bath and some peace and quiet.

5. Make a list

Stress is one of the biggest factors for not sleeping. Making a list can help to declutter your mind and prioritise your thoughts. Plus, there’s some really stylish stationery out there so you can make it fun!

These simple tips can make all the difference, so we hope you have plenty of restful sleep in your new home!

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