4 bedroom changes to make it sleep-friendly for spring

As the seasons change, so too should your sleep environment

Many of us change our habits depending on the time of year. We might switch up our weekday menus, go on more walks, or spend more time in the garden. But one way in which we should be changing our habits to fit the season is to alter the way we sleep, and the environment we choose to sleep in.

While winter is all about layering up, staying warm and hibernating through the dark nights, spring requires a complete overhaul in the way we approach our bedroom space. Here are our top tips to make your bedroom more sleep-friendly for spring.

Spring clean

Spring is a time for fresh starts. Spring cleaning is something many of us do at this time of year, decluttering our homes and making sure everything feels neat and tidy.

But the benefits of spring cleaning are more than just aesthetic, especially when it comes to your bedroom. By removing all the clutter and noise from your bedroom, you can create a space which is dedicated purely to relaxation. It is often said that a tidy house creates a tidy mind, with the Anxiety and Depression Association stating that the physical act of cleaning paired with the end result can reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. As such, removing all the unnecessary mess from your bedroom can create a more welcoming and soothing environment to enjoy in the run up to sleep.

Remove all electronics

Removing electronics from your bedroom is a key part of any sleep environment spring clean. Research has shown that the blue light emitted by smartphones, televisions and other devices – paired with the reems of information your brain is forced to process through constant scrolling – can leave you feeling too wired for sleep in the evening. Avoiding device screens in the run up to bedtime can help you feel more relaxed when your head finally hits the pillow, with meditation, reading or a warm bath being good alternatives to screentime.

Removing screens from your bedroom can encourage these healthier sleep habits, helping you see your bedroom as a space that’s reserved for sleep and relaxing.

Blackout blinds

Your internal clock relies on a darker environment in order to wind down your brain and body effectively in the run up to sleep, encouraging the release of melatonin – our natural sleep hormone.

And with spring comes the arrival of short nights and bright mornings, which means you’ll need to take deliberate steps to keep your bedroom dark throughout your night’s sleep. Blackout blinds are a great investment, preventing daylight from pouring into your bedroom and waking you up or heating up the space.

Keep it cool

Ensuring your bedroom is cool is just as important as making sure it’s dark when it comes to sleep.

As the weather gets warmer, the more likely it is that feeling too hot and sweaty will stop you being able to sleep comfortably. That’s why it’s important to keep your bedroom temperature cool at this time of year. Your blackout blinds will help with this, but you can also switch up your bedding, crack open a window, or invest in a ceiling fan to ensure that the space doesn’t get too warm. Bed accessories like cooling mattress pads can also help in this situation.

According to health and sleep experts like the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the optimal temperature for sleep should fall somewhere between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit for most people, which works out at 18 – 22 degrees Celsius.

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