How to create a sleep friendly bedroom

PUBLISHED: 2nd Nov 2023

As a light sleeper, when the clocks change my sleep pattern always feels disrupted for a couple of weeks. We spend a third of our lives in bed, so the importance of sleep is no surprise. It is said that good quality sleep is one of the most healthy things, along with exercise and a balanced diet. 

The following includes ways on how to make your bedroom more sleep friendly to ensure a good nights sleep. 

Keep it clean 

Your bedroom is a place where you need to relax, and filled with things that help to calm you down an enable you to get away from all your worries – a room that is unclear of clutter is a room that will help unclutter your mind 

Keep your room dark 

Light affects the sleep-wake cycle so it is important to sleep in the darkStreet lights and room lights can be distracting, keep your bedroom dark with curtains and blinds drawn. The hormone Leptin increases in the dark, Leptin increases the feeling of hunger, so a dark room will ensure that you don’t wake up in the night hungry. 

Move electronic devices 

Screens emit a blue light that signals our brain to stay awake and not rest which could disrupt our sleep cycle – TV’s., Laptops and phones should be kept out of the bedroom    

Prepare for colder nights 

As the nights get longer, if your body temperature is too low, this will result in a disturbed sleep – add an extra blanket at the foot of your bed (or even wear bedsocks). Add layers over a single duvet. 

Clear clutter 

Clutter in your bedroom gives you the likelihood of experiencing disturbed sleep, and also taking longer to get to sleep. Keep items out of your bedroom that may cause you stress – working from home should be avoided if possible. 

Turn your alarm clock around  

If you wake up in the night you may glance at your clock, not only will the bright light disturb your sleep patterns, if it is near morning you may feel a little anxious and if it is the middle of the night, being unable to sleep may prevent you from sleeping  

Invest in a good mattress 

This is key, what may seem comfortable in store, may be different from the mattress you need to purchase. Buy a mattress that offers returns policies and if you have a bad back buy a more sturdier mattress – always read customer reviews. Any lumps or sags can ruin your sleep as well as your posture 

Paint the room in cool tones 

Neutral colours, blues and greens can have a calming effect whilst brighter colours do the exact opposite – aromatherapy is also found to be a sleep promoter. 

There may be many factors that disrupt your sleep, but most of them can be tackled and eliminated, by improving your sleeping experience in your bedroom you can wake up feeling energised and refreshed for the busy day ahead. 

Take a look at the houses we have for sale, there are some wonderful bedrooms to choose from! 

If you are considering selling your home and would like a free market appraisal call David Phillip FRICS on 01134 676 400 

David Phillip estate Agents, 86, Leeds Road, Bramhope, North Leeds LS16 9AN w: davidphillip.co.uk e-mail info@davidphillip.co.uk 

Covering North Leeds, Bramhope, Cookridge, Adel, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Otley      

 

   

In association with
If you are considering selling your home, choosing the right Estate Agent is key.
David Phillip Estate Agents are accomplished, local and Independent, with an award winning, track record for selling homes in North Leeds and Wharfedale.

Office address

86 Leeds Road,
Bramhope, 
Leeds, LS16 9AN

T: 01134 676 400
T: 01943 661 106 (Otley enquiries)
E: info@davidphillip.co.uk
David Phillip Estate Agents © 2024 All Rights Reserved
Design + Build ExpertWeb
Request a free market appraisal
Step 1: Please select a date and 3 possible times
June/July
T
18
W
19
T
20
F
21
S
22
S
23
M
24
T
25
W
26
T
27
F
28
S
29
S
30
M
01
 
Please select 3 times (we'll confirm one)
9:00am
9:30am
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
Your chosen date is
A member of the team will contact you to confirm your appointment
Step 2: Enter your details
Step 3: Tell us about your property
Step 4: Confirmation
Please check all your details are correct before clicking submit.
This form is protected by reCAPTCHA, Google Privacy and Terms apply.
lockenvelopeuserphone-handsetcrossarrow-down
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram