Have you ever noticed that you wake up in the morning feeling no more refreshed than you were the night before when you climbed under the covers? Many times this is because of the way in which your bedroom is decorated, believe it or not, and a bit of a DIY renovation just might solve the problem. Not only will you wake up more refreshed but you will actually start to feel healthier as well with just a few little remodeling tips meant to help you look and feel your best.
Bed with Adjustable Comfort Levels
Before going any further, it is imperative to understand that your comfort level makes the biggest impact on how well or poorly you sleep. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft can keep you tossing and turning throughout the night as your body searches for a comfortable position. Some people require higher number mattresses that provide ultimate firmness while others are quite content to sink deep down in a soft pillow top, almost like being cradled in their mother’s arms once again.
Hypo-allergenic Bedding & Linens
Another reason why so many people have difficulty sleeping soundly during the night is because of all those allergens floating around. Not only is it more difficult to breathe but many of them cause an itchy feeling over your entire body that keeps you from relaxing. Have you ever woken up from what you assumed was a sound sleep because you had this urge to scratch your back or head? No, it isn’t bedbugs or lice, it’s probably just an allergy to some of the linens in your room. It could be dust mites as well so perhaps you should refrain from using cloth window coverings, opting for vertical blinds instead!
Colors that Brighten Your Mood
One thing you could do to make your time in the bedroom more relaxing and enjoyable is to experiment with color. Some colors depress you while others have a cheering effect. Sometimes our choice of colors keep us from relaxing because they are simply too bright or loud. Color can do a lot to change your mood and if you have trouble sleeping, it just might be you have chosen the wrong colors for your bedroom. These may be your favorite colors but if they instill excitement and energy into you, they are certainly not right for the bedroom!
Eliminating Black Mold
Similar to other types of allergens, black mold is a silent killer. It can cause any number of lung conditions and black mold certainly keeps you from breathing deeply and clearly. If you notice patches of black mold, the problem may be a bit more involved than simply remodeling your bedroom. One of the most common causes of black mold is from gutters running around the perimeter of the roof that have become filled with leaves and debris. Water seeps over the edges and oftentimes down into the structural timbers. If you have a problem with black mold, it might be wise to contact a roofer to see if the problem can be corrected before eliminating the presence of black mold in the bedroom. A good coat or two of Kilz should take care of the culprit living under your paint, but you will need to prevent it from reappearing.
Sound Proofing and Acoustics
Finally, there is often an issue with outside noises infiltrating the room while you are trying to sleep. This is a common problem among shift workers because their normal hours of sleep take place while the rest of the world is up and about. If sounds are filtering into your bedroom from other parts of the home or from outside vehicles and pedestrians, it might be a good idea to invest in sound-blocking materials that will enable you to rest undisturbed. Some people install an environmental sound system so that they are soothed by the sounds of nature while they drift off, but in any event, the way to sleep soundly is to eliminate that noise.
Some of these renovation and remodeling ideas are quite simple and a cheap fix. Others, such as gutter repairs, may be a bit more costly. However, since a good night’s sleep is of vital importance, it pays to take the time to do the job right. You will feel and perform so much better once you’ve begun getting the required amount of sleep. Whether you simply need to change up your colors or completely renovate the entire room, it’s in your best interest to do so without delay. You’ll feel so much better for it!
From time to time we publish original guest articles. The above article was written by Carol Trehearn.
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