8 Top Tips For A Sleep Sanctuary

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Sleep couldn't be more important and as we've previously seen anything which impacts on your sleep could also be having a negative impact on many other aspects of your health and well-being.

Getting to sleep at a reasonable hour and tying to get close to 8 hours rest a night are important factors but its just as significant to ensure that the place where you lie your head is all about sleep – an area where you can go to truly relax. A place of sanctuary. Read on for our top tips on how to make your bed the ultimate place to rest.

Beautiful Bedrooms Design and Decorate your bedroom so it’s a haven of peace and tranquillity by choosing soft colours you love, having plenty of storage so there isn’t any clutter to distract and adding personal touches like picture frames and cushions to make the space yours.

Turn down the lightsTo fall asleep naturally, dim the lights so your brain can to adjust and make you feel that its night time and therefore, time to sleep

Bed BlissIf the average person spends a 1/3 of their life in bed, it’s important to choose the right bed frame. Whether it’s the vintage inspired Elinore or the Preppy Cool Wentworth, the perfect bed will mean you’ll look forward to bedtime.

Mattress MatchAs with the bed frame, a good mattress that’s right for you can make all the difference when it comes to a good night’s sleep. Make sure you think about you and your partners needs in terms of firm/soft, temperature, support and price range before you buy. Also, try it before you buy it!

Luxury LinenWhatever your price range, everyone deserves beautiful bed linen. Choose a nautical stripe or preppy polka dot and update your whole room on a budget!

Smart StorageUse whatever space you have available from shelves above a dressing table to boxes underneath your bed to store away things you don’t need on a daily basis so that you’re room is a clutter free area.

Soothing ScentsFrom flowers to candles, the right smells in your bedroom can enhance the space and relax you. This is an easy way to improve your room for less and by adding a lavender candle you could sleep easier as it has been shown to lower the heart rate.

Hot n’ ColdTemperature control is vital for a good night’s sleep. Too hot or too cold will result in a restless, uncomfortable sleep. Ensure you’re just right with a 3.0 – 4.5 tog duvet in the summer and a 12.0 – 13.5 tog duvet in the winter.

Check out the full range of mattresses at Harvey Norman here.

In Short: If you really need to get a better night’s sleep, these handy tips will give you all the help you need to get much more than 40 winks!

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