Getting enough quality sleep (seven to eight hours a night) is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A consistent good night’s sleep can reduce stress and lower your risk for serious health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Set the stage in your home for a restful night with these design must-haves that will elevate your bedroom and enhance your sleep.
Investing in a quality mattress every five to 10 years is key to good sleep. When selecting a new mattress, pay attention to firmness, temperature control, materials used and the return policy. Our top pick? The Endy mattress. With zero motion transfer and perfect firmness, this Canadian-made mattress is your best bet for a great sleep.
Like everything in your home, your mattress requires maintenance. Use this trick and you’ll never forget to flip or rotate your mattress again.
When it comes to sleep quality, pillows are almost as important as your mattress. Pillows should be washed regularly and replaced every few years. You’ll want to test a few for comfort and support; and think about the size and fill that’s right for you. We love Endy‘s completely customizable pillows made with bamboo charcoal memory foam and hypoallergenic fill. Pair them with silky-smooth sheets made from breathable cotton for maximum comfort.
While you’re enjoying your new comfy mattress and bedding, check out these 30 bizarre beds.
Create a soothing atmosphere in your bedroom by diffusing a calming blend of natural essential oils. Ultrasonic diffusers can elevate your well-being by releasing negative ions to cleanse, humidify and purify the air while reducing dust, pet dander and other airborne allergens. We love the sleek look of the Aroma Om diffuser from Saje that features automatic shut-off and whisper-quiet operation for optimal bedtime bliss.
A key factor in regulating sleep is limiting exposure to light. So leaving dim lights on – for nighttime trips to the bathroom – may not be the brightest idea. One of the benefits of a smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector like the Nest Protect is the built-in night light feature. It’s ingenious Pathlight function briefly turns on when it senses motion to light your way in the dark. Say goodbye to stumbling around in the hallway at night.
A bedtime reading routine is one of the best ways to achieve a restful sleep, so put down your smartphone and pick up a good book. Reading before bed reduces stress, tires your eyes and creates a useful mental separation between your daytime and nighttime patterns.
To ensure your bedroom is a calming place of rest, decorate the room using a calming colour palette – pale pastels, earthy tones or soothing neutrals – and accentuate with soft pieces that provide added comfort like this cushioned headboard and padded bench from Homesense. Also, get a plant! Here are the best bedroom plants to help you get a better sleep.