A Good Bedroom To Rest Better
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to feeling like new the next day. A fundamental factor to achieve proper rest is having an appropriate space to sleep, but how do you achieve a perfect bedroom ?
1. The temperature
The ambient temperature should not be very high: between 18 and 22 degrees. Excessive cold or heat can cause ‘micro-awakenings’ that disrupt the normal rhythm of sleep. However, cold is always healthier than heat.
2. The humidity
Ideally, the humidity should be between 50% and 70%. It is necessary to avoid the dry environment, which dries out the mouth and makes breathing difficult and, for this, humidifiers are a good ally. It is also advisable to avoid plants in the room, which absorb oxygen and can cause allergies, as well as carpets and synthetic fabrics that absorb dust.
It is important to maintain a correct renewal of the air in the bedroom, ventilating it daily for a minimum of 10 minutes. Strong and direct drafts should be avoided.
4. Electronic devices
Lamps, cords, and plugs near the bed can create electromagnetic fields that disturb sleep. The ideal is to move these devices away from the bed and, if possible, unplug them before going to bed.
5. The light
The darker the room to sleep in, the better. The artificial light , especially interfere much in the dream, making it lighter, less deep and that people wake up more frequently.
6. The noise
As you might expect, excess noise has dire consequences on sleep. Apart from preventing easy conciliation, it mainly affects the ability to reach the deepest phases of sleep. Installing good windows will help us keep our bedroom insulated from noise.
7. The bed
The bed has to be silent and rigid, but not hard. In addition, many experts agree that sleep quality is improved when the headboard is facing north and the foot of the bed facing south.
Two fundamental elements of the bed for a perfect rest, and in which it is really worth investing the money, are the mattress and the pillow.
The mattress must absorb perspiration, prevent heat loss, support the body in a correct way so that it adapts to the anatomy of the spine and, in addition, it must be hygienic.
The pillow is essential to keep the head in a natural position while we sleep. If you sleep without it, the nape of the neck leans back and the cervical vertebrae become excessively oppressed. You should also not sleep with a pillow that is too thick as it tilts the head forward and forces the vertebrae to overstretch. It is best to use a rather low pillow, and not too soft, that keeps the head in line with the neck.