Clean sleeping has been a big topic in the news this week, with celebrities and experts endorsing this new trend for a peaceful night sleep recently. Endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, clean sleeping is the next big thing to compliment your healthy lifestyle. Piggy backing on the clean eating trend of recent years, you can apparently feel better and lead a happier lifestyle with a recommended 9 hours sleep a night, according to the clean sleeping regime.
You can create the ultimate serenity each evening by following our tips to make your bedroom a haven for a peaceful night.
Entering a clean, clutter-free space is key when unwinding and settling down for the night. Get rid of any unnecessary items before you go to bed, put clothes away, shoes out of sight - this will help clear your mind and create a more peaceful atmosphere. Out of sight out of mind.
Blocking out any additional light can do wonders for your sleep pattern, creating total darkness helps you to relax and drift off earlier and easier, ensuring you can enjoy the recommended 9hours of 'clean sleeping'. This will also stop the morning light waking you up before you're ready, maximising the time you're in bed.
According to the Sleep Foundation, yellow, peach, green and blue are the best colours to create a calm setting. However, any items that you find calming or soothing are great to have in your surroundings, this might be a throw, a cushion or just a nice piece of artwork. Instead of block colour, try a neutral palette and accessorise with a colour that makes you feel serene for a sanctuary of calm.
Theres nothing worse than tossing and turning because of an uncomfortable mattress. Find a mattress which works for you, from memory foam to sprung theres bound to be one just right for you. But it doesn't stop there, find a pillow you love and you'll be dying to get back into bed all day.
Not only do plants bring life, vibrancy and much needed oxygen into your room, some are better for aiding sleep than others. Jasmine for example, helps to lower anxiety, and provide a more restful sleep. Jasmine has a delightful scent too, natures own air-freshener! The popular sleep-inducer lavender is also perfect for slowing heart rate and lowering blood pressure, and also makes a great bedside decoration. Not great at watering your plants? Try a snake plant, notoriously easy to keep alive, snake plants only require watering every 2-3 weeks. They also clean the air of toxins and increase oxygen levels.
A few small changes can make all the difference when it comes to your sleep, creating a sanctuary of calm for you to come home to can really help improve your sleep pattern. Clean sleeping isn't a complicated process, if you ensure that your bedroom is a sanctury for calm to help your 9hours each evening.