Rest, Revive & Repair
There’s nothing quite like getting into a welcoming bed after a long day, snuggling under the covers, and unwinding completely. Of course your bedding and bed linen forms part of your sleep routine and is a big element in your physical comfort, but there’s a lot more at work to make where you sleep a relaxing retreat. Every part of your room plays a part from the scents to the styling, and that includes those last steps you take before getting into bed to shutting out the external world. With the right choices in your bedroom, you’ll find it more compatible with a calming state of being, and more effective in helping you rest, revive and repair overnight.
Rest your body and mind
You might not think it, but the type of curtains and blinds you use in your bedroom can impact how you sleep at night. By design, they help to block out unwanted light from outside which creates a darker, calmer atmosphere to help you doze off and stay asleep. Not only that, they also help to muffle noise from outside such as cars, chatty neighbours and weather which can disturb you. They can help regulate the temperature in the room too, which will help you stay cosier or cooler as you needs change through the year.
Snuggling into our bedding is both a comfort to our bodies but also our mind – it signifies being able to unwind but also adds to the visual aesthetic of the room too. Choosing high quality bedding can be a great investment that not only feels dreamily soft but it will also look better and stay in good condition for longer.
Nothing ruins a good night sleep like repeatedly waking up because you’re too hot one minute and too cold the next. Cotton and linen fabrics are wonderfully breathable and soft, which will help you stay cool during the warmer weather while still feel comforting come the winter. Silk bedding is another great choice if you want a go for a more luxurious touch.
Reviving your space can have a similar effect for your mind, and can be done simply by making a few changes – some of which you might already be doing. Having things around you that make you happy will naturally increase your mental wellbeing before bed and will help towards a restful night’s sleep as well as helping put you in a good mood when you wake up. This could be anything from adding a framed snap of your friends and family, dotting potted plants around your bedroom or adding new accessories. If you have green fingers a few leafy friends won’t just look lovely, they’ll also help to filter the air, increase humidity and reduce stress levels. Whether you’re going to sleep or have just woken up, use a diffuser or humidifier also allows you to enjoy your favourite relaxing and reviving scents but be mindful of which ones you use when Soothing lavender is known for its relaxing effects, but peppermint could put too much pep in your step if you’re trying to wind down.
Repair while you sleep
Help repair your body and mind by having the best night’s sleep possible in a space that suits your individual needs. If you find that you get warm during the night, a cool sleep pillow that is made with extra breathability and cooling technology could help to make your more comfortable. A v-shaped pillow like our Fogarty firm support option is just the ticket if you find yourself getting uncomfortable when sitting up in bed and can also be used on armchairs. If you’re getting too hot in the night and seem to be throwing off the covers before quickly getting too cold, try a thinner low tog duvet which will give you the perfect base to build on with more layers as needed. In short, your sleep space is all about you and your needs, so finding those perfect fits for your habits and comfort will make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing.