17 July 2019

What if your body felt so relaxed; you felt you like you were floating on fluffy clouds?

A dog sound asleep


Imagine having that feeling when you wake up and actually feel refreshed and happy; every single morning. Wouldn’t that be living the dream!?

One of the keys to a good night’s sleep comes from having the right bed and sleep environment. Here are a few of my tips!


1.  If you haven’t got a good bed – get one.

Bed is more than furniture. It’s a haven to escape to – a sanctuary for your mind and body. If you’re like me, and enjoy a lazy Netflix Sunday wrapped in a duvet feeling like a warm cinnamon roll – when you have a kick-ass bed, you’ll never want to leave.

If you don’t know what you like, you can lie down and try out the wide range of beds at Sleep Gallery. They’ve even got ones that are remote controlled and can bend for when you want to sit up! Choosing a mattress really comes down to personal preference. But keep in mind you basically spend a third of your life in bed, so it may be worthwhile getting the best you can afford.


Bedroom inspo from Freedom Furniture


2. Next stop on the dreamtime express – colours in your bedroom.

There’s a reason why angry faces are red and smiley faces are yellow. Research suggest colours have the power to influence your mindset and mood, so it’s important to choose colours that relax and calm you. Blue is universally known to be a calming and soothing colour – it’s one of the best colours to encourage sleep. Not a fan of blue? That’s fine. There are heaps of colours that promote a good night’s sleep. Greens are restful and calming whilst yellows and oranges emulate warmth. All comes down to personal preference, but if you’re struggling to sleep, a change of colour might help. Check out these colour picks from Freedom Furniture & Ezibuy


Warm peachy hues from Freedom Furniture / Calm luxe blues from Ezibuy


3. Time to take care of your other senses

Soothing scents plays a part on how well you sleep. Surround yourself with the right scents and you could improve your mood and be more relaxed for bed. Scents such as lavender have been proven to promote calmness. It’s definitely not for everyone (guilty!) so luckily, any fragrance that makes you happy can promote good sleep. The Design Store and Spotlight have an awesome great smelling range of diffusers. Helps that they look pretty too.


Oil and reed diffusers from The Design Store and Spotlight


Good bed. Good colours. Good scents = Good night’s sleep.