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Improved Sleep Leads to Improved Productivity

We all know a good night’s sleep can make all the difference. If that’s the case, how can we ensure a great night’s sleep each and every time? Certain colours and textures evoke a more relaxed state and there are steps you can take to make your bedroom an environment better conducive to rest.

The important of a good night’s rest

Sleep plays an important role for your memory – thoughts, knowledge, experiences and your short-term memory get solidified into your long-term memory when you are sleeping. There is evidence that a lack of sleep can impact your health too: increased risk of obesity, reduced response to vaccines, pre-diabetic conditions and changes to cardiovascular functions.

Choosing the right colours

The colour scheme you choose to use in your room can have an impact on your rest. Light blue is often considered to be one of the better colours for your sleep – some research has shown that people in rooms coloured light blue fall asleep more quickly and have more refreshing sleeps (wake up feeling like their sleep was undisturbed and deep) as well. Alternatively, yellow is said to be a good colour for people who cannot wake up easily in the morning – the colour makes them more happy to wake in the morning! Whilst one of the more romantic colours, red is apparently one of the worst for your sleep – although perhaps not a problem if romance is what’s on your mind!

Reduce the light coming into your room

Depending on the position of your house and your bedroom, more or less light might be leaking into your room. Even during the evening when the sun isn’t out, annoyingly placed street lamps can bask your room in sleep-disturbing light. For this reason, it’s important to choose the right curtains or blinds for your needs, particularly if you’re sensitive to light!

Get in touch to see what we can do for you and provide a better night’s sleep!