5 Sleep-Inducing Ways to a Cozy & Peaceful Bedroom Sanctuary

By Dominica

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Last Updated: June 25, 2022

After a long day’s work, chores, and the many tasks you need to do each day, having a bedroom sanctuary to sink into is one of the best feelings in the world. 

Even if you have a lovely home and ample space to relax in, the bedroom ought to be the place your tired body longs for at the end of the day.

  • What does your bedroom look like right now?
  • Do you feel like it’s calling your name as an oasis of peace? 
  • Or does it have clothes scattered all over and dirty dishes piled up?
  • Does it give off the vibes of peace or chaos? 

The room you try to go to sleep in ought to be a clean, peaceful place that helps you relax into your bed, so you can fall asleep quickly.

Insomnia is no fun, and it affects many people daily. Sometimes insomnia can be associated with your bedtime routine. If you’ve got the television blaring or kids coming in and out while you’re trying to sleep, your sleep might suffer.

But if you create a sleep sanctuary for yourself, you’re more apt to sleep like a baby.

The following are some helpful tips to turn your bedroom into a space that helps you relax, unwind, and sleep like a baby.

 

 

5 Ways to Creating a Bedroom Sanctuary

1. De-Clutter Your Bedroom

Believe it or not, clutter in the bedroom may cause you to experience a feeling of unease. Have you ever experienced your house getting all cluttered up and then you started feeling anxious? 

Then you started cleaning and felt the anxiousness disappear once you were done. The same thing can occur in the bedroom. When it’s cluttered and messy, it can feel like anxious energy that can make you feel the same.

But if you de-clutter and clean it up, you’re more apt to feel relaxed and pleasant, making it easier to relax and fall asleep.

 

2. Choose Pastel Colors

If you have loud colors in your room, consider changing them to pastels.

Calming colors like beige, white, cream, etc. have more of a calming effect on your body. If your upholstery or bed coverings are loud colors, you might want to consider changing these as well.

Of course, some people may feel that loud colors have no effect on them, and this may be true for them. But if you know that calming colors tend to help you feel more at ease, consider choosing such colors for your bedroom.

 

3. Limit Or Remove Technology

For many people that opt to have a television, tablet, or mobile phone in their room, it causes no problem.

For others, it tends to keep them awake longer than they need to be.

Have you ever gotten into a movie, got to sleep later than you wanted, and then regretted it the next day? Having a television, tablet, or phone in the bedroom is not a bad thing.

However, if you choose to have technology in your bedroom, limit your screen time in the evening and be sure to turn everyone off before going to sleep. You’re more apt to sleep better this way.

 

4. Add Some Candles

Scented candles can take an ordinary bedroom and turn it into a relaxing space much like you’d see at a spa. Go ahead and place candles throughout your room and take time to sink in your bed with just the candles on sometimes and relax to the max. 

Take some time to meditate, pray, contemplate, etc.

When you take your room and make it into a sleep sanctuary, you’re more apt to fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night. Go ahead and create your bedroom oasis as soon as you can.

 

5. Have Some Quiet Time

Even if you just take five or ten minutes, just sit or lie down and breathe slowly. 

Take this quiet time to release all that pent up energy you accumulated during the day. Focus on your breath, offer gratitude for the day, and simply relax fully. This helps your mind and body know that it’s nearing time for sleep, which can actually help you fall asleep.

 

 

Create a Bedroom Oasis

The bedroom can be a happy place for some if they are getting enough sleep, but for others who struggle with insomnia, the bedroom can become a dreaded place. 

The good news for those struggling is that some people find that creating a bedroom sanctuary helps them to fall asleep better. To create a bedroom that is peaceful and serene, you simply have to make a few changes.

Hopefully, these tips will get you moving in the right direction for you. 

Let’s close with a couple questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you feel like your bedroom is a sanctuary?
  • Do you feel at peace in it?
  • What are some ways you can make your bedroom into a sanctuary?

Photo by Daniela Constantini

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4 comments on “5 Sleep-Inducing Ways to a Cozy & Peaceful Bedroom Sanctuary”

  1. I agree with al of the this apart from the scented candles which aren't a good idea! They are full of toxic chemicals and of course you are creating smoke even though you can't see it. The more candles the more smoke is filling the room you are about to sleep in. Using essential oils such as lavender in a diffuser is a healthier way to make the room smell nice and be therapeutic.

  2. Tones of pale "green" colours such as "sage" green are supposed to be the most calming colours..also, artificially scented candles are not a good idea to have anywhere in your home...essential oils in a diffuser, such as the pre-made formulas for sleep and calming would be a better idea but you have to be careful with them as well as some can have adverse effects. I find listening to ocean waves all night, which I find on youtube, is the most calming sound to me as the waves drown out other unwanted noises that wake me up...also a small fan running is also a form of "white" noise that helps many people get a good nights sleep..a cool dark room is better for sleeping too. Blue light blocking glasses are a must if you are on your devices in the evening as the blue light disrupts your levels of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

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