Create Your Own Lavender Bedroom Environment With Scented Candles
In optimizing your bedroom environment to provide optimal sleep, room temperature is probably the most significant considerations when decorating your bedroom. The best room temperature for maximum sleep is generally between sixty and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Warming temperatures which are too high or too cold can disrupt the natural cycles of body temperature regulation (2), which help regulate sleep. A warm room or beats higher heat production than a cooler room.
Noise is also a significant factor in the bedroom environment which affects sleep quality and length. Rooms with excessive noise tend to be warmer and reduce deep sleep and awaken with muscle pain or stress. Conversely, rooms with minimal or no noise will likely produce deeper sleep due to reduced arousal and deeper relaxation. Studies have shown that noise can reduce the duration of sleep by five to seven hours and increase daytime sleepiness and reduced mood swings.
The optimal temperature for sleeping is somewhere between sixty and 67 degrees F. Your bedroom environment should be made as comfortable as possible with adequate ambient lighting and no distractions. Lighting outside may not be as bright as during daylight hours, which can make it easier on your eyes and provide better sleep quality. A fan or ceiling fan with a light can help maintain an ideal temperature in the winter and keep the noise down in the summer months.
Bedroom windows and curtains should allow maximum natural light in to promote sleep and create a sleeping environment that is ideal for you. In the summertime, window treatments such as blackout shades and blinds should be kept closed to keep sunlight from streaming into your bedroom. In the winter, curtains should be drawn to provide adequate insulation from the winter’s cold. Curtains should be placed to the highest possible location to block out any light that might keep you awake while falling asleep.
Bedroom deodorizers and perfumes should not be used at bedtime because these products contain strong scents. Scented candles and incense are also very potent scents that can keep you awake if they are too strong. A mixture of one cup of essential oils and a gallon of water can be used to create a relaxing bath and scent that will help you sleep better. Essential oils include peppermint, clary sage, geranium, lavender, orange blossom, ylang, Patchouli, pine, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood and ylang. This mixture can be diluted and used to scent bath and bedroom environments or added directly to a bath.
Aromatherapy is an essential component of an ideal sleep environment. Incorporating essential oils and other soothing fragrance can promote restful sleep and promote body relaxation. Lavender, chamomile, rose, hyssop, cedarwood and Rosemary oils can be used as unscented bases. A combination of warm water, bath salts, Epsom salt and cream of tartar can create an aromatherapy bath that will soothe your senses and promote a sound night’s sleep.
It is important to get the right mattress for your body type and sleeping position. Memory foam mattresses provide the optimum sleeping position and support. This type of mattress has numerous contouring and support systems built into its memory foam that conforms to your body shape and relieves pressure points while you sleep. Standard mattresses do not have this adjustable feature and often do not have the support to relieve pressure points in your neck and back that memory foam mattress do. If you like to change your bed and wake up with a refreshed body each morning, a memory foam mattress is the ideal choice for you.
A bedroom is a private sanctuary that should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Using scented candles to beautify your bedroom and create a relaxing atmosphere is a smart way to add more pampering to your nightly routine. Imagine coming home from a hard day of work and spending a romantic evening cuddling up on your favorite pillow. Imagine slipping into bed at nighttime only to feel the softness of your sheets against your body and hear the sound of your calming breath. Imagine that feeling every night when you slip into dreamland and slip away into a world of absolute relaxation.