Bedroom Staples to Help You Ease into the Night

Increasing work responsibilities, relationship/dating issues, nerve-wrecking news cycle – everything seems to be a source of stress and anxiety these days, keeping you up and tense at night. Getting a few upgrades for your place might not be a cure-all, but they can still do wonders to calm you down and give you better night sleep. Here are a few home items that you can try…

Potted Plants

The greens are easy on the eye, boost our immune system and help us sleep better thanks to their oxygen emission. Some of them, such as devil’s ivy and rubber plant, are also good at removing toxins from the air.

 

Mood Lighting

If your overhead light is too bright or harsh, it’s time to consider a change. Try yellow bulbs, nightshades or string lights for a softer, warmer environment.

 

Room Diffusers

Room diffusers are not only useful to disperse pleasant, fragrant scents, but they can also be beneficial for your well-being. Lavender has calming and relaxing effects, pines and green scents lower stress levels, vanilla evokes a sense of comfort, and jasmine has been proven to improve sleep quality.

 

Body Care Kit

Give your skin some TLC with relaxing body care kit, which could include exfoliating scrub, lotion, salves and facial and body oil. It’s especially important in this dry winter season, where the low humidity can dehydrate your skin and make it red and itchy.

 

Quality Fabrics

Blanket, foot mat, pillowcases… the more comfy these are, the more easily you will relax and get into a deep slumber.