When you move into a new condo in Downtown Boston, one of the first things you’ll want to do is create a sleep sanctuary. As you put the pieces together, here are a few tips for improving your sleep space.
1. Put Plants in Your Bedroom
Plants help to clean pollution out of the air and add oxygen to the environment. Having better air quality will ensure that you sleep soundly throughout the night, and they will make the room look bright and cheerful during the day.
2. Have a Good Mattress
You spend a third of your time lying on your mattress, so it makes sense to get a comfortable one. Avoid mattresses made with polyurethane foam or formaldehyde-based adhesives, since they have been linked to cancer, asthma, and allergies. Instead, try to find a low-chemical mattress that is supportive and comfortable.
3. Shift Your Furniture
Feng shui techniques can make your sleep more restful and peaceful. Position the bed so that the headboard is not facing the door and have a nightstand on either side of the bed.
4. Pick Calming Colors
Bright and bold colors do not promote rest and relaxation. Try to use muted, lighter colors on the walls, and limit bright colors to small accents. Use a related color scheme, such as blue and purple, instead of a contrasting one, such as blue and orange, to avoid making the bedroom too energetic.
5. Avoid Bright Electronic Devices
The light from computers, smartphones, and televisions is a bright, bluish light that mimics natural daylight. This tricks the brain into thinking it is time to wake up. Avoid all bright electronics for an hour before bed to fall asleep faster.
6. Get Light-Blocking Window Treatments
The human body is very sensitive to the cycle of light and dark. Sleeping once the sun is up can lead to disrupted and restless sleep. Shades or curtains that block out sun and streetlights will help you sleep well at night, and they can be pulled aside during the day to flood your bedroom with cheerful light.
While kitchens and closets get a lot of make-or-break credit when it comes to buying condominiums for sale in Downtown Boston, bedrooms are equally important. While you may not spend as many waking hours in the bedroom, having a sleep sanctuary will significantly enhance your overall quality of life in ways a nice kitchen can’t. If you haven’t found the right place yet, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 617-720-5454 and request an appointment with one of our experienced real estate agents.