Is Your Bedroom Perfectly Prepped For Sleep?

Is Your Bedroom Perfectly Prepped For Sleep?

Having a bedroom that’s perfectly prepped for sleep will help you to drop off easier at night, stay asleep, and have a better quality of sleep overall. Maybe you think you’re bedroom is perfectly prepped for sleep, but after reading this, you’ll come to realize that it’s not.

Here are some things you need to consider, think about, and do if you want a bedroom that’s perfect for sleep.

The Right Temperature

Your bedroom needs to be the right temperature for sleep, or you’re going to struggle. You may end up lying awake, or waking up constantly because you’re uncomfortable. Being too hot or too cold can do this. Your bedroom should be between 60-67 degrees for optimal sleep.

A Comfortable Bed

Your bed needs to be tailored to your own individual needs. There’s no one size fits all that suits everybody. It can be even harder to set up the perfect bed if you sleep with another person. The best thing you can do is go and test beds in person. You need something that’s not too firm, but not too soft; usually, this means being able to fit two fingers under your back while lying down. Also focus on having breathable, high quality bedding that will last. The higher the cotton count, the more luxurious the bedding, usually.

Get The Lighting Right

Pitch black is the only real way to get a quality sleep. You shouldn’t even have lights from TVs and appliances, as they can disrupt your sleep and confuse your circadian rhythms. Make sure you can dim the lights when you’re relaxed, and then completely shut them off when it’s time to sleep. Blinds are one of the best ways to block lights out from outside, too.

Incorporate Scent

Most people don’t consider this point, but it can be a real game changer when it comes to quality sleep. Make sure you scent your space with aromatherapy or something similar, as this will help you to drop off much more readily than without. Some oils out there are just perfect for naturally drifting off into sleep, like lavender. However, there are lots out there, so there’s something to suit everyone if you don’t like the smell of lavender. Aromatherapy is far better than using candles or incense, as you don’t want to leave something burning while you drift off.

Make It Void Of Technology

Your room should be totally void of technology. If you have TVs and other appliances in there, you’re going to end up lying awake at night. This isn’t just because of the light that they can emit, but because you will begin to associate your bedroom with things other than sleep. This can make it extremely difficult to drift off, so if you need something to help you out, read a book instead. A book will help you to feel tired in no time at all.

So, is your bedroom perfectly prepped for sleep? What are you going to change? Leave your comments below!

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Little White Romper + 6 Easter Activities for Families in Houston

This week will be a busy one. Not only am I wrapping up the girls’ easter baskets but I am also trying to decide what we will do for Easter Sunday. This is the first time in years, that my husband will be off work and able to spend it with us, so I’m a little out of practice. I think we will change that this year! 😉

If you’re in the Houston area and looking for ways to spend Easter with the family, keep scrolling because I’ve added six activities you can do this weekend, from Egg Hunts to Eats – something for everyone.

I also wanted to share this cute little white romper with you. No, this will not be my Easter outfit, but since Spring is officially here, I am all about Rompers and Dresses. I am also loving denim jackets, because they go with everything! Colorful pom-pom sandals are also my things lately. I am linking similar items below for you to shop. If you’re wondering about the coffee in hand… Well that’s me trying to energize for all the things I have to do this week. 🙂

  1. If you’re in the Katy area, add the 2000 Easter Egg Hunt at Mary Jo Peckham Park 5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy, TX 77493. This FREE Egg Hunt is from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM and hosted by the Now U Know Life Church.
  2. Also in the Katy area, is the option to do Easter Bunny photos and take advantage of the Egg Hunt at Kingdom & Wheels 25757 Westheimer Pkwy, Unit 190, Katy, TX 77494. This event is from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM this Friday and the price is only $10 per child; call (832) 437-7039 for details.
  3. If you want to skip the Egg Hunts, and only take photos take the little ones to The Galleria, pictures with the Easter Bunny are available into the weekend.
  4. The Downtown Houston Aquarium is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday and Easter Brunch on Sunday.
  5. Another option for Brunch with the Easter Bunny is State of Grace. The Easter Bunny will be greeting families and posing for pictures on Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  6. You can also catch the Easter Bunny for Brunch Brennan’s of Houston, call 713.522.9711 for reservations.

While this are some of my top options for Easter, there are many more around the Houston area. I hope you have a great Easter in whatever you decide to do. 🙂

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We end up getting used to our properties and neglecting them. As time goes on, we clean them less frequently, allow junk and mess to accumulate, and fall slack on repairs and maintenance. But this doesn’t have to be the case. While major problems can be rectified at any time, they are likely to be time-consuming and costly if ignored for long. Instead, why not set out on the right foot and do everything you can to keep your home in good condition and on a positive progressive path. Here are a few things that you can do to help yourself along the way!

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Otherwise you could clean up your diet and hit the gym, or find any exercise that you enjoy. Something high intensity will work the quickest but start at a level you’re comfortable with and work your way up. Not only will you look better but you’ll be fitter and healthier too meaning the summer in general will be much more enjoyable.

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