Feeling well rested keeps us going throughout the day so it’s vital to have a bedroom that encourages a good night’s sleep. I often am working with clients to help them find better sleep and it’s not uncommon to see these “no-no’s”. Below is a list of items that I’ve been seeing in the bedroom lately. We begin by removing these items and then we add in some lovely elements to promote good sleep.
Here’s my top three items to remove from your bedroom....
1. Dirty laundry hamper – A dirty laundry hamper is filled with dirt, germs, food residue, dust, and who knows what else. Not to mention possible negative energy that you may have picked up while out and about in your day. This is not something you want in your bedroom so place in a bathroom, laundry room or somewhere out of sight.
2. Waste basket – I’ve been noticing some clients having waste baskets in their bedrooms, especially visible from the entry door and visible from the bed. I understand having waste such as tissues and such, however, unless you’re ill, the waste basket should be stored in another room, perhaps a nearby bathroom. If you must have one in your bedroom, ensure that it is hidden from view.
3. Computer – Yes, you’ve heard me discuss the problems with having a television in the bedroom, but I’ve been seeing a lot of computers in rooms lately. Laptops or tablets lying next to the bed is not an uncommon sighting. Looking at a computer, just prior to sleep can easily affect your sleep. Don’t believe me? Test it out with one week of electronics on and one off. I’m sure you’ll transition to reading a book before bed instead of staring at a computer screen soon!
The next step is to introduce items to trigger rest and relaxation of your body.
And…that will be my next post! Stay tuned!