Lost your ticket to Slumberland? There are likely a few things keeping you up at night, and here’s the kicker: They’re probably all coming from your bedroom. The way your bedroom looks, feels, and, yes, even smells, plays a huge role in getting a healthy dose of shut-eye. So let’s get down to your bedroom’s business, so you can get down to sleep.
keep it clean
It’s easy to let stuff pile up in your bedroom—it’s the one room in your home rarely seen by guests. But all that clutter can do you more harm than good. A cluttered room not only stresses you out, it can get pretty stinky, too. Here are a few tips to help you keep it clean.
- Make your bed every morning.
- Keep everything organized and tucked away.
- Take time to pick up before bedtime.
- Don’t snack in bed.
You’ll feel much more relaxed (and your bedroom will smell better, too).
Want continuous odor elimination that’s perfect for bedtime? A Sleep Serenity Bedroom Diffuser will delightfully soothe your senses into Slumberland.
Now that your room is tidier, let’s talk sleepwear and bedding. Save the workout gear for the gym—loose-fitting, breathable, super-soft pj’s are the way to go. The same goes for your sheets and comforter: The softer and lighter, the better. Keep ’em clean (pros recommend washing once a week), and try detergents and softeners with calming scents, like Tide and Downy Infusions, to get your brain ready for sleep mode.
Add a mist to the mix: Spray Sleep Serenity Bedding Refresher on your sheets and comforter to help you wind down from a long day (and eliminate odors, too).
keep it cool
Your bedroom is neat, your bedding smells great, but what about the air? Let’s start with the temp: No one wants to sleep in a sauna. A warm bedroom is uncomfortably sticky—and provides a whole new slew of sweaty odors to keep you up at night. Be sure the air is cool and fresh (between 60 and 67 degrees), and don’t let it get stuffy—crack a window at night or let the air circulate during the day so you’re not breathing in recycled snores. If it still feels like you can cut the air with a knife, try an air purifier.
Make that cool air smell a bit more delightful: Our Sleep Serenity Bedroom Mist is a great way to add a few whispers of lullabies to the air at bedtime.
a nighttime notification on notifications
What do you bring to bed with you other than your blankie? If you’re like most, you snuggle in with your phone or tablet. Ditch ’em and try a book instead. Make your restful haven an electronic-free zone. If you can’t part from your phone because it’s your alarm clock, keep it facedown on your nightstand (and make sure the ringer and vibration are off).
Now that the room is free of electronics, set a Sleep Serenity Bedside Diffuser on your nightstand (no batteries required).
the dog nights are over
You’ve transformed your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary… but it’s time to talk about that hairy guy in your bed. You know, the one who kicks while he dreams and licks your face for attention. Yeah, we’re talking about your dog (or your cat, or partner, whatever’s the case). Your furry BFF might be part of the reason you can’t drift off each night. Invest in a pet bed and keep it next to yours so you can sleep together, but apart.
Fresh idea: Have a bottle of Fabric Refresher Pet Odor Eliminator nearby to freshen up their bedding (in case Fido’s funk still keeps you up at night).
it’s the right time to scent your nighttime
Now let’s add some odor elimination to your nightly routine. You’ll be surprised how well the Sleep Serenity Collection soothes you. Before you snuggle up on your pillow, create a bedtime atmosphere Old Man van Winkle would envy, with dreamy scents (Warm Milk & Honey and Moonlit Lavender). Whether you spritz, spray, or set the tranquil freshness to go all night long, you’ll be counting sheep (and definitely not smelling them) in no time.