Renowned Sleep Coach Shares Bedroom Design Secrets
NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm
We all know a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for our mood and for our health. Unfortunately, there are many stressors in our daily lives that interfere with the number of hours of sleep we get and the quality of our sleep. Sleep is the foundation of our well-being. So, why not make it a priority?
To uncover the luxury of a good night’s rest, the first step is to look at your bedroom design. It’s no surprise your environment impacts your quality of sleep. That’s why we partnered with Sleep Like A Boss Founder and Certified Sleep Science Coach Christine Hansen. An Amazon best-selling author, she has helped CEOs and executives in some of the biggest international companies put their sleepless nights to rest.
Whether it’s a bedroom redesign or, better yet, planning the new design for your bedroom before you move into a new home, Christine has key tips on how to find more ZZZs and ultimately a better quality of life. Our 25 years in the luxury moving business has taught us: the key to a well cared for move, and new life chapter, is careful attention to every detail. Pure luxury is caring for one’s peace of mind and wellness, and that includes sleep.
“When moving into a new home you have a clean slate, an opportunity to create a bedroom space that encourages relaxation and sleep,” said Sleep Like A Boss Founder Christine Hansen.
Christine offers this advice for making sleep the foundation of your bedroom:
Color: Interestingly, color doesn’t have a big impact on your sleep. Your bedroom environment should be one that you enjoy. When you enter your bedroom, liking the way it looks is essential.
Clutter: Even though we might pretend that we don’t mind clutter; it is still unnerving and unsettling. Clutter is the physical evidence of our unfinished projects and our never ending “to do list.” Remove any furniture, such as a chair, that may end up as a landing zone for clothes to pile up. And, do not have a lot of photos and images in the bedroom. Keep design elements to a bare minimum.
Plants: Plants can make a huge difference. Having fresh oxygen is excellent for sleep.
Bed: Your bed is obviously something that should be chosen with care. When you are on the market for a new mattress, make sure you test it out. You can usually test them for at least 30 days.
Invest in beautiful bedding. It will motivate you to make your bed in the morning and you will look forward to something lush and beautiful.
Lighting: Make sure your lights aren’t too bright. When you go to bed, you want to signal to your body that it’s nighttime. Super bright LED lights deter the sense of night and rest. Have warm, dimmable lights.
Now you can rest easy, Christine’s tips will make dreams a reality. Soon your sleepless nights will slip away, no more endless nights counting sheep. You will think your new rested life is an enchanted fairy tale come true.
Laura McHolm is an organizational, moving & storage expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company. NorthStar Moving Company is an award winning, “A+” rated company, which specializes in providing eco-luxury moving and storage services.