Is Your Bedroom Sabotaging Your Sleep?


If getting quality sleep has been problematic for you, maybe you’ve overlooked your bedroom.

Your bedroom could actually be affecting how well you sleep each night.

Yes, pause and think for a moment about what you have in your bedroom and how your furniture and accessories are set up.

Our bedroom is much more than a room with a bed; it’s supposed to be a sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation.

The quality of your sleep is directly influenced by the environment you create in your bedroom.

Let’s look at the importance of making your bedroom a sacred place for sleep, free of distractions and I’ll share some simple tips to help you transform your space into a dreamland.

The Power of a Sacred Sleep Space

Your bedroom should be a haven where you can unwind, let go of the day’s worries, snuggle and get intimate with your significant other, and drift into a peaceful slumber. It’s essential to create an atmosphere that supports this ultimate relaxation. When you have a sacred sleep space, you’re setting yourself to wake up feeling rested, refreshed, balanced and energized to tackle the day ahead, and that’s powerful.

7 Tips for Creating a Distraction-Free Sleep Haven

1. Declutter and Simplify: Start by decluttering your bedroom. A clean and organized space sets the stage for tranquility. Remove unnecessary items, put away clothes and other laundry, and keep surfaces tidy.

2. Choose Soothing Colors: Opt for calming and soothing colors like soft blues or pastels, muted grays or gentle greens. These shades create a serene atmosphere and promote relaxation.

3. Invest in Quality Bedding: Your mattress and bedding should be comfortable and inviting. High-quality pillows and a cozy comforter are worth the investment.

4. Mindful Lighting: Examine the lighting in your bedroom. Use blackout curtains to block out external light and choose soft, warm lighting for a calming ambiance.

5. Banish Electronics: TVs, smartphones and laptops are distractions that can interfere with sleep. In fact, the blue light emitting from devices has been shown to negatively affect the body’s natural circadian rhythm, and electromagnetic frequency (EMF) waves emitted from them can interfere with your ability to naturally relax. Leave them out of the bedroom or set designated “unplugged” times.

6. Create a Bedtime Ritual: Establish a relaxing bedtime routine to signal to your mind and body that it’s time to wind down. This could include unwinding with a warm drink, some gentle stretching or practicing mindfulness meditation. We covered this wellness tip in a couple of emails this week in case you missed them (they’ll be posted on my blog soon at

7. Check Out the Art of Feng Shui or Vastu Shastra: Feng Shui or Vastu Shastra principles emphasize the importance of bedroom layout for harmonious energy flow. Position your bed so you can see the bedroom door and avoid placing it under a sloping ceiling or heavy beams. Vastu Shastra works similarly to Feng Shui; it means “science of architecture” and originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It’s based on ancient Hindu scriptures and philosophy, with a focus on creating spaces that harmonize with the elements of nature and cosmic energies. If you’d like to learn more, contact me here.

So, today, see if you need to take stock of your bedroom and how it might be affecting the quality of your sleep. If it is, make some adjustments based on these tips.

You don’t need to embark on an expensive makeover. Keep it simple: focus on decluttering and creating a calm, inviting and serene space that grounds your energy and promotes optimal sleep each night.

Sweet dreams are awaiting you! When you sleep well, you feel balanced, refreshed and grounded: mind, body and spirit.

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