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4 Tips for a Sleep and Work-Friendly Bedroom

bed-and-workAfter a long day of work, we always look forward to relax and rest in our bedrooms. If possible, this place shouldn’t be a multitasking room. As much as we want to have separate rooms for our different needs, not all homes can have that luxury. Some of us need to maximize our bedroom and use it for other actives like a play area for the kids, to exercise or to work. Here are some ideas on how to make your bedroom a place that is ideal for both sleep and work:

1. Disconnect

These days, almost everyone use their gadgets before going to sleep. We think that checking our emails, watching videos or browsing social media sites can help us fall asleep.  Actually, the light coming from these devices send signals to our brains that keeps us alert that makes sleeping more difficult to achieve. Always put your phone and other gadgets away from you before going to bed. Organize your side table where you can put your devices.

2. Take a Break from Work

You have a report to finish, a contract that needs to be read, and the list goes on. Doing work-related activities before hitting the sack will not help you achieve a goodnight sleep. Make an effort to keep your bed exclusive for sleeping. This is one way to teach our brain to associate the bed with sleep and not work. In the long run, falling asleep will be easier for you.

3. Stay Inspired 

Being motivated to finish our tasks can sometimes be a challenge especially after having a very busy day. We come home and just want to sleep right away. After getting that peaceful sleep, it is nice to wake up inspired the next day to complete the things that we need to accomplish. Set up a mood board that you can easily see from both your bed and desk. Put your favorite quotes, pictures of people who inspire you or your dream destination to help you stay positive!

4. Find the Right Light

It is important to know the right lighting to use in every room. This is also very crucial to achieve the proper balance in your bedroom if you need to use it for both sleeping and working. Keep the light low when it’s time for you to sleep. Avoid working in a room with dim lights because it will be difficult to stay focused and absorb information. Bright light triggers high energy so sleeping in a well light room is definitely not advisable. Find the right balance between natural and artificial light in your bedroom. Take advantage of the natural light coming in from your windows during the day and use an adjustable desk lamp at night.

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