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Bedroom healthy furnishings - 10 tips for ideal sleeping conditions

You want to decorate your bedroom in a healthy way and create ideal sleeping conditions? Then you've come to the right place! Create a room temperature of around 18 degrees, regularly provide fresh air, don't eat heavy meals before going to bed and minimize sources of noise: that's clear! There are countless Tips for better sleep and a meaningful Sleep hygiene. But how exactly can the furnishings in your bedroom help you to sleep longer, more restfully and in a truly healthy way? After all, there are often countless "sleep killers" around your bedroom that you are not even aware of.

In this article, I would like to give you some valuable advice on how to create the ideal bedroom for healthy sleep - from the color scheme, bed and mattress to flooring and plants. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Implement a concept of soft colors
  2. Choose your bed and mattress wisely
  3. Place the bed in the ideal place
  4. Make sure you have the right pillow
  5. Furnish your bedroom with natural materials
  6. Take care of the curtains on the windows
  7. Invest in natural bed linen
  8. Benefit from the abilities of some plants
  9. Opt for a natural floor
  10. Limit your bedroom inventory to the bare essentials

1. implement a concept of soft colors

Soft colors in the bedroom provide a healthy sleep

A healthy bedroom should have a Cozy atmosphere and relaxing mood create. A color concept of cool, soft shades has a calming effect on body and soul - often unconsciously. Ideally suited are rather lighter natural tones, delicate colors like Pink, Light gray or also a pleasant combination of dark blue or dark green wall paint and slightly brighter furnishings.

You should definitely avoid bright, flashy and stimulating colors such as yellow and red when furnishing your bedroom to promote health.

2. choose your bed and mattress wisely

A healthy bed should be stable, made of natural materials and provide the body with lasting support. From my own experience I can tell you sustainable organic beds recommend. These can be, for example From pine wood a material that is even said to improve the quality of sleep. In any case, you should avoid metal beds, as they are usually not quiet and are considered electrical conductor function.

Basically, however, a good bed must suit your personal needs - this also applies to the Mattress. It should also be free from harmful substances, be of organic quality, provide a high level of support and enable you to sleep soundly for many years.

3. place the bed in the ideal place

Not only the bed itself, but also its location should be chosen wisely. Feng Shui teaches, for example, that magnetic forces can affect the quality of sleep. This is why you should not sleep with your head facing south. In fact, the study confirmed "Influence of the earth's magnetic field on resting and activated eeg mapping in normal subjects". a deep sleep phase lasting a few minutes longer when facing east-west. Nevertheless, this slight deviation is of course not a clear indication.

What definitely helps is the Positioning your bed in a low-light and low-noise location without disturbing draughts. It also helps many people to sleep directly against a wall.

Make sure your bed is facing the door. This creates (evolutionary) more security (you have unwanted intruders directly in view) and usually lets you sleep better.

4. pay attention to the right pillow

In principle, the ideal pillow should meet the Neck supportto ensure that your lying position is as natural and relaxed as possible and to avoid overstretching.

However, which pillow will help you get a healthy night's sleep depends mainly on your preferred Sleeping position dependent.

Back sleeper should prefer a medium-thickness neck support pillow so that the spine retains its natural S-shape at night.

For Side sleeper a special side sleeper pillow is recommended. It raises your head and relieves pressure on your neck and spine. In this way, you can prevent tension and back pain - a measure that in turn allows you to sleep more restfully.

For Belly sleeper pillows that are rather flat and thin are suitable so that the cervical spine is not overstretched.

5. furnish your bedroom with natural materials

Bedroom healthy furnishings with natural materials

Do you want to create the perfect bedroom for a good night's sleep? Then there's another tip waiting for you apart from the usual advice! Keep away from artificial light and artificial aromas around your bedroom.

Stattdessen solltest du sowohl bei deinen Möbeln, als auch bei der Deko und bei allem was sonst noch so zu deiner Schlafumgebung zählt, auf Naturalness. Der Traumfänger aus Organic cotton, the wooden bed from ecological forestry and the homemade bedside table from old oak wood - to name just a few examples.

6. care for curtains on the windows

If possible, your curtains should also be from natural fibers like linen or cotton and ideally allow maximum natural light to pass through.

Darkening curtains and roller blinds help to keep out artificial light. Because even if you have all the light in your bedroom Light sources eradicated light from street lamps or passing cars could still shine in from outside, disturbing your healthy sleep.

Tip: Have you ever dealt with the Environmental problem of light pollution busy? In the linked article you can find out why there are only a few places in the world where it is completely dark and what effects this has on humans and animals.

7. invest in natural bed linen

If you want to furnish your bedroom in a healthy way, you should also opt for naturalness when choosing fitted sheets, comforter covers and pillowcases. Bed linen made from Linen is recommended in this respect. The fabric cools in high temperatures, for example, wicks away sweat and makes it easier to sleep.

When choosing bed linen, always make sure that the bed linen is matches the preferred color scheme in your bedroom and put you in a restful, calm mood. It's worth it!

Good to know: I do not recommend silk bed linen for animal welfare reasons. Why it is without animal suffering no classic silk can be found in the linked article.

8. benefit from the abilities of some plants

Not all, but some plants can make a positive contribution to the indoor climate and promote healthy sleep. While too strongly scented, allergy-causing and diseased plants have no place in the bedroomThere are others that produce oxygen at night, for example, and purify the air. These can be, for example, the bowhemp, the Green line and aloe vera.

Here is a small list with recommended plants for the bedroombut you should only use them to a healthy extent:

  • Aloe vera (produces oxygen)
  • Green line (produces oxygen, filters pollutants)
  • Bow hemp (produces oxygen and purifies the air)
  • Rubber tree (filters pollutants also from the wall and floor)
  • Mountain Palm (regulates humidity, filters pollutants)

Which plants can you recommend for the bedroom? I look forward to your suggestions and tips in the comments column.

9. opt for a natural floor

The healthy furnishing of your bedroom starts with the choice of flooring. Ideally, it should be warm, quiet, barefoot-friendly, low in harmful substances and easy to care for. Overall, it should simply have a certain Comfort and quiet room acoustics so that body and soul can come to rest during the night.

Also Carpets create such a cozy and peaceful atmosphere. However, you should vacuum them regularly to remove the dust particles they contain from your sleeping environment.

10. limit your bedroom inventory to the bare essentials

A bedroom shouldn't look like a junk room - and laptops, smartphones and other technical gadgets have no place there either. At least subconsciously causing stress clutter and bright screens with blue light are the main reasons why many people sleep badly and unhealthily.

Instead, take care of Peace, order and darkness - and make sure that only the things that are important for your sleep are in your room. This is another way to promote healthy sleep.

Bedroom healthy furnishings? No problem!

Creating a healthy sleep environment is simple

Although it is impossible to say in general terms what the ideal, healthy bedroom looks like, there are an incredible number of things you can adjust when it comes to bedroom furnishings alone. For example, create a soft color scheme, place the bed in the right place, furnish as minimalistically as possible, ensure peace and order - and consciously choose natural materials such as wood, linen and organic cotton.

You have now been given lots of sleep-promoting tips for your bedroom furnishings. Now it's your turn to put them into practice. Do you have any questions, tips or your own experiences with healthy sleep that you would like to share? Then just write me a comment.

Stay healthy and rested,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: I have also written a detailed article with advice on how you can optimize your Make your bedroom as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. Be sure to take a look there too!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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