The Ideal Bedroom in 4 Steps

The ideal bedroom is one that creates a perfect sleep environment. In order to accomplish this, there are four key areas to address: automation, comfort, lights, and atmosphere. Each one of these areas is vital to a good night sleep so that you can wake up in the mornings feeling rested and energized. To create, convert or remodel your room into the ideal bedroom, check out the following tips: Get Automated Automation refers to the process of reducing or removing manual effort to get things done, and it can be accomplished through various technological devices. Ideally, automation is a great way to help eliminate steps and worries from one' pre-bed ritual. Things like lighting, alarm clocks, room temperature, fans and other devices can all be automatically set to one' desired specifications in order to create the ideal bedroom and sleep environment, then implemented via the tap of a button on the device that controls all of the settings. One product that captures the essence of a stress-free sleep environment, is the¬†ZEEQ smart pillow. This pillow can not only control the lights, but it can control many other things including securing smart door locks through an integration with IFTTT (If This Then That). Connect your ZEEQ to IFTTT and in just one tap of the "start sleep" button, the entire home and bedroom can be adjusted to your ideal sleep environment. This removes stress, tedium and will help you rest easy sooner. Get Comfortable Comfort is essential to any ideal bedroom and it', quite possibly, the most important aspect. Being comfortable in your room can help you to feel relaxed, peaceful and aid in getting some good sleep. Attaining optimal levels of comfort starts with the following items: Mattress Choose a mattress that has an ideal level of firmness to support your body weight and spinal alignment, in addition to feeling comfortable to sleep on. Side sleepers may want to choose a softer mattress, while back sleepers choose medium firmness and stomach sleepers choose a firmer mattress. It may also be in your best interest to choose a mattress made out of materials like¬†memory foam with cooling gel, to ensure a cooler night sleep. Pillows Like mattresses, pillows should also be chosen based on your predominant sleep position. For back sleepers, choose a medium level of firmness. For side sleepers, choose a firmer pillow. Stomach sleepers require a softer pillow to sleep on. REM-Fit carried a line of¬†adjustable pillows, perfect for any sleeper. Sheets The National Sleep Foundation recommends sheets with a thread count between 200 and 400. Additionally, sheets should be made out of natural fibers like Tencel¬Æ because of their high levels of breathability which ensure a cooler night sleep. Additionally, they are soft, comfortable and ensure moisture wicking. Shop¬†high-quality sheets.   Turn Out the Lights For many people, their ideal bedroom needs to be completely dark in order to sleep well at night. This is partly due to the fact that electronic devices, outdoor lights, and indoor lighting can disrupt our sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, they can stimulate our senses, which wake us up instead of relaxing or sedating us. Experts recommend to turn off all lights, use curtains or shades to block outdoor lights and to turn off all electronic devices at least a half hour before bed. If you have to use your tablet or smartphone at bed time, then enable their night-modes to dim the light. Set the Atmosphere Comfort and sleep can be greatly influenced by the room' atmosphere, which can be divided into two categories: temperature and humidity. Normally, a room' temperature is set to whatever the person desires that ensures a comfortable, restful night sleep. Experts believe that the optimal temperature should be around 64 degrees Fahrenheit. A room' temperature can also be affected by a person being naturally hot or cold at night, the climate they live in, the season and if they are suffering from an illness. Humidity can be defined by the amount of water vapor in the air. For many, humidity is not something often thought of when creating an ideal bedroom. However, experts at The Mayo Clinic believe that indoor humidity levels should be between 30 and 50 percent. If your home doesn't meet this range, then a humidifier can be used to increase the humidity. Typically, the winter time is when there' less humidity both indoors and outdoors, which causes dry air and a host of issues. Optimal levels of humidity can help alleviate and soothe dry skin in the winter, help those that suffer from asthma, eliminate or reduce bloody noses, and soothe those suffering from colds, the flu and allergies.