In this bedroom you sleep like a rose

We spend about a third of our lives in bed. If you are lucky, it is in deep sleep, but research shows that many Dutch people have sleep problems. With these tips you get a bedroom to literally dream away.


We spend about a third of our lives in bed. If you are lucky, it is in deep sleep, but research shows that many Dutch people have sleep problems. With these tips you get a bedroom to literally dream away.

Research by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) shows that 20 percent of Dutch citizens aged twelve and older experienced sleep problems in 2017. They are difficult to fall asleep, struggle to sleep through, or wake up too early. "The importance of a bedroom is often underestimated", says interior advisor and feng shui master Nina Elshof.

Elshof: "In order to promote a good night's sleep, you can best see your bedroom as a nest, put a baby in a cozy crib, but adults also need shelter, and I recommend people sleeping in the smallest room. " Large bedrooms are often used for several things: ironing, watching television or working. "You simply have a harder time to sleep when there is still a full laundry basket waiting for you."

"See your bedroom as a nest" Nina Elshof - Feng Shui master

From gray to coral red

Jasmijn Alles is brandstylist at Auping and involved in the development of new collections. "Color has a lot of influence on how you feel" Calm tones stimulate your sleep quality We see that many customers choose a bed in a neutral color, after all it is a long-term purchase. "It is noteworthy that box springs often opt for shades of gray and white is just popular for a bedstead. "

"You can add color to your bedroom with bedding", Alles continues. "Textiles in saturated colors such as ocher yellow or coral red are doing well: they are warm tones that relax you in. You can also add an accent with a box spring with a subtle colored frame or a bedside table in a soft color that matches the style of your bedroom We just have a new bedside table in the collection that you can put together in terms of color. "

Ultimately, a mattress that fits the body at the base for a good night's sleep. In addition, a pillow is important. Everything: "The pillow is the mattress for your head Thick cushions look comfortable but are not good for your body Your spine should be straight when you lie on your side."

'Bedroom must be a bit boring'

According to Elshof, there are more factors that determine whether you are sleeping around the clock. "Feng shui assumes that your environment affects your well-being.If you want to sleep better, it is important that your bedroom is cool and dark.Use blackout window decoration and do your heating at night.A bed of metal or metal I would advise against furniture, but in the bedroom you will benefit from soft furniture with rounded corners, so you can relax more easily. "

Do not put an open cupboard in the bedroom or close the doors of your wardrobe. Elshof: "Only clean-up guru Marie Kondo has a neat wardrobe, but the rest of the Netherlands generally do not, so make sure you have a closet that you can close off, a mirror will double everything in your room. That is why you should cover your bedroom, in fact your bedroom should be a bit boring, with muted colors, because you fall asleep ", she says laughing.

"Cover mirrors in the bedroom at night" Nina Elshof - Feng Shui master

Ready for the night

Technology is playing an increasing role in the bedroom, but whether we should be happy with that? Everything: "We use smartwatches and sleeptrackers to monitor our sleep It is important that we remember that sleep is meant to restore your body and mind from what you experienced that day."

Bright blue light inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you drowsy. You should therefore not look at the screen of your phone or the television before you go to sleep. "It is better to create a sleep ritual for yourself, by reading a book, listening to relaxing music or meditating, so getting ready to go to bed."

REF: https://www.nu.nl/wonen/5677088/in-slaapkamer-slaap-jij-als-roos.html

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