woman sleeping soundly after setting up your apartment bedroom for better sleep

When you move into a new apartment, it can be difficult to adjust to your new surroundings. One of those adjustments will be getting your sleeping schedule back on track. You are in a new place with new sounds, sights, and new surroundings. It’s important to set up your space in a way that will promote relaxation and help you get some much-needed rest. Here are some tips for setting up your apartment bedroom for better sleep. 

Design with Relaxing Colors

When you go to bed at night, the last thing you want is to be distracted by bright and obnoxious colors all over your room. Softer and warmer colors tend to promote feelings of relaxation and should be utilized in the design of your bedroom. Homeowners can paint their bedrooms, but as an apartment renter, your options for painting and decorating may be limited. However, you can still add calming colors to your décor in your sheets and comforter, area rugs, wall art, and more.  

Organize and Reduce Clutter

You have probably heard the expression that a clear bedroom means a clear mind. Believe it or not, the visible clutter in your home can be a distraction in your mind when trying to fall asleep at night. Organizing your apartment, especially your bedroom, on a consistent basis will help to keep your dream area neat and tidy. 

Use Proper Lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference when setting up your apartment bedroom for better sleep. It’s important that your room is as dark as possible when you lay down to go to sleep at night. The darker the room, the better reaction it will have to your circadian rhythm. If you need to make your room darker at night you can use blackout curtains. Leading up to bedtime there are some improvements you can make as well. Warmer light bulbs tend to help with relaxation over the cooler bulbs. Also, shutting off all technology including cell phones, tvs, and computers at least an hour before bedtime can help improve sleep. These devices give off a blue light that has been known to disrupt positive sleeping habits. 

Muffle Out the Noise

Another thing to consider when setting up your bedroom apartment for better sleep is the sounds in your apartment. Sometimes living in an apartment, you have to deal with noisy neighbors, animals, or traffic nearby. If you are dealing with any of these situations, a white noise machine can help to drown out the sound or you can play comforting music to help soothe you to sleep.