Sleep On It: The Perfect Sleep Setup
Ah, sleep. Wonderful, worshipped sleep. Universally loved but often elusive, sleep is something we all could use a little more of.
Though most of us can agree there’s nothing more delicious than a languorous afternoon nap or a full, 10-hour slumber, we don’t pay as much attention to our sleep setup as we should. We spend hours noodling on our phones, allowing that disruptive blue light to bore into our brains, and lay our heads to rest on those stuffy, synthetic pillows we’ve been carting around since university.
But what if we transformed our trundles, built up our boudoirs to make them the sanctuaries we truly deserve? Well, that would be pretty damn dreamy.
Naturally, it all starts with a great bed. This is where you can let your imagination run wild. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist? Do you want a sweeping canopy bed or a simple frame with storage underneath? Whatever fits in your space and speaks to you is a great choice.
Once you’ve selected your ideal bed, it’s time to think about your mattress. It’s best to change your mattress every six to eight years, so it’s very possible you’re due for an upgrade. Ditch that old, squeaky mattress in favor of something comfortable, eco-friendly and long-lasting. Coco-Mat makes some of the best around. They’re made entirely from natural materials and just might be the most comfortable mattresses we’ve ever slept on. How can you argue with that?
And now for the good stuff. Taking your bed from clinical to cloud-like. Great bed linens are key for creating the perfect sleep setup. You don’t necessarily need to splash out for 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton, but gorgeous, good quality sheets make a world of difference. We love crisp, classic white, but there’s also something to be said for having a little fun with your linens.
For a real princess and the pea moment, pile it up with pillows, and pile it high. Sweet patterned pillows add a pop of colour, while embroidered cotton and jute cushions keep things cohesive with calming neutrals. We also love adding a gorgeous blanket to bring a bit of texture and keep things cosy. Whether you go bold or simple, you can’t go wrong.
Though it can be tempting to take work into the bedroom or zone out with Netflix in bed, keeping your bedroom for sleeping (and sex, of course) is essential for good sleep hygiene. Try to leave your devices in another room, go analog when it comes to an alarm, and think about creating a sleep routine. Whether that’s a cup of tea – or a glass of wine – before bed or 30 minutes with a good book, it’s important to wind down.
Get ready for some well-deserved zzzs.