There is nothing worse than waking up and immediately feeling groggy, just knowing the day ahead is going to be a long one. If you find that this is an all-too-often occurrence, it may be time to assess what your sleep environment (aka your bedroom) looks like.
Choose the right bed setup.
Everything from your sheets and throw pillows to your mattress should make falling into bed at the end of a long day relaxing. Finding the right mattress can make a world of difference, so make sure to do your research and shop around before making your final decision.
Have secondary lighting.
I have string lights around my room for when I still want light at nighttime, but not the bright light that emits from my lamp. The dimmed lighting really helps me wind down if I want to read before bed, or even just watch a show.
Consider blackout curtains or shades
Are you having trouble sleeping in on the weekends because your body is too used to a 7:00 a.m. wake-up call during the week? Room darkening curtains or shades could make it easier to sleep in without the harsh light peaking through. Get a better night’s sleep by making this easy switch.
Keep the temperature cooler.
Are you waking up in the middle of the night feeling uncomfortable because of how hot it is? Not ideal. If the weather isn’t hot enough for AC, try keeping a fan on your nightstand. This can double as white noise as well.
Keep your bedroom clean.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but an organized room will make for a more relaxing environment. Avoid working or eating in your bedroom to help maintain a clutter-free environment.