As we get older, sleep naturally changes. Older adults tend to have more difficulty falling asleep, and spend less time in deep sleep. Although some of these changes can be attributed to chronic disease, anxiety, medication, or other issues common among seniors, even healthy people can have trouble sleeping as the years go by.
If you’ve ruled out any medical issues that may be underlying your sleep issues, or you simply want to do everything you can to get enough rest, changing your bedroom decor may be part of the solution. Creating a space that’s relaxing and conducive to sleep and rest can go a long way toward helping you fall asleep sooner, stay asleep longer, and get more restful sleep. It doesn’t have to be a major overhaul either. Just a few small tweaks to your bedroom’s decoration can make a big difference.
Clear the Clutter
How do you feel when you are in a cluttered, messy room? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t feel all that comfortable or relaxed. If you suspect this could be disrupting your sleep, you’re right. A 2015 study found that people who sleep in cluttered rooms are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and are more likely to wake up in the night.