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Top 5 Bedroom Colours to Help You Sleep Better

HELEN WAKEFIELD

Creating a soothing bedroom space is important – it’s a sanctuary to enjoy a peaceful and refreshing night’s sleep after a long day.

 

Research has found it’s not just your mattress and pillow that can affect the quality of your sleep…

 

Science says that looking at certain colours can relax you, making colour an important factor when creating the right ambience in your bedroom. Studies have investigated how colour influences the quality of our sleep, finding that sleep can actually be enhanced by choosing specific soothing shades.

 

Here are the top five bedroom colours known to help promote relaxation for a better night’s sleep.

 

1. Blue

 

According to most studies and surveys, shades of blue are best for their soothing properties and promoting calm. It’s said the colour slows the heart rate, reduces anxiety and even reduces blood pressure, which is perfect for a place meant for relaxation.

 

A survey conducted by Travelodge found that participants who slept in a blue room got the best night’s sleep above any other colour, clocking in an average of 7 hours and 52 minutes of sleep per night.

 

Photo: Pooky

2. Orange

 

Certain shades of orange can create a warm and cosy atmosphere which helps to relax the muscles – vital for getting a good night’s rest. Apparently, this comforting colour can also aid digestion, especially if you have just eaten a large dinner, further helping the body to prepare for rest.

 

Photo: Pelaburemasperak

 

3. Green

 

Green is a restful and quiet colour that symbolizes nature and brings feelings of serenity and contentment. Beautiful and comforting, it attracts harmonious feelings, diffusing anxiety and helping us to stay calm and refreshed.

 

In fact, according to a recent study by Dulux, green is the best bedroom colour to help us sleep better. Considered as the most restful colour, green has a calming effect that is believed to help relieve stress.

 

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4. Silver

 

It is said people who have silver bedrooms feel that they are soothed by the metallic tones. As silver mimics moonlight, it lets the brain know that it’s night time.

 

As well as the sleep-inducing properties to help you fall asleep quicker, silver can have an unexpected side effect – one-fifth of those with silver decor said that they are more motivated to exercise in their silver bedroom.

 

Photo: Autoblogsamurai

 

5. Purple

 

Purple is said to be a stress-reducing shade, and although some reports say that this colour is not conducive to sleep and can in fact cause vivid dreams and nightmares, others state that certain shades can promote sleep.

 

Violet shades create a peaceful environment – the colour signifies strength and calm, and has the capacity to bring balance. Studies even suggest that the power of meditation can be ten times greater under violet light. So now you know the secret to powerful meditation and better sleep.

 

Photo: Kukun

If you’re looking to redecorate your bedroom, why not consider your colour options carefully – you never know how much of an impact it could be having on the quality of your sleep!

 

 

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