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Posted May 17, 2022 by Rental Advisors

Rental Hacks for a Better Night’s Sleep

Your quality of sleep can be the difference between a good day and a terrible day. Lack of sleep can affect your overall health. With a quality sleep, you’ll feel better, get sick less often, improve your memory, and lower your risk of serious health problems. 

If you’re having trouble feeling at home in your rental, try these simple suggestions for a better, more restful sleep.

Get comfortable

Make your rental bedroom as comfortable as you can. Swap out the overhead light fixture for a smart bulb that you can dim. Philips Hue smart lights offer a wide array of colours and shades that fit regular fixtures. Alternatively, avoid the overhead light and purchase soft bedside lamps for dimmer lighting.

What you sleep on is just as important as where you sleep. Get the best night's sleep with a mattress that keeps your spine aligned. Quality mattresses don’t come cheap, so do your research and try all types of mattresses before you buy. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a new pillow while you’re at it. Look for one that supports your neck and feels comfortable without any adjustments.

Create a calming space

For a restful sleep it’s best to make your bedroom a place with minimal daytime activities. If you’re bedroom doubles as a home office, try to separate the spaces. This will help your mind relax when it’s time to sleep and stay focused when at work. 

Purchase quality sheets and blankets that are soft to touch and offer breathability, so you won’t get too hot while sleeping. Adding plants like Lavender and Jasmine to your bedroom will help promote a calming environment. 

Block out the light

Sometimes even a little light can keep you awake. Headlights, streetlamps, and even the early rising sun can affect sleep cycles. Blackout curtains and blinds are thick and block outside light from shining through your window. If you can’t add blackout curtains, a sleep mask can work the same way. 

Blue light stimulates our brains, which can make it harder to fall asleep. Keep the TV out of the bedroom and avoid using a tablet, e-reader, or smartphone before bed. Instead, meditate, or do some yoga before bed. Even mild exercise can help improve your sleep.