Your Bedroom Design May Be Affecting Your Sleep – Here’s How

Everyone reading this knows the value of a good night’s sleep. We’re willing to bet, however, that not everyone reading this article will currently be getting regularly nights of satisfactory and comforting sleep. A number of reasons can cause this, be that you looking after your first newborn, an overstuffed work schedule stressing you out, or in some cases, because your bedroom hasn’t been well-designed for sleep.

But what does that mean? After all, sleep is sleep, and most people can sleep anywhere with a little time and patience. You may have slept away long car journeys while you took turns driving with your partner, for example. 

However, for the kind of regular sleep we can only have at home, it’s important to consider how the design of the space may be affecting your restful comfort. Sure, you may have the bed in place, dim the lights, and enjoy relative peace from noise, but make sure these following elements aren’t interfering with your restful comfort in kind:

Color Psychology

Color influences our mood more than we think. That’s not to say that if your room is bright and has mixed colors, you’ll never sleep soundly again, nor that deep blues or greens are the only way to get a restful sleep. However, using softer shaders, implementing colors linked with serenity such as lavender purple, and ensuring the color scheme isn’t too busy can help you feel more relaxed and peaceful in the space, which also affects the warm lighting you may enjoy while reading at night before sleep. As such, consider your color psychology, and if the room is too “loud,” consider lowering its visual volume.

Ventilation & Airflow

Ventilation and airflow within the household matter if you’re to be comfortable, especially at night. A stuffy room with stale air is often less comfortable. It’s good to make sure the temperature is regulated and the air remains breathable – purifiers and ventilation measures like HVAC systems and proper HVAC installation can help. A great hvac design will help ensure that your bedroom will be cooled and heated efficiently. You should also consider contacting an ac repair technician to service your hvac system regularly to maintain its efficiency. If necessary, leaving your window on a ventilation lock and using a simple fan with a low hum to provide white noise and move the air around the room can be essential. In hotter climates, ceiling fans can also be fantastic, and offer a hypnotic quality if you watch them before sleep. For colder regions, you may want to check your heating system if it still heats your room efficiently. If not, maybe it’s time to get a replacement via experts that do furnace replacement in Riverdale, NJ. Visit sites like or for additional guidance.

Light Pollution

We don’t need to patronize you by suggesting a dark room is better to sleep in than one with the ceiling light on, but certain light bleed may be out of your control. If you live on a street with streetlights (as many do), you live near the bright signs of commercial enterprises, or cars pass your window often, you may need to block out some of that difficult light pollution ahead of time. Luckily, roman blind installation will entirely cover your window, allowing you to cut out most of that light bleed and helping you relax in a darker space more conducive to sleep.

With this advice, you’ll hopefully see how your design may be affecting your sleep, and how to go about fixing that.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.