Decluttering Your Bedroom for More Peaceful Sleep


Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our health and well-being, but it’s something that few of us prioritise. If you’ve been trying to improve the quality of your sleep or make it easier to fall asleep, you might have looked at changing up your sleep routine, cutting out caffeine, and things like not eating before bed and getting more exercise. But have you considered how your bedroom itself could be preventing you from getting a peaceful night’s sleep? A cluttered bedroom can damage your ability to sleep well. Here’s a look at why, and some things that you can do to help.

How Decluttering Helps You to Sleep

Clutter can cause stress and anxiety, which makes it hard to relax and fall asleep. Having unnecessary things in your bedroom, like items related to work, or exercise, can also be a reminder of things that you need to do, which can leave you unable to switch off or calm your mind. Removing mess and clutter, but also things that don’t need to be in your bedroom gives priority to your bed, sleep, and rest, making it much easier to unwind.

Commit to a Thorough Clean and Tidy

The first thing that you should do when it comes to decluttering your bedroom is tidy up. Spend time moving and cleaning behind and underneath furniture, throwing rubbish away and generally tidying things up. This gives you a great place to start from.

Remove Non-Essentials from Your Bedside Table

Being next to your bed makes your bedside table very important. It’s where you keep essential things, like a glass of water, a book, and your alarm clock. But it’s often home to clutter, and things that don’t have an obvious home, which can make it a distraction. Clear everything that you don’t need from the top, leaving only things that help you to sleep, or that you need first thing in the morning.

Ditch the Tech

Most of us are guilty of sleeping with our phones on the bedside table next to us. They are often the last thing that we look at before we go to sleep and the first things that we look at the next morning. This gives these devices great power over our happiness, but it also means that we are stimulated and struggle to sleep. Keeping your phone and other technology out of the bedroom can help you to sleep.

Organise Your Storage

Often our rooms get cluttered because we don’t have enough storage, or because the storage that we do have has become a chaotic dumping ground. While you are tidying, organise your under the bed storage and any other areas, so that you can give everything a home.

Invest in Clever Storage Options

If you are short on storage, or after you’ve tidied and organised, you still can’t find a neat home for everything, invest in smart storage solutions like drawer organisers and door hooks.

Most of us find it easier to relax and fall asleep when our bedroom is clean, tidy, and free from distractions. Decluttering, and keeping your room tidy could make a massive difference to how well-rested you feel.

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