Snooze and Don’t Miss The Moment of Good Sleep: Why Your Bedroom Design Matters

June 14, 2023



Rick Formalejo

Having good quality sleep is vital for people to function properly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep can affect your day-to-day performance and increase your risk for memory problems, heart disease, weak immunity, mood changes, and accidents, among others. 

Importance of bedroom design

Several factors cause sleep deprivation, such as sleep disorders, poor sleep hygiene, lifestyle choices, work obligations, and other medical conditions. The bedroom can also affect the way you sleep, from its layout and lighting to the beddings you use.

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Understanding Bedroom Environment

When designing a house, it is essential for architects to understand the individual needs of the end-users. Each room must be designed according to the intended purpose. Hence, form follows function. A well-designed bedroom offers a cozy, comfortable space where one can get a relaxing rest after a long day. 

Why Your Bedroom Design Matters
Why Your Bedroom Design Matters
Why Your Bedroom Design Matters

An important element for a relaxing bedroom is the lighting. Natural light and darkness influence circadian rhythm which guides your sleep-wake cycle. Bright lights send signals to the brain to produce cortisol, a hormone that helps one stay alert and energized. Darkness, meanwhile, signals the brain to produce melatonin, a hormone that induces feelings of sleepiness and relaxation. 

Why Your Bedroom Design Matters

The choice of mattress and bedding are also crucial to have a good night sleep. Choosing the right mattress depends on your sleep preferences. Some enjoy the close body contour of memory foam while others prefer the springy feel of a mattress with coils. Newer mattresses also offer modern technology that promise to improve quality of sleep. But it is important to consider your body weight, normal sleep position, and your preferred softness or firmness of the surface. 

Finding the right bedding items, meanwhile, comes down on your personal preference. When selecting a pillow, it’s best to consider the firmness, thickness, and its durability. For sheets, you may choose whether you like a crisp or silky hand-free.

Why Your Bedroom Design Matters

The fabric of your sheets play a role in getting good sleep. Brands like Linen & Homes have developed sustainable bedding woven from 100 percent cooling viscose. Since it’s made from bamboo fibers, these sheets have a natural cooling effect. They help regulate body temperature and do not retain heat so you stay cool. This is an ideal option for homes in tropical areas like the Philippines.

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Linen & Homes Showroom | Photo Courtesy by Linen & Homes

Using these sheets also minimizes your impact on the environment as they are sustainable. Bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative fiber source as is grows faster and can still reproduce even after a harvest, and it requires less water.  

Linen & Homes also made their sheets hypoallergenic and antimicrobial to suit people with sensitive skin. It is free from allergens, dust mites, and bacteria. The anti-microbial properties also mean the bamboo plant does not need pesticides, making it zero chemicals. 

Designing the Ideal Bedroom for Sleep

Most often than not, bedrooms reflect the personality of the ones who sleep in them. You can still incorporate your personal style while keeping the space a cozy place to sleep in. The color scheme is vital when designing a bedroom. Choose colors that make you feel at ease at bedtime, like softer, warmer colors. 

Why Your Bedroom Design Matters
Why Your Bedroom Design helps sleep

For the layout of your room, make sure to avoid the cramped feeling. Regardless of the size, use every space efficiently by choosing the right size of the bed and not having extra furniture pieces that take up space. You should also be able to move freely around the room, especially in the dark, by removing potential tripping hazards. 

Pay attention to the important elements that promote a relaxing bedroom environment, including the lighting, sound, temperature, and bedding. Collaborate with your architect and interior designer so they can design your bedroom well according to your sleeping needs.

Photos by Ed Simon of KLIQ

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