If you want better sleep, and you’re not opposed to doing a little redecorating, here’s a tip: paint your bedroom blue.
A study from Travelodge says that, on average, people with blue bedrooms get 7 hours and 52 minutes of sleep per night. This is right on track with doctors’ recommendations for 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
The color blue is typically associated with feelings of tranquility, which is part of what makes it a good choice for a bedroom. This association can help reduce your blood pressure and your heart rate — helping you relax and calm down as you prepare for shut-eye.
If you don’t want a blue room, that’s okay. Those sleeping in yellow bedrooms get an average of 7 hours and 40 minutes of sleep, and people with green rooms get an average of 7 hours and 36 minutes of sleep.
Colors to avoid? Stay away from purple, brown, and gray. Purple especially is known to stimulate the brain, which is why it’s not a good choice for a bedroom.
If you’re not up to taking on a project like painting, something as simple as changing out your linens could make a difference. Bedding and décor in blue tones will still add that peaceful tone that you want without taking up a lot of your time or money. Check out our website to find great prices on blue bedding and accessories, and find yourself sleeping better in no time.