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11 Ways To Modify Your Bedroom So It’s Optimal For Sleeping

Your bedroom is your best friend. Aetna is here to help you make the most of it with this foolproof guide.

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1. Cool Your Room

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Setting your room temperature to approximately 65 degrees will help you rest easy. Studies show insomnia is linked to improper body temperature regulation, so make your room nice and cool for maximum comfort.

2. Paint for Peace

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Choosing calming color tones (like a shade of blue or green) for your bedroom walls can make you feel like you’re receiving a warm hug. Research shows that different colors can evoke different moods, so choose something that feels soothing to your eyes.

4. Goodnight, Light

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When getting ready for bed, turn off unnecessary lights, or install dimmers on switches to help you wind down. The body naturally associates light with being awake, so when it’s time for bed, make it as dark as possible. You may want to pick up thick blinds to block out all the unwanted light that creeps in. Or a sleep mask…for fashion.

5. Tuck the Electronics Away

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You’ve heard this before, but there is solid research that proves technology is keeping you up at night, so hide your phone/computer/tablet/pager in a drawer out of reach!

7. Consider an Air Cleaner

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These nifty machines remove all those invisible contaminants found in the air. They are especially helpful if your insufferable allergies are keeping you up past your bedtime.

11. Give the Dog a Bed

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If your precious pup shares your bed, they’re probably waking you up while their little paws run in their sleep. If you give your dog their own spot for snoozing, you won’t be disturbed.

Ready for your beauty rest? Aetna is here to help you improve your sleep habits.

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This material is for general informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. Aetna is not the author of this content.

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