Something’s keeping you from sleeping well at night—and guess what, it’s not your loud next-door neighbor (OK, maybe it is, but we can still help!). Turns out that it’s more likely your room’s fault.
If it’s your dream to have a reason to redecorate your bedroom (for me, every day), now’s your chance, because it could make all the difference for your sleep cycle. The average American sleeps a little over six hours a night, so why not make those the best six (or so) hours of your life?
First things first: It’s time to go shopping. Here’s what you may need: a plant, dark curtains, a plush rug, a progressive alarm, and a yellow light bulb. You might also want to consider changing your pillow based on how you orient yourself while you slumber.
Confused? Check out this infographic by Made.com to see how these items (and even more changes to your bedroom!) could make for the ideal sleeping habitat. Because better sleep equals better work. And better work equals you moving up that ladder even faster. Or even just moving fast enough to get home a little earlier on Friday.
Infographic courtesy of Made.com. Photo of person in bedroom courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author