Want a better night’s sleep? A study from Travelodge shows that one way to do this is to paint your bedroom blue.
Blue is generally associated with feelings of calmness, which helps people unwind and fall asleep. It also has a physical affect on the body, as it helps reduce your blood pressure and slow your heart rate , which helps people stay asleep. According to the study, people who slept in a blue room got seven hours and 52 minutes of sleep — more than people with any other wall color.
Really, the biggest color to avoid in a sleeping environment is the color purple. Even though Radiant Orchid was the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014, purple tends to stimulate the mind, and those with purple bedrooms slept only six hours a night. While this makes it a great color for lots of other rooms, it’s a major drawback in the bedroom.
Even if your room isn’t painted blue, a blue theme in your décor and bedding can make a difference in the way you sleep. Simply changing up your sheets and comforter could be the key to a more restful night. Check out our website to find great deals on bedding in the most calming colors. In just a few minutes, you could be well on your way to better sleep.