To celebrate National Bed Month during March, Barratt Homes has collaborated with The Sleep Charity and revealed a list of helpful tips to enjoy a bedtime routine at its Nottinghamshire developments.
The month raises awareness on how important our beds are when it comes to a good night’s sleep, but many underestimate the importance of relaxing our bodies and minds as well as creating a calming atmosphere, which is especially important when moving to a new setting.
Barratt Homes has a selection of contemporary three-storey properties available at its Beeston Quarter and Romans’ Quarter developments, in Beeston and Bingham respectively, which feature sizable double bedrooms for a dreamy night’s sleep.
With the expertise from The Sleep Charity, the leading developer has unveiled its advice for how new homeowners can get their head ready for bed.
Jan Ruston, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “We’re working with The Sleep Charity to share some useful tips with homeowners on how to get the best rest possible when still getting used to their new bedroom.
“Our three storey properties in Nottinghamshire by providing a perfect sleeping environment away from the hustle and bustle of a busy family home, whilst also offering a sense of independence.”
Barratt Homes and The Sleep Charity’s top tips include:
First things first, make the bed
Moving house can play havoc with sleep and it’s important to relax before bed rather than unpacking. Your sleeping surface is extremely important to how you sleep so get your room ready immediately by making the bed and hanging curtains first, to block out external light and make a space that’s perfect for rest.
If you are looking for ways to mellow out, turn off your mobile phone half an hour or so before bed, listen to soothing music or practice mindfulness and meditation. You’ll be surprised how simple tasks such as these can help you sleep soundly.
Set a sleepy scene
If you’re wondering how to set up your new bedroom to ensure you get some shut-eye, the five star homebuilder and The Sleep Charity suggest keeping technology and gadgets in another room. Use your bedroom solely for sleep as the light emitted from your phone and laptop can suppress melatonin levels, making you feel less tired.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a comfortable bed, making sure your body is relaxed as well as your mind is necessary for sleep. The best bedrooms for rest are cool, dark, quiet and clutter free, so destress your mind by de-cluttering your new room and make a neat place for your belongings.
One of the many advantages to purchasing a new build home is that you’re getting a blank canvas that you can make your own. Incorporating some of these tips into decorating your home is sure to improve your quality of sleep.
Make time to unwind
Moving home can be a time-consuming process and if parting with those precious minutes is a problem, then choose the things that relax you the most and drop activities that don’t.
If you’re bored in a hot bath, skip it. If reading is not something you enjoy, opt for an audio book instead. Bedroom routines aren’t set in stone and it’s important to find the right activities that relax and suit you, to ensure you’re not wasting your time.
Time to clock off
Some people may feel that it’s hard to shut down with everything there is to fret about, so The Sleep Charity suggests writing your worries down. It may seem silly, but it helps to unburden worries and get them out of your head just in time for bed.
Those who work from home or even take it to bed with them, should leave their job in the study where it belongs and set a time to completely clock off. If you want to have a productive day in work, it all starts with your sleep.
Many of the leading developer’s larger properties provide a study for residents to keep their work separate from evening leisure. The seclusion of the office allows you to keep the spaces separate from the bedroom, which creates a better headspace for sleep.
“To be in the right frame of mind for sleep, you need your body and mind to be relaxed”, said Lisa Artis, Deputy CEO at The Sleep Charity, “lying in bed whilst working, or doing other important things is not conducive to falling asleep.
“Even the busiest of people including those who are moving, can make time for thirty minutes before bed and the next day, they will be thankful they did!”
Barratt Homes’ Beeston Quarter development accommodates the unique six bedroom Fircroft style home, available with prices starting from £379,995.
Romans’ Quarter currently has a selection of three and four bedroom homes available, priced from £279,995.
To find out more about the work The Sleep Charity does, log on to the website at https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/.
For more information on Barratt Homes’ available properties, call the sales team on 033 3355 8472 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.