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4 Ways To Make The Bedroom Better For Sleeping

Everyone deserves a full eight hours of sweet slumber every night!

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Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

Do you ever get into bed early only to find yourself tossing and turning all night? We think you'd all agree when we say that not having enough sleep is one of the worst feelings in the world. If you've been having trouble getting some shut-eye, here are some tips you can try: 

1. Place a potted shrub of lavender on your nightstand.

According to a study by the US National Library of Medicine, the scent of lavender alone helps send infants into a deeper slumber while it helps induce sleep in adults. Their research also states that constant exposure to lavender can reduce anxiety levels, slow down the heart rate, and lower blood pressure. 

READ: 3 Household Plants That Can Help You Sleep Better

2. No green thumb? Try essential oils instead. 

While it may not be as effective as live herbs, these spa staples can still lull you into a calmer state. A great choice for relaxation purposes is chamomile as it relieves tension and insomnia. Add a few drops of this essential oil to your scent diffuser and it will surely send you off to dreamland in no time. 

READ: 5 Fragrances To Help You Sleep Better

3. Invest in better pillows. 

There's nothing quite like crashing on a soft pillow after a long day, but you won't get your well-deserved rest if you own pieces that are flat and lumpy. If you think your pillows are still worth saving, try flipping them every now and then to keep them in good condition. If not, it's time to consider buying new ones.

READ: How-To: Reviving Flat Pillows

4. Comfortable sheets 

Aside from adding pillows, keeping it neat, and changing the bedding regularly, you can also invest in a quality duvet to keep your bed sweet and snug. Make sure to have a few in your linen closet as alternate pieces when you switch sheets. 

READ: 4 Duvets For A More Relaxing Sleep

PHOTOS: Marc Jao (Main) | Vincent Coscolluela (2 and 3)

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