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4 Ways To Make Your Space Sleep And Work Friendly

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Bedrooms are called bedrooms for a reason. It's a place for well-deserved rest and other recreational activities. Ideally, it shouldn't be a multitasking room. We're not supposed to use it as a play area for the kids or a place to workout.

However, not all homes can accomodate having separate rooms for different purposes. Some homeowners have to work with what they already have and tend to incorporate their work areas into the bedroom.

If you're having trouble separating these spaces, here are some tips that you may find useful to strike a happy medium between work and play: 

Main photo from: iDesign Interior

Go offline

Nowadays, everyone uses some type of computer, plays video games, or checks their email on their phone a couple of hours before bed. You might think that these activities can help you fall into a deep slumber, but in reality, the light coming from these gadgets sends alerting signals to the brain. Make it a habit to keep your phone and other electronics away as you settle down for bed.

Keep your side table organized so you have a space where you can keep these essentials. Consider adding a tray as catchall.

Photo from Pioneer Pitstop

Sweet dreams

Whether it's a report that you have to read or a contract that you need to sign, avoid taking anything work-related with you when you hit the sack. Try your best to keep your bed exclusive for getting some shut-eye. Unconsciously, you are training your brain to associate your bunk with dozing off, giving you better sleep in the long run. 

Photo from City Lights and Sleepless Nights.

Stay motivated 

Sometimes, at the end of a long day, all we want do is crash. We procrastinate and tend to forget about tasks that we need to finish. To remind yourself to keep going, you can set up a mood board that you can see from both your desk and bed. You can hang up your favorite quotes, passages, or pictures of people who inspire you to help you visualize your dreams! 

Photo from Improvised Life.

Lighting is key

Lighting is always an important factor in designing spaces. Low light is linked with sleep so studying in a dim room can't help you absorb information, while sleeping in a bright room can trigger high energy. Try to find balance between natural and artificial light—for example, during daytime you can utilize the natural light coming in from windows and an adjustable desk lamp with different levels at night. 

Photo by iDesign Interior

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