What things are absolutely not suitable for the bedroom: they will ruin your sleep

Yulia LoseynkoLife
Good sleep requires maximum relaxation and comfort

A good night's sleep is the key to physical and mental health. Doctors of various specialties are saying this from all sides. And we continue to look for ways to get the best sleep possible - we buy orthopedic mattresses, use sleep trackers, eat products that make it easier to fall asleep, etc. But ordinary objects in the bedroom can also interfere with sleep.

OBOZREVATEL found out what things do not allow you to get a good night's sleep. And what exactly is wrong with them.


Smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. have already become an extension of ourselves. The screen is often the last thing we see before going to bed, and the first thing we look at after waking up. And this is a big mistake. Psychologists say that a bed should be associated with only two things: sleep and sex. Then, when we get into it, we will automatically set our body up for rest. If you read the news, watch movies, or play video games in bed, this connection will be broken. Ideally, there should be no gadgets in the bedroom at all.

Light indicators

In addition to attracting a lot of attention, gadgets are also equipped with a lot of light indicators. Flashing notifications, a light that shows the charge, an indicator of network connection - it seems that they all shine so weakly that they cannot interfere with sleep. In fact, they can't. Even a weak light source can affect the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for falling asleep. If you can't stand all the devices that flash their lights at you, at least cover the light sources.

Thin curtains

Curtains that are not thick enough create the same problem. In the evening, they let in the light of street lamps from the street, but in the morning they do not block the sun's rays. The ideal choice for those who do not sleep well is blackout curtains, which completely block the light. People who switch to them often note that they have started sleeping several hours longer.

Noisy things

The ticking of a clock, the buzzing of a computer or refrigerator, the dripping of water, and the hissing of an air conditioner do not help you fall asleep. These extraneous noises are especially bad for people with high levels of anxiety. Attempts to distract yourself tend to make it worse. Therefore, there should be nothing noisy in the bedroom.

Silk or synthetic bedding

Synthetic fibers do not allow the body to breathe. In summer, such sheets are hot, in winter they do not warm. If the fabric has a beautiful shiny satin surface, the bed also becomes slippery. You will also have to slide on natural silk. Therefore, the ideal choice for bedding is cotton or linen.

Uncomfortable clothes for sleeping

Tight elastic bands, thick seams, things that are too wide and bulge when you turn in bed, and even just unpleasant-to-the-touch fabric - all this can create additional discomfort during rest and disrupt sleep. Therefore, you should choose pajamas or nightgowns that don't feel like a second skin on your body at all, like a second skin. Some people may prefer to sleep without clothes. The main rule is that you should be as comfortable as possible in bed.


Of course, we often want to look at our loved ones, even if it's just a photo. But portraits should be placed so that they are not visible from the bed at all. The thing is that we are evolutionarily wired to pay attention when we see images of faces, especially eyes. This is how our brain tries to avoid the potential danger posed by a stranger looking at us closely, even if that stranger is a photo of your mom in a cute frame. So say no to portraits in your sleeping area.

Bright objects

Bright objects in the bedroom have a similar stimulating effect on the human brain. In nature, acidic colors often mean danger. For example, they signal that an animal or plant is poisonous. That's why we try not to lose sight of such colors. So it's better to decorate the bedroom in neutral and pastel colors, so it won't interfere with sleep.

OBOZREVATEL earlier wrote about an army method that helps to fall asleep in two minutes.

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