Sleep Better by Choosing the Right Colour for Your Bedroom
- Going Blue, Yellow or Green for Better Rest
- Splash the Colors
- Silver Surprises Us
- Closing thoughts
The topic of sleep has gained a lot of attention in recent times as people are becoming more and more aware of the impact that a lack of sleep can have on their health, productivity, and overall well-being.
A decent night’s rest is crucial for our physical and mental health, and various factors can affect our sleep quality, such as alcohol consumption, caffeine intake, and nighttime activities.
However, did you know that the color of your bedroom can also play a role in how well you sleep?
A recent study conducted by Travelodge aimed to explore the relationship between color and sleep, and the results were quite intriguing. The research discovered that the color of your bedroom can indeed affect your sleep quality and duration.
And the results turned out to be quite interesting!
Do you have any idea which colors would benefit, or harm, your sleeping activity in the bedroom?
In this article, we will delve into the different colors and how they impact our sleep patterns:
Going Blue, Yellow or Green for Better Rest
If you think ‘blue’, you think ‘peace and relaxation’.
And you’re right!
It’s the color of the bedroom that actually helps people sleep the best (and most in hours).
Blue is known for promoting peace and relaxation, and the research confirmed this as well. It turns out that blue is the color that helps people sleep the best and longest, with participants in blue bedrooms sleeping for an average of 8 hours.
Additionally, blue was also linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate, which may explain why people slept longer in blue rooms.
Similarly, yellow and green colors also promote relaxation and calmness, leading to a good night’s sleep. Yellow has a calming effect on the body and mind, while green has a similar effect. These colors create a safe and sleep-conducive environment.
Overall, these abovementioned colors turn out to create a safe and sleep-secure environment.
Splash the Colors
Orange is known for its warmth, and the study found that it provides people with 7.5 hours of sleep on average. On the other hand, red and gold-colored rooms resulted in slightly less sleep, with participants sleeping for an average of 7 hours.
Heck, venture into the grey and browns and you’ll see a drastic drop in sleep hours. Specifically, those types of rooms will see figures around 6 hours of sleep.
Silver Surprises Us
Contrary to expectations, the color silver was found to have a calming effect on sleep patterns, leading to 7.5 hours of sleep per night.
It is believed that the illusion of moonlight created by the silver color may have something to do with it.
Then again, let’s not get too excited: silver is also the color that gets the highest number of people to work out in the morning!
On the other side of the color study, the color purple and its variants were found to have a detrimental effect on sleep, with participants in purple rooms sleeping for an average of fewer than 6 hours. The brain continues to work, making it difficult to relax, which results in less sleep.
In other words, stay away from purple!
In conclusion, the color of your bedroom can indeed affect your sleep and indirectly, your stress levels.
So, the next time you’re thinking of repainting or renovating the bedroom, keep these findings in mind.
Opt for blue, yellow, green, orange, or silver for better sleep, and avoid purple. A good night’s sleep is crucial for our health and well-being, and the color of our bedroom can play a role in making it happen.
So, choose wisely, and sleep tight!
About the author: The above article “How the Color of Your bedroom Can Affect Your Sleep” was written by Xavier De Buck, your top-producing Johannesburg real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Xavier has been nationally recognized and awarded for providing service excellence, exceptional property sales, whilst exhibiting the highest level of professionalism. With over 17 years of combined experience as a real estate agent, real estate investor and landlord, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Johannesburg, Xavier would love to share his property knowledge and expertise.
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