The Power of Decluttering For Improved Sleep

by: Jennifer

Roughly 28 million Indonesians have problems sleeping. With studies showing a strong link between sleep quality and physical and mental health, it is increasingly important for people to find ways to sleep well, consistently. Doing so is also likely to help your emotional awareness. While diet and exercise can go a long way to improving sleep quality, another very powerful tool is making your room as minimalist as possible.

Making your bedroom a sanctuary

First things first: it is important to address your sleeping environment. It goes without saying that, whatever style it is, make sure your bed is well-padded, supportive and comfortable. Furthermore, the space around your bed and on your floors should be as clutter-free as possible. The reason for this is that, while your eyes may be closed, it can be hard for your mind to switch off if you're aware of untidy clothes or bags strewn about the room. This will deprive you of deep sleep. Keep electronics devices out of the room; the blue light from screens had been shown to disrupt one’s circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall, and stay asleep. Meanwhile, try to go to bed at the same time each night, and keep lighting to a minimum (choosing soft, warm lighting, if any).

Practice mindfulness in bed

Studies show that mindfulness can improve sleep, pparticularly insomnia. Using elements of meditation, mindfulness works by training your mind to focus on the present and acknowledge particular feelings or thoughts. Through some visualization techniques and deep, gentle breathing, mindfulness enables you to calm any agitated or anxious thoughts, putting you in control of them rather than the other way round. In doing so, you are more likely to be relaxed and, consequently, able to fall asleep. Try making time for some mindful meditation at the same time each night as part of your bedtime routine, in order to help you unwind and nod off. If not clear you can try find the therapy for help you more info visit

Keep persevering

Going through sustained nights of broken sleep is frustrating to say the least. Don’t lose heart though. The important thing is to make your bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible, while also creating a routine for bedtime (including mindfulness). Try to exercise regularly and not eat too close to bedtime, in order to tire out your body (and mind), and give yourself time to digest your food. Hopefully you should gradually find it easier to fall asleep for longer, and feel all the better for it.