With these tips, you can use your mattress and
accessories to create the perfect comfort zone
1. Ban the hectic of every day life from your bedroom so that you can really relax. The home office next to your bed, the ironing board in front of your closet and the laptop on the nightstand all signal work and according to experts, could cause you to sleep badly.
2. Create your own individual comfort zone. Every person has different needs when it comes to their mattress. Weight, height, body type and sleeping preferences are determining factors in deciding which model is the right fit. In order for both partners to have a refreshing sleep, it is usually advisable for couples to sleep on two different mattresses. All Grafenfels models can be practically combined and fit flush with each other — this is because they all have the same height and do not create gaps between them.
3. Surround yourself with natural materials in your comfort zone. A bed made of wood, a carpet made of wool and sheets made of cotton all serve to create a pleasant atmosphere and a feeling of harmony.
4. Use warm and muted colors in your comfort zone. These colors have a calming effect on a person. When choosing colors keep in mind that dark colors create a feeling of security and light tones create a relaxed atmosphere. We know from the psychology of color that we associate colors with particular feelings and that colors can automatically affect our moods. This is why your bedroom should never be painted red. Our nervous system reacts to this color by producing more adrenalin. The result is that our blood pressure becomes higher and our breathing becomes faster. This makes it harder to sleep.
5. Block the sun and other artificial light out of your comfort zone with the help of shades, blinds or curtains — at least when you are sleeping. Refreshing sleep needs darkness. Light decreases the body’s production of melatonin although it is exactly this hormone that is needed when we are tired. If necessary, use a sleep mask to block out the light.
6. Reserve your bed for sleeping. Surfing on your laptop, eating or phoning can be done elsewhere. Otherwise, your mind will forget what the mattress is actually for. Of course, the well-known exception to this rule is a good book on your nightstand.
7. Do without a TV in your comfort zone — even when you are used to closing your eyes while watching late night television. Those who cannot do without a TV near their beds should at least try not to use the television to fall asleep. The blue glow and white noise emitted by your television can rob you of your sleep. Sleep becomes more shallow and we are definitely less refreshed afterwards.
8. Make sure you have a cool climate — even if sometimes it seems a little chilly. The ideal temperature for your comfort zone is 18 °C / 65 °F. Temperatures that are too high can disturb the sleep process.