Whether you’re buying furniture for your own bedroom, or you’ve just bought some bunk beds for kids and you want to make sure they are getting the support they need to sleep well at night, making a comfortable bedroom can take a little bit of work and planning.  Here are some ideas that should help guide you in your decision making.

A good mattress is important, but you don’t need to break the bank looking for one.  If you don’t have the money for a high quality mattress (and they can be expensive) look into purchasing a memory foam mattress topper instead.  These toppers can turn a decent mattress into a very good one, and are not very expensive either.  They won’t fix a broken or bad mattress, but they can make a good stop gap solution until you are able to buy a new mattress.

If you find yourself distracted at night, try emptying out your bedroom a little bit.  If you have a computer in your bedroom, take it out.  In fact, if you arrange your home so that you don’t do anything in your room besides sleep, you’ll actually trigger your brain to get a little sleepier when you go in.  You’re training yourself to calm your mind down when you go into the room, which can make a substantial difference in how quickly you fall asleep at night.

Finally, get dark curtains to keep out the sunlight.  Chances are the sun rises before you get up in the morning, and that sun can trick your brain into waking up a little, meaning that you will either wake up earlier than you want to, or you will get less fulfilling sleep.  Avoid that with darker curtains that will mask a lot of the sunlight.

Hopefully these ideas will help you create a bedroom that is comfortable and helps you get enough sleep each night.  It can make a world of difference in your day to day activities!