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There’s nothing like getting to lay down in bed after a long day, especially when you’re super exhausted from battling a chronic illness every day. But, getting a good night’s sleep or nap can be difficult if your bedroom isn’t a comfortable environment. So, take some time to clear any clutter taking up space in your room and then consider these additions that will make your bedroom the ultimate retreat.
A comfortable set of sheets, specifically flannel sheets, are so necessary! They will keep you warm and cozy so that you can sleep soundly all through the night.
Another great addition to make to your bedroom is a soft lamp or nightlight that you can turn on instead of a harsh overhead light. Softer light will help you to relax and even offer some relief from migraines or light sensitivity.
Another way to ease headaches or light sensitivity is by installing black-out curtains that will block any and all light from entering your bedroom. Plus, a dark room will definitely contribute to better sleep, allowing you to feel more rested when you wake up in the morning.
Essential oils can prove to be calming and even help relieve pain for some. Instead of lighting a candle to relax, try using an essential oil diffuser with a scented oil that you like.
Keeping clutter out of your bedroom is essential for maintaining its relaxation factor. That being said, make sure that all of your medications are neat, organized, and put away somewhere safe and out of sight. That way, you can take the guess work out of finding what you want when you want it. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your medications getting lost or into the wrong hands. Try using a pill organizer to keep things in the right place.
To go along with a medicine organizer, you may want to consider purchasing a lockbox for your meds to keep them safe. I recently got one on Amazon that works great!
A good way to keep clutter out of the way is by making sure your laundry gets done on time. However, that can be difficult for many with chronic illness. One way to combat that difficulty is with a lightweight laundry hamper that won’t be too heavy to carry to the washer and back.
Then, once your clothes are done, you can organize them into outfits for each day of the week. That way, you won’t have to stress every morning trying to find an outfit to wear. Try out a weekly clothing organizer that doubles as storage for shoes and sweaters!
A few years ago, I bought new nightstands for my bedroom and they turned out to be PERFECT for managing all of the things that I need beside my bed. (The link above actually goes to the exact nightstand I bought!) Consider buying nightstands that have an optional pull out tray (which comes in handy for eating and working in bed) and ample drawer room to contain necessities like medicine and other comfort items. Be sure to also buy a coaster or two to put on top so that it doesn’t get ruined by any beverages. I always have water next to my bed so coasters are a must.
Another thing that I have found to be especially helpful is having a place to sit down to do my hair and makeup so that I don’t have to stand in front of my bathroom mirror. Though a vanity can take up lots of space, there are many small options to choose from and the lost space is definitely worth it for the pain you will save yourself from!
What are your must-have bedroom accessories? Let me know in the comments below!