Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep {7 Tips}

How have you been sleeping? Staying asleep has been an issue for me these days, and since I have been trying to allow reality to simply be reality, I thought this was as good a time as ever to consider Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep.

While I haven’t studied the science of sleep since undergrad, there are plenty of ways to be more intentional about improving its quality. Of course, the discussion MUST begin with bedroom decor inspiration–a peaceful sleeping space is always a good start to any plan for more peaceful slumbers.

Stikwood (Hamptons) peel and stick wood paneled wall in a cottage style bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. Come see more Awesome Ideas for the Best Night's Sleep! #hellolovelystudio #stikwood #bedroomdesign #statementwall #reclaimedwood #hamptons

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Hello Lovely Studio. Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall

7 Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep!

Sleep Tip No. 1: Make Your Bedroom Environment Relaxing

Parada Upholstered Panel Headboard.. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! See Beautiful French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style lends itself to a tranquil mood in the bedroom and is easy to love.

Parada Upholstered Panel Headboard. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Tufted French Country Headboard: FIND HERE. French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Frech Grey Side Table. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Safavieh French Grey Side Table: FIND HERE. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Parada Upholstered Panel Headboard. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! See more French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Toulouse Wagner Upholstered Bench. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! A timeless and tranquil Upholstered Bench: FIND HERE. French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Round accordion style side table

I’m crazy about these accordion style side tables in the bedroom and bath: FIND HERE

Saguenay Upholstered Bench. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! How about a beautiful bench for the end of the bed? Upholstered Bench with Spindle Legs: FIND HERE. This bench works in the dining room, mud room, bedroom, and beyond! French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

French country upholstered arm chair. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! A French inspired accent chair for the bedroom and beyond: FIND HERE. French Country Bedroom Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Letellier Upholstered Bench

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep!Beautiful French Country Bedroom Furniture: FIND RIGHT HERE.  French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

French country mirror

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! French Country Mirror: FIND HERE. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

French country arm chair

This French Arm Chair is not too hefty in scale and may be perfect for a tranquil classic bedroom: FIND HERE. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is perfect for a tranquil bedroom and so easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.

Don’t just take my word about how peaceful design elements create a relaxing bedroom environment!

See #9 in this great sleep article.

Park Hyatt Paris guest suite with mahogany paneled walls and gold accents. Photo by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #parkhyattparis

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. A tranquil hotel suite at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome.

Sleep Tip No. 2: Trust Advice from the Pros

These healthy sleep tips may make a big difference.

Beautiful French farmhouse bedroom with vintage style iron beds, rustic wood beams, and chandelier. Vivi et Margot. Photo by Charlotte Reiss. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bedroom #frenchbedroom #farmhousebedroom

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! See the rest of this FRENCH FARMHOUSE by Vivi et Margot RIGHT HERE.

Sleep Tip No. 3: Resist That Late Night Craving

You don’t want to hear this one, but it’s truly a big deal. My dreams are crazy scary if I eat dinner too late or give in to my sweet tooth after 10 p.m.

French farmhouse inspired bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall behind bed. #hellolovelystudio #stikwood #hamptons #bedroomdecor #frenchfarmhouse #shiplap #statementwall #cottagestyle #interiordesign #farmhousestyle

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Hello Lovely Studio. Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall in our French farmhouse inspired bedroom.

Sleep Tip No. 4: Linen & Cotton

Can’t decide between linen sheets or cotton? Here’s a blend which may be just right in any season, and more pretty options are RIGHT HERE.

Cotton Linen Sheet Set

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Brielle Cotton Linen Sheet Set: FIND HERE.

Sleep Tip No. 5: Soothing Moisture & Aromatherapy

A few years ago when I required physical therapy and weekly massage of my lower back and hip for complications of scoliosis, my therapist introduced me to these incredible professional grade products. I have used them for years to soothe my own muscles and skin and for reflexology treatments I give to loved ones. The fragrance of this Stress Management oil blend relaxes me immediately – I think it’s the scent of orange coming through the blend that is especially powerful for me.

In fact, the fragrance of orange blossoms seems to be the olfactory equivalent of LOVE to my senses. I won’t soon forget the smell of the orange trees at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel a few Februaries ago…love-scented air is just the BEST.

Lotus Touch Essential Oils Blend - Stress Management. Photo by Hello Lovely Studio. #essentialoil #oilblend #stressrelief

Lotus Touch Essential Oils Blend – Stress Management…FIND HERE.

Stress Management Essential Oils Blend details:

This powerful aromatic blend  contains Organic Orange (to uplift and energize), Lavender (to balance and calm) and Sandalwood (to de-stress).

Essential oils in this blend:
Orange, Lavandin, Cedarwood Himalayan, Lemon, Clove, Ylang Ylang, Lanvender, Roman Chamomile, Rose Absolute and Sandalwood

The blend can be incorporated with oil or cream during massage and is ideal for diffusion.

Need a diffuser for your nightstand to gently mist the stress away?

doTERRA petal diffuser.

doTERRA Diffuser: FIND HERE.

Lotus Touch Moisture Rich Cream. Photo by Hello Lovely Studio. #massagecream #lotustouch

Lotus Touch Moisture Rich Cream…FIND HERE. Also pictured: Lotus Touch Essential Oils Blend – Stress Management…FIND HERE.

Moisture Rich Cream details:

Natural oils including Grapeseed and Borage glide without being greasy. Boswellia Serrata and Chamomile help calm and soothe. Fragrance-free and ideal for dry skin and for use on the face and hands. Non-comedogenic, no nut oils and water dispersible.

Neutral bedroom decor in a minimal luxurious bedroom and sitting area. Hello Lovely Studio. #bedroomdecor #minimal #luxuriousbedroom

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Sleep Tip No. 6: Hello, Lovely Sweet Dreamy Pillow…Sleepgram

I was thrilled to review pillows offered from Sleepgram since my pillows needed to retire (ha!).

How does it enhance sleep? It’s truly something different. I have been struggling with sleep these days as I battle through a GI illness and am so grateful to have this versatile pillow upon which to lay my head and also to utilize as a body pillow. If you have tummy or back trouble, maybe you understand  too that sometimes a pillow tucked between or beneath the knees can relieve pressure and ease pain.

This one’s a no-brainer. No matter what type of sleeper you are (back, side, stomach), here’s an allergen-free pillow with a 100% cotton cover which offers 3 different ways to enjoy it. I had never seen anything like this innovative design. Oh, and it certainly feels like down! But the fill is actually long and thin microfiber!

What do you mean it’s unique? A plush and soft outer cover conceals two inner pillows you can mix-and-match; hence, three possible combinations: soft, medium, or medium-firm. Arrange and re-arrange the inner pillows until you find your ideal comfort level!

What I admire most about the lovely design?  The high quality, zippered cotton cover gets thrown into the wash – keeping my skin as clean and clear as possible with all those hours of contact with it.

Sleepgram pillow set.

Here’s the pack on our bed: FIND HERE.

What you see below is the cover, the soft insert, and the medium insert. I like a medium-firm pillow so I use both inserts inside.

Sleepgram 3 piece design.

Sleepgram 3-piece design.

I think of Sleepgram’s smart cover design as a cozy cocoon that both keeps away the dust mites and offers my noggin more options.

Sleepgram open pillow.

Sleepgram open pillow.

Psst…Sleep Easier With a Sleepgram Pillow Knowing You’re Also Helping…Through partnerships with organizations domestically like The Salvation Army, purchases support charitable organizations that keep families together and support those who cannot support themselves.

Sleep Tip No. 7: Prayer & Pretty Thoughts

I saw a funny meme the other day which read something like, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake…COOL. That’s not a bad way to go.” I guess it is all perspective.

Prayer is such a lovely way to enter dreamland.

Pema Chodron quote: Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away. #pemachodron #quote #struggle #hellolovelystudio

Hello Lovely Studio – Pema Chodron quote.

AS IF you needed another vulnerable photo of me taking a pretend nap.

Oy. No, no, no.

But a deep thought from Pema? Yes, yes, yes.

Sort of off topic, but…

Does your bed ever look like this (see below) with a zillion gorgeous decorative pillows during the day or when you have company? Because sometimes it can take me serious time to clear the decks, and I wonder if I have lost my marbles. It’s a  harmless pillowy nesting thing or terribly neurotic ritual or both, I guess. I may need to write a psychological exposé on the practice.

Beautiful luxurious bedroom by Studio L London. #bedroomdecor #interiordesign #londonapartment #studiol

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! See more of this London home with interior design by Studio L London.

YOUR TURN…I love collecting wise tips for snagging a better night’s sleep…do share your secrets!

 

Farmhouse bedroom with minimal decor and walls painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. Hello Lovely Studio.

See more of this 1875 restored farmhouse!

Also.

How many pillows sit upon the bed in your chambers at this moment?

French farmhouse style bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio. Stikwood (Hamptons) reclaimed pine wood statement wall. #hellolovelystudio #stikwood #hamptons #shiplap #statementwall #reclaimedwood #frenchfarmhosue #bedroomdecor

Awesome Ideas for the Best Night’s Sleep! Hello Lovely Studio. Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall.

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

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6 Comments

  1. Sharon
    September 6, 2018 / 6:45 am

    I pray you are better! Your post soothe me. Thank you.

    • michele
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Still not sure what is causing problems but feeling much better today after a good night’s rest. 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, friend.

  2. Karol
    September 6, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Seven pillows are on my bed right now. I’m glad you got a good night’s sleep.

    • michele
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      That’s a good number! I did and I feel very good at the moment – maybe things are healing?

  3. Michele
    September 7, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Good news that you’re on the mend ! It seems so easy to either overdo while on a trip or pick up a bug that isn’t in our usual diet (or hitchhiking on a plane.) Hopefully this gave you some well-needed rest to enjoy the Fall season <3

    • michele
      Author
      September 7, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      YES – I’ll take any hope or reprieve. I became ill the first night of vacation so it’s confusing. Things got worse when I returned home. Don’t know if it’s a Crohn’s flare after years of remission, gallbladder, or a seriously vicious virus. Oh I hope I can eat solids soon! 🙂

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