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5 Things In Your Bedroom That Can Improve Your Sleep

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5 Things In Your Bedroom That Can Improve Your Sleep

It is often overlooked, but you are going to spend a big part of your lifetime inside your bedroom. Just think of all the hours that you spend while asleep on your bed, not to mention the number of hours spent awake while inside the room.

The bedroom is initially designed to make sleep the best experience you could have. This is important so that you can fully rest and rejuvenate your body to face the new day ahead. Here are a few things you should consider to improve your sleep quality.

1. Make Sure the Room is Well Lit

Light is a very important factor in any room, that is why you need to make sure that there is a perfect balance of natural and artificial light inside your own bedroom.

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Sunlight must be able to penetrate into the room at certain hours of the day. This is important because natural light can rejuvenate the room and kill microorganisms inside. When it comes to artificial light, pick a light bulb that can light up the entire room so that you are able to read a book without hurting your eyes. Rely on your lampshade to give you that dim effect that you need at nighttime.

2. Optimize the Room with Plants

Plants don’t just add aesthetics inside the bedroom, they can also boost the air quality inside the room and add a bit of much-needed fresh air.

We all know that plants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into oxygen that we can breathe. This means that having plants in your room will lead to improved indoor air quality. Big plants are not always suitable for bedrooms, so instead go for succulents and other small plants to add a breath of fresh air into the ambiance of your room.

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3. Keep Electronic Devices Organized

Having electronic devices around the room can be useful to help you relax. However, it can also be stressful if they are disorganized and lying around in places where they shouldn’t be. This is why you need to organize a system so that electronic devices have their own designated spots in your room.

When it comes to electronic wires, make sure that they are also organized by joining them together with copper wires or stapling them across the wall. This way, your room will look tidy and you will avoid tripping over scattered electronic wires.

4. The Room Should Suppress Noise

There are a lot of outside factors that can disturb us from our sleep, such as barking dogs, honking cars, and other noises from outside the house. This is why it is important that your room is able to suppress outside noise.

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If your current room has thin walls, then you can install items on your wall that can help suppress noise and help you enjoy a better night’s sleep. This is a much cheaper option than having your entire room renovated with materials that can suppress outside noise.

5. Invest in the Right Bed for You

There are different bed designs and styles available, and the one you currently own may not be the perfect one for your preferences.

If your budget allows, shop around for a bed that is perfect for your needs in order to improve your sleep quality. You can also do some research online to discover more information about beds. You might even find a website online that offers the perfect bed for you at a cheap price. Just keep in mind that there is always that perfect bed for you out there, so don’t settle on the first choice that you are presented with.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2021

The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

  1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
  2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
  3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
  4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
  5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

Now on to the checklist!

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Here is how your checklist should look

1. CAMPSITE GEAR

  • Tent, poles, stakes
  • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
  • Extra tarp or canopy
  • Sleeping bag for each camper
  • Sleeping pad for each camper
  • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Chairs
  • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
  • Lantern
  • Lantern fuel or batteries

2.  KITCHEN

  • Stove
  • Fuel for stove
  • Matches or lighter
  • Pot
  • French press or portable coffee maker
  • Corkscrew
  • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
  • Food-storage containers
  • Trash bags
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
  • Cups, mugs
  • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • soap
  • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
  • Paper towels
  • Extra bin for washing dishes

3. CLOTHES

  • Clothes for daytime
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimsuits
  • Rainwear
  • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Gloves
  • Hats

4. PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Toothbrush, toiletries
  • Soap

5. OTHER ITEMS

  • Camera
  • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
  • Maps, area information

This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

Featured photo credit: Scott Goodwill via unsplash.com

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