3 ways to turn your bedroom into a special sanctuary

Savvy Southerner

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — With more time at home, people are taking on DIY projects to enhance their living space. Ahead, find three ways to turn your bedroom into a special sanctuary.

First off, make sure your bed is cozy and comfortable in order to provide the best night’s sleep. Upgrade your sheets to a higher thread count and invest in proper pillows.

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Egyptian Cotton produces a uniquely long fiber which is wound into finer yarns, producing a soft and silky fabric. 

I recently purchased some through Walmart that are 1,000 thread count and 100% Egyptian cotton. Before the sheets were flimsy and nothing more than a cover. Now, when I crawl in bed, it feels like the sheets are reaching out with a warm hug.

Additionally, a pillow upgrade will help do the trick. Pillows do so much more than provide a soft surface to snuggle up to at night. Most importantly, they serve to keep the head, neck, shoulders, hips and spine in alignment during sleep, according to Spine-health.

I recently made a commitment to upgrading my pillows and now, crawling into my “special sanctuary” has taken on a whole new meaning. Headleveler pillows offer customers the opportunity to personalize their sleep experience. It’s a touch of an investment, starting at $90 per pillow, but the reward is priceless.

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Each pillow can be customized by gender, size, height, weight and thickness. Headleveler’s quiz will also ask about the width of your shoulders, whether you are a side sleeper, your current pillow thickness and what kind of mattress you have.

The new pillow made me realize that I’ve been using the wrong pillows all these years. The Headleveler pillow fits snuggly against the top of your shoulders and cradles your neck and head in a position that feels almost euphoric.

As an avid yoga practicioner, I found my body felt more aligned with a Headleveler pillow. I’m also a side sleeper (which is a habit I’ve been trying to break for years), and with the new pillow, I’m sleeping on my back throughout most of the night.

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Children’s pillow sizes and pillowcases (with fun prints) are also available on their website.

Right now, the company is selling cloth face mask coverings too.

Finally, a handful of changes that don’t cost a penny can help change the overall vibe of your sanctuary. Consider tidying up, allowing in more natural light, flip-flopping knick knacks from the living area and getting rid of any clutter to create calmness.

In the end, we’ve heard it before… separate your workspace and ditch the devices from the bedroom all together to honor your new “special sanctuary.”

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