The colour of your bedroom affects sleep: Here are the best hues to pick from

Green and yellows come a close second, followed by silver, orange, red, and gold.

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People sleeping in a room painted blue can get around 7 hours, 52 minutes of sleep every night, the maximum compared to all the other colours of the rainbow.
NEW DELHI: After a stressful day at work, unwind, destress and get a restful sleep by using right fragrances in your surroundings and by choosing a bedroom colour that aid your sleep, suggest experts.

Alphonse Reddy, Founder of Sunday Mattresses, said in a statement: "Each colour has a different impact on each person and can generate a wide array of emotions. Calm is conducive to sleep, therefore, calm colours are the best bedroom colours to get you in a mood to sleep.

"Along with soothing colours, a good fragrance can bring the body and mind into harmony and also promote relaxation""


As for aromatic fragrances, they create a pleasant environment in the bedroom and calms one's mood and nerves, allowing him or her to fall asleep soon, said Jagadish B.S. from Natural Aroma World.

Essential takeaways:

* The colour of your bedroom and decor play a major role in determining how well you sleep. Ganglion cells in our eyes are specialised receptors that are most sensitive to the colours we see and therefore affect how we sleep and feel during the day. It is important to choose a colour theme in your bedroom that will help you relax and induce sleep.

* The colour blue doesn't always make you feel blue. In fact, people sleeping in a room painted blue can get around 7 hours, 52 minutes of sleep every night, the maximum compared to all the other colours of the rainbow. Soothing blue lowers your heart rate and reduces blood pressure, making you get up feeling happy and refreshed.
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* Green and yellows come a close second, followed by silver, orange, red and gold. Grey and brown are lower on the list as they make you feel weary, while purple gets you only 5 hours, 56 minutes of sleep as it stimulates the brain promoting vivid dreams or even nightmares - a big no-no to your already excited brain that will keep you up at night and make you get up tired in the morning.
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Scents and fragrances can manipulate your mood and the right smells in your bedroom can go a long way in relaxing your mind and easing you into a deep sleep.

* Scents can trigger physical reactions in our bodies and have lasting effects, long after the scent is gone. The best fragrances that have therapeutic, curative properties and help relieve stress to promote better sleep are Lavender, Chamomile, Citrusy Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose and Sandalwood.

* Choose the right essential oils that you can dab on your wrists, inhale or rub your hands with. You can also add them to your bath before sleep. Lighting aromatic candles with these scents in your bedroom can help relax you and infuse deep, relaxing sleep.

From Sea Buckthorn To Moringa, The Oils That Your Skin Needs Right Now
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There has been a rise in using rare and unusual ingredients in beauty and personal care products because of their benefits. From sea buckthorn, moringa to pomegranate seeds and olive oil, its time for you to add some variants to your beauty regime. Swati Kapoor, Co-founder of SoulTree and Reena Chhabra, Chief Executive Officer of Nykaa Beauty list some of their top picks for healthy, supple skin.
There has been a rise in using rare and unusual ingredients in beauty and personal care products because of their benefits. From sea buckthorn, moringa to pomegranate seeds and olive oil, its time fo..
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Pomegranate seed oil is an exceptional cosmetic ingredient and aids in the production of collagen. It is full of antioxidants like Punic acid (Omega 5), Vitamin K, C, B6, Folate and Potassium, and helps heal blemishes and scars. It also revitalises dull, dry hair and protects it from pollution. It has excellent regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a powerful healer for mature and dry skin.
Pomegranate seed oil is an exceptional cosmetic ingredient and aids in the production of collagen. It is full of antioxidants like Punic acid (Omega 5), Vitamin K, C, B6, Folate and Potassium, and he..
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Rich in vitamin E, almond oil protects the skin against oxidative stress. It also helps prevent acne and puffiness under the eyes.
Rich in vitamin E, almond oil protects the skin against oxidative stress. It also helps prevent acne and puffiness under the eyes.
Moringa oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties along with anti-ageing benefits. It also rejuvenates dull, tired skin. Extracted from the seeds of Moringa Oleifera, this oil is extremely rich in phytonutrients, light on the skin and makes for an excellent moisturiser.
Moringa oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties along with anti-ageing benefits. It also rejuvenates dull, tired skin. Extracted from the seeds of Moringa Oleifera, this oil is extremely ri..
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With a long history of usage in folk medicine, the unique high-fatty acid and high vitamin content of sea buckthorn oil makes it beneficial for skin, hair, and nails. It has high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural moisturiser, cleanser and exfoliator for a golden glow.
With a long history of usage in folk medicine, the unique high-fatty acid and high vitamin content of sea buckthorn oil makes it beneficial for skin, hair, and nails. It has high anti-oxidant and an..
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A natural moisturiser, coconut oil is enriched with anti-bacterial properties. It helps keep the skin soft and smooth.(Text: IANS)

A natural moisturiser, coconut oil is enriched with anti-bacterial properties. It helps keep the skin soft and smooth.(Text: IANS)

* Try lavender drops on your pillow, or scented eye-masks. Not only is Chamomile tea great for mornings, it works really well before bed too as it refreshes you from stress. Bergamot oil is known to relieve tension and anxiety by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
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* While Jasmine calms the mind, it is also known to boost energy levels. It is great for people who have the restlessness syndrome as this fragrance relaxes their muscles easily before falling asleep. The calming scent of rose is known for its sedative effects while the sweet scent of sandalwood helps you sleep longer.

Sleep Like A Baby! Six Technologies To Make Your Bedroom Cosier
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Technology that's so integral to our daily lives can not only jazz up our bedrooms but also improve the way we sleep at night.
Technology that's so integral to our daily lives can not only jazz up our bedrooms but also improve the way we sleep at night.
This gorgeous little ball — Hello's second-generation Sense with Voice — has everything to help you sleep better. Apart from measuring light, humidity, temperature, air quality, and noise, the device can now track volatile organic compounds like CO2, UV levels in the room and barometric pressure. Its Sleep Pill button attaches to your pillow to monitor your movements during the night and sends that data to the Sense app to analyse.

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This gorgeous little ball — Hello's second-generation Sense with Voice — has everything to help you sleep better. Apart from measuring light, humidity, temperature, air quality, and noise, the device..
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Wearable bands are not just about tracking activities. The lightweight and stylish Jawbone UP3 is designed to deliver you the benefits of tracking your sleep and a comprehensive picture of your hear t health, apart from your dai ly activities. It tracks your sleep automatical ly measur ing Deep, Light and REM (rapid eye movement), and offers tips to help you get a better night's rest, every night.

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Wearable bands are not just about tracking activities. The lightweight and stylish Jawbone UP3 is designed to deliver you the benefits of tracking your sleep and a comprehensive picture of your hear ..
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Daily light therapy with a Philips morning wake-up light might change the way you start your day. This light alarm concept uses a coloured sunrise simulation with sound. It gradually brightens from soft morning red through orange until your room is filled with bright yellow light. The process of changing an increasing light, according to the company, stimulates your body to wake up naturally.

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Daily light therapy with a Philips morning wake-up light might change the way you start your day. This light alarm concept uses a coloured sunrise simulation with sound. It gradually brightens from s..
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Wardrobes are passé. Gift your bedroom a smart clothing management system that not only houses your clothes but also refreshes them. The LG Styler reduces wrinkles and removes odours from your clothes minimising the frequency of their trips to the dry cleaners. Hot steam is used to refresh and remove both wrinkles and odours from clothing.

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Wardrobes are passé. Gift your bedroom a smart clothing management system that not only houses your clothes but also refreshes them. The LG Styler reduces wrinkles and removes odours from your clothe..
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The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch lets you turn electronic devices in your bedroom on and off, set schedules, or monitor energy usage straight from your smartphone. Through its app, Belkin lets you access real-time and average data for power consumption and operating cost for whatever device you've plugged into the Switch. Compatible with Apple and Android, Insight Switch works with your home WiFi and router via 3G or 4G networks.

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The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch lets you turn electronic devices in your bedroom on and off, set schedules, or monitor energy usage straight from your smartphone. Through its app, Belkin lets you acce..
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