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Create A ‘Brain-Boosting’ Bedroom In Five Essential Steps

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

It’s revision time – thousands of students across the UK are taking to their bedrooms and spending hours revising for GCSEs, A-levels and Degrees.

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New research shows that the right kind of learning environment can be just as essential to exam success as a solid revision timetable and hours of swatting. From applying the right colour schemes, clearing out the clutter and atmospheric room ambience, stimulating the brain and affecting moods has never been so simple.

Here’s five simple and easy steps to creating a brain boosting bedroom:

1. Choose green and blue in the bedroom

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Our very own colour researcher, Mike Stephen has found evidence that gentle shades of green and blue help concentration, memory and emotional tranquillity. He says, “Strong blues help to stimulate clear thought and light soft blues will calm the mind. Blue is motivational which boosts creativity. “Green is the colour of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful in times of stress.”

2. De-clutter and opt for minimalist white furniture

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Image: Cassia space saver range, in white, from Betta Living.

According to Feng Shui experts clutter creates a low, stagnant and confusing environment that constantly drains energy. Amanda Watson from fitted bedroom furniture firm Betta Living agrees saying: “Whether it is cluttered cabinet tops or clothes shoved on shelves, physical clutter overloads your senses, making you feel stressed, and impairs your ability to think creatively. Clearing the clutter gives students the ‘mind space’ to take in essential information needed for cramming could see teenage brains take in the essential facts that could mean the difference between a B and an A grade!”

3. Fresh air and light/temperature/noise control in one solution

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Fresh air is integral to a teen’s feel good factor while revising. Serotonin levels increase with oxygen levels and can significantly promote a sense of happiness and wellbeing. Our Duette blinds are the ideal window treatment for brain boosting bedrooms offering light/sound/temperature control in one solution.

4. Sleep your way to success – Eat, Sleep, Revise, Repeat

 

Sleep is imperative to revision and exam success according to mental health charity Mind. Worries can be blown out of proportion if a student is tired. Winding down before bed is key to a rejuvenating sleep and, after a day studying, the one thing that will help the brain recover fully is having a good night’s sleep. The Fine Bedding Company’s Smartfil® bedding products use innovative micro-fibre blends specially created to help induce a great night’s sleep; it’s clever technology for clever minds!

5. Let There Be Light

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Sunlight lifts the mood and improves energy levels, helping you to feel more focused and motivated. Light directly influences our emotions because it reaches the brain through the eyes, and is transmitted to the hypothalamus. Betta Living advises “Try introducing mirrored furniture into the bedroom to reflect natural light or introduce clever natural lighting solutions such as Betta Living’s Illuminate Box Shelf Lights and LED Plinth Lighting to brighten up dark corners. Failing that place a light box next to the bed for a light boost in the morning!” Mirrored wardrobes by Betta Living.

Will you be making any changes to your study bedroom? What interior updates have made a difference to your revision time? Head over to Facebook and Twitter and share your thoughts.