Too stressed out to sleep? You are not alone. When our mind is working overtime, falling asleep is often much harder to do.

The answer starts with creating your own haven for sleep. Set up your bedroom to help yourself chill and combine that with some bedtime routines that promote relaxation and calmness.

Here are our top ten tips for creating your own Stress-Free Sleep Zone:

Comfortable Bedding:

Invest in a comfortable mattress, pillows, and bedding that support your body and help you relax. Find out what works best for you in terms of firmness, materials, and support.

Declutter and Organize:

Keep your bedroom clean, clutter-free, and organised. Clutter can create visual stress and make it harder to relax. Designate specific areas for different activities, such as sleeping, reading, or relaxation.

Soft Lighting:

Use soft, dim lighting in the evening to signal to your body that it's time to wind down. Avoid bright overhead lights, and instead opt for lamps with warm, gentle light or candles.

Calming Colours:

Choose soothing colours for your bedroom walls, bedding, and decor. Soft, neutral tones like blues, greens, and earthy hues can create a tranquil atmosphere conducive to relaxation and sleep.


You can incorporate calming scents into your bedroom by using essential oils.  All of Kiss the Moon blends are specially created to have a positive impact on your sleep using nature’s most soothing essential oils.

Spritz your bedding with one of our After Dark Pillow Mists just before you are ready to slip between the sheets. Try applying one of our Sleep Balms to your pulse points and take three lovely, deep breaths (choose from our super-soothing Dream Sleep Balm for lavender lovers or our rebalancing jasmine-infused Calm Sleep Balm). Prepare to sleep beautifully.


White Noise or Nature Sounds:

Mask disruptive noises with white noise machines or nature sounds like rain, ocean waves, or gentle forest sounds. These sounds can drown out background noise and create a soothing ambiance.


Temperature Control:

Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature for sleeping, typically between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit (15-19 degrees Celsius). Use bedding layers that allow you to adjust warmth according to your preferences.

Limit Electronic Devices:

Create a technology-free zone in your bedroom by limiting the use of electronic devices. These includes smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as TV before bedtime. Blue light from screens can disrupt melatonin production, which tells our body it's time to sleep.  

Establish a Bedtime Routine:

Develop a relaxing bedtime routine to signal to your body that it's time to unwind and prepare for sleep. This could include activities like reading, taking a warm bath, practicing relaxation exercises, or listening to calming music.


Consistent Sleep Schedule:

Maintain a consistent sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Consistency helps regulate your body's internal clock and promotes better sleep quality.


By implementing these strategies, you can create a stress-free sleep zone that promotes relaxation, comfort, and restful sleep.