What colors should you use (and avoid) in the bedroom? This is explained by a study carried out by Travelodge, a British hotel chain that examined 2.000 homes across the country to study the influence of color on sleep quality. Result? Whoever has a bedroom painted blue sleeps better and more (almost eight hours a night). And he wakes up with a feeling of happiness and positivity.
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What colors should you use (and avoid) in the bedroom? This is explained by a study carried out by Travelodge, a British hotel chain that examined 2.000 homes across the country to study the influence of color on sleep quality. Result? Who has a bedroom painted of blue sleeps better and more (nearly eight hours a night). And she wakes up with a feeling of happiness and positivity.
The blue, in fact, inspires calm and is able to slow heart rate, as well as reduce blood pressure. But how can we see the color of the walls if we are sleeping? "This is a surprising result - explains Chris Idzikowski, sleep expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Center (Scotland) -, as they are present in the retina of the eye specialized receptors, called ganglion cells, which are more sensitive to blue color. These receptors deliver information to an area deep within our brain that controls rhythms over the 24 hours and affects our performance and how we feel throughout the day. This reveals that the interaction between light, sleep and wakefulness is profoundly important ”.
And the other colors? Green and yellow are also recommended to promote sleep, giving up to about seven hours and 40 minutes of blissful rest. The color to avoid like the plague to sleep well, on the other hand, is purple: it is too stimulating and can cut the nightly hours of rest to less than six. Probably because this color is too stimulating and makes it difficult to disconnect after a busy day, although many think it gives a sense of luxury and elegance to the environment. Gray and brown follow closely: they are too sad and depressing.
The study also found that color influences other activities that take place in bed (read "sex"). Couples sleeping in a furnished bedroom in caramel color they make love on average three times a week. But those who sleep in a red bedroom have to resign themselves to saying goodbye to a happy sex life: for them, love comes down to just once a week. Brits who have a gray bedroom, finally, are the ones who spend the most time shopping online from the comfort of their bed, while a fifth of Britons who have silver walls in their bedroom appear to have been more motivated. to exercise in the room.
How much sleep does each color offer?
Blu 7 hours 52 min
Yellow 7 hours 40 min
Verde 7 hours 36 min
Silver 7 hours 33 min
Orange 7 hours 28 min
Red 6 hours 58 min
Oro 6 ore 43 min
Gray 6 hours 12 min
Squad 6 hours 05 minutes
Purple 5 hours 56 min
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