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How to Sew a Simple Eye Mask

by Holly Wade

How to Sew a Simple Eye Mask

If your New Year's resolution is to get more sleep, this DIY was made for you! My bedroom lets in a lot of light first thing in the morning, which would be wonderful if it didn't wake me up before my alarm. Because I've never liked the look of blackout curtains, I find that a simple eye mask can be helpful for keeping out light and other distractions so that I sleep better. Sure, I could buy one, but what fun would that be? Instead, I grabbed my favorite fabric and learned just how easy it is to make a simple sleep mask yourself in less than 30 minutes.

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How to Achieve Bedroom Bliss: What Should Stay and What Should Go

by Holly Wade

Bedrooms are meant to be a place of rest and relaxation, but for many of us, our bedrooms do double duty as sitting areas, nurseries, living rooms, storage, etc. No matter your situation, finding little ways to help yourself relax and get enough sleep could be as easy as getting rid of some things and keeping others. Of course, you know yourself best, so not everything on this list may apply to you. However, it couldn't hurt to try, and maybe you'll find a new way to relax into a good night's sleep!

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Sleeper Survey #2: TV in Bed, Darkness, and Your General Sleeping Habits

by Chris Gardner

Sleeper Survey #2: TV in Bed, Darkness, and Your General Sleeping Habits

It's Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so we're exploring your sleeping habits in a series called "Sleeper Survey," in which we engage in a little dialogue about the average Curbly Reader's boudoir. This time, we're curious what goes on in your bedroom before and while you sleeping? Do you watch TV? Or books and magazines only? Does your room need to be super dark, or do you prefer a little glow? Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!   

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How To: Calm Your Alarm Clock's Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

by Chris Gardner

How To:  Calm Your Alarm Clock's Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

I'm a terrible sleeper. I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I got it from my dad, and I've tried meditation, different levels of mattress and pillow softness, earplugs, heavy curtains, and everything I can think of. And I've learned a few things over the years of trying to feel rested: I need a little bit of distraction to occupy my mind to fall asleep, and once I'm there, I need an absolutely black and silent room to stay that...

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Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

by DIY Maven

Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

Hey dorm room inhabitants, are you feeling sleep deprived? Could be stress, too much partying or it could be your dorm room. We can't help you with the first two causes, but for the 3rd, keep on a-readin'.

 Sleeping through college (20 photos)

Dr. Michael J. Breus gives us his best sensory tips for making your dorm room sleep-friendly, which will, of course, improve your GPA, keep you from gaining that freshman 15

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How to fall asleep and stay asleep!

by DIY Maven

created on: 04/14/08

Have you turned your bedroom into a haven but are still suffering from sleepless nights? It might be time to take the fight to the next level. Lifehackery has assembled 12 tips to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. They include:

1. Don’t exercise for at least 3 hours before bedtime.
2. Turn off the TV and computer 30 to 60 minutes before sleepy-time.
3. Considering eating something with tryptophan in it, like a turkey sandwich, but....
4...

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How to Make an Herbal Dream Pillow.

by Chris Gardner

How to Make an Herbal Dream Pillow.

Abi from CraftyCrafty muses, "Dream pillows were used in olden days for fairytale maidens to rest their heads on as they slept. Nowadays, they're just great for anyone with the sort of full-on, stressful lifestyle that leads to insomnia. Using the fabric of your choice...cut two equal sized sheets depending on the shape you want your pillow to take, stitch along three sides of the material, then turn it right the side out."

Then, stuff...

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How To: Twelve Steps to Create a Sleep Haven.

by Chris Gardner

 

How To: Twelve Steps to Create a Sleep Haven.

Ahh...sleep. Everyone loves it, needs it, and could do it more effectively. These twelve tips - mostly free, but including a couple of new purchases - can help you be rested and create the perfect sleep haven.

1. Buy a new mattress.
2. Bask in comfort: Buy silky, natural tree-fiber sheets in a soothing color.
3. A quick spritz of soothing lavendar water on your pillows helps calm your exhausted mind.
4. Chill Before Bed and lower your room’s...

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Meet Moddi: The DIY Murphy Bed for Under $275.

by Chris Gardner

Ikea hacking goes commercial with the Moddi: a DIYable murphy bed made from 12 Ikea Lack side tables and a bit of hardware. According to it's website:

The Only Floating Murphy Bed Available

Meet Moddi: The DIY Murphy Bed for Under $275.

The Moddi murphy bed is attached to the wall with the a french cleat. A french cleat is a technique cabinet makers prefer when installing cabinets because it’s an easy way to mount something big and bulky. But the coolest thing about a french...

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