HEALTHY LIVING
07/11/2014 08:25 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

How To Turn Your Bed Into The Ultimate Haven For Sleep

Even if you do everything else right -- you stay away from caffeine after lunch, you don't let Fido share your bed, you give yourself some time to unwind before expecting to fall straight asleep -- the very thing you rely on most to get your rest might be sabotaging your sleep.

It goes without saying that a comfortable and supportive mattress can drastically improve your odds of getting a good night's rest, but it's not always a matter of mattress firmness, material or size keeping you up. In fact, everything from the color of your walls to whether or not there's a lock on your bedroom door can play a role in sleep. But since most of us can't head home and repaint the walls tonight, here are some ways to guarantee your bed -- from the pajamas you wear in it to the pillows you toss on top -- is the sleep haven you deserve.

Infographic by Noelle Campbell for The Huffington Post.
Sources: National Sleep Foundation, Consumer Reports, WebMD, The Huffington Post

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