This is obviously interesting how the decoration could impact to our sleep duration. It also means that we have a chance to get more sleep by only changing the decor.
However, this finding still remains some unanswered questions for me. I know I’m still searching for and not at the end of my conclusion. So this could be only my note where I will complete it in the next time.
2013 Travelodge Study
A study in 2013 by Travelodge (a hotel booking website) successfully collected data from 2000 Britons about the effect of the decoration of their surrounding sleep. From this study, it’s found that the Britons who sleep in the blue bedroom get the longest time among the other colors. The blue presents as long as 7 hours and 52 minutes. The opposite is purple which ranks as the least with average 5 hours and 56 minutes.
The second position belongs to yellow with 7 hours and 40 minutes. The third is green accumulated from 7 hours and 36 minutes. Next to green is silver that shows 7 hours and 33 minutes. Orange with 7 hours and 28 minutes representing the fifth rank.
Grey, brown, and purple are considered as the colors you should avoid if you don’t want to get less sleep.
- Blue: 7 hours and 52 minutes
- Yellow: 7 hours and 40 minutes
- Green: 7 hours and 36 minutes
- Silver: 7 hours and 33 minutes
- Orange: 7 hours and 28 minutes
- Grey: 6 hours and 12 minutes
- Brown: 6 hours and 5 minutes
- Purple: 5 hours and 56 minutes
However, there are questions remaining in my wondering mind, how could the colors impact to our sleep? How could be?
Blue is strongly related to calmness like an ocean. It triggers ganglion cells which are very sensitive to blue color in our retina part to send a message to the brain. The brain then sends a certain task to our body to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. This reducing is associated with the condition of your body where you are ready to enter the first stage of sleep.
Further, is it the same result between blue and purple? If people in the purple bedroom get the same result like the blue, it means that purple is the most effective color due to you need less time to get the same result. However, due to what I got from my sleep experiences, I will perform better in the next day when I got about 7 hours of shut-eye. Less than that I will be sleepy at 10 a.m. and other sleep deprivation signs. So, selecting either blue or green or yellow color is my absolute choice.
Both I and You Got It
Now you and I seem to have understood that we should prepare our next bedroom decorated with blue. As mentioned previous, blue is the longest restful sleep according to the finding. Just avoid purple which you just get 5 hours and 56 minutes. You might feel dropped down when getting less than 7 hours a night.
In conclusion, according to this study, color can affect our sleep especially our sleep time.