Your bedroom should be an original expression of you. It should be a space you walk into and instantly feel relaxed. A calm, serene retreat means different things to different people but there seems to be some science to the colors that you choose if you want to get a good night’s sleep.

A study, carried out by Travelodge, looked into 2,000 homes across Britain to investigate the influence of color on quality of sleep.

Those with blue bedrooms tend to get the best rest – nearly eight hours a night – and wake feeling happy and positive. According to the survey, blue is linked to calm, soothing feelings and is thought to slow the heart rate and even reduce blood pressure.

Green and yellow are also winners, with those choosing these colors clocking up roughly seven hours and 40 minutes of sleep.

However, it’s best to avoid purple, which is too stimulating and can cut nightly hours of rest to less than six. Although many people think purple creates a sense of luxury in the bedroom, this color can reduce the number of hours of sleep you attain.

“Purple has a strong connection with the more artistic community being a color reported to stimulate creativity and the unconscious mind. Therefore sleeping in a purple room is more likely to promote vivid dreams or […]