Steps to Creating the Ultimate Bedtime Comfort for Readers

November 13, 2023 — by Valeriya Vimon

For any avid reader, those bedtime reading sessions are sacred moments when the boundaries between reality and imagination blur. However, if you often read in bed, a touch of comfort can make a lot of difference. From the comfort of your mattress to the overall ambience of your bedroom, from the lighting that illuminates the pages to the soothing rituals – creating the ultimate comfort is an art form.

Adjustable Bed

Adjustable Bed

The difference between a comfortable electric bed and an ordinary one is like day and night (pun intended). With the first one, you can adjust the position to find your sweet spot for reading. Whether you prefer to prop up your pillows, elevate your legs, or recline just a little, it’s all at the touch of a button. There’s no need to stack pillows behind you and struggle to find that perfect angle or end up with a crick in your neck. 
An adjustable electric bed is your own personal reading throne. Manufacturers know that no two people have the same idea of comfort, so there’s a variety of options online to suit your preferences. From single to king-sized models, there’s everything you need, whether you’re a solo sleeper or sharing your bedtime haven. Plus, electric beds are often sleek and luxurious, so they won’t just improve your sleep – they’ll elevate the style of your bedroom, too. And don’t worry about pesky cords and wires – all you need is a wireless remote control, and you’ll easily adjust your bed. 

How Does an Electric Bed Work?

At the heart of these beds is a motor that makes all the adjustments possible. It’s usually discreetly tucked away, and it connects to the bed frame. When you want to change the position, you press a button on your remote control, and the motor whirrs into action. It starts adjusting the angle of the frame. You can lift the head, the foot, or both, depending on the model.   
Adjustable beds have a range of preset positions, too. For example, there’s usually a “TV watching” position or a “zero-gravity” position that’s perfect for weightless relaxation. You just select the one you want, and the bed moves into that shape for you. And just in case you’re concerned about safety, most electric beds have a built-in system that ensures the bed won’t keep moving if there’s an obstruction, like a pillow or a pet. 

Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea in Bed

When you snuggle up in your cosy blankets, book in hand, a sip of warm, fragrant herbal tea is like a soothing lullaby for your senses. Not only does it taste great, but it can also have calming properties. Chamomile, for instance, is a popular choice for its relaxation-inducing effects. Lavender, too, helps ease your mind into a more peaceful state, perfect for immersing yourself in a good book. The warmth of the tea relaxes your body, and the act of sipping it can be almost meditative. 
So, whether it’s a cup of chamomile, peppermint, or your favourite herbal blend, having a steaming cup of tea by your side while you read in bed turns your reading nook into a personal sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity. It’s a little extra touch that makes your reading experience exceptional. 

Aromatherapy Diffuser

Add your favourite essential oil, like lavender, or eucalyptus, or a soothing blend into your aromatherapy diffuser and this will create a delightful aroma that also has calming and relaxation benefits. Lavender, for example, is popular for its sleep-inducing properties, making it the perfect bedtime companion. As you immerse yourself in your book, the subtle scent wraps you in a cocoon of tranquillity. Aromatherapy diffusers come in various stylish designs, adding a touch of elegance to your bedroom décor. They’re often quiet, so they won’t disturb your reading experience. 

Adequate Lighting

The perfect bedroom lamp is warm and soft, creating a soothing ambience. Think of a bedside lamp with a soft, adjustable glow that you can position just right. It’s like your personal spotlight on your book, without disturbing your partner if you’re sharing the bed. It should be bright enough to illuminate your book, but not so glaring that it lights up the entire room. A lamp with adjustable brightness is ideal because you can set it to the perfect level for your reading comfort. The gentle, warm glow can help signal to your brain that it’s time to wind down and relax. It’s a gentle nudge telling you that it’s okay to escape into the world of your book. 

Bookshelf or Bedside Organiser

Bookshelf or Bedside Organiser

If you’re a collector with a stack of books to choose from, a small bookshelf right next to your bed is a game-changer. It not only keeps your current reads close at hand but also showcases your reading treasures and gives your wall some personality. On the other hand, a caddy or a pocketed hanging organiser can hold your book, reading glasses, notebook, pen, or anything else you might need while you’re reading. It’s like a little reading command centre right there within arm’s reach. No more hunting for your bookmark or scrambling for your reading glasses in the dark. 
So, whether it’s a bedside caddy, a floating bookshelf, or a cute nightstand with drawers, having a designated spot for your bedtime reading materials is the cherry on top of your reading experience. It makes your reading ritual comfortable and enjoyable from start to finish.