6 Steps Towards the Perfect Sleep in Your New Bedroom

Everyone has their own strategies for a good night’s sleep, but if you are looking for a few pointers to make your bedroom more sleep friendly, you have come to the right place! Here are 6 more steps towards the perfect sleep in your new bedroom at Arcadia Run:

Make the space serene: Having your room decorated in a pleasing way creates a serene environment to give you a more peaceful sleep. When choosing colors for your room, light colors, especially blue, will benefit your mood and sleep.

Choose a good temperature: Studies have shown that too hot or too cold rooms will disturb your sleep and cause you to toss and turn during the night. The ideal temperature for quality sleep is between 60-67 degrees.

Block the distractions & noise: Your body’s natural sleep cycle can be disturbed by light and noises coming from all of the electronics and other distractions that are in your bedroom. When you go to sleep, keep all of the distractions to a minimum and try not to fall asleep with the television on. If you must be on your phone, computer or tablet, keep the brightness down.

Add calming scents: Certain scents, such as lavender, vanilla, and jasmine have a calming effect on your body, which may help you fall asleep faster. If you are wary about using candles or air fresheners, prepare a nice cup of hot tea with these flavors and for the same calming effect.

Keep it clean: If you tend to have a messy room, you are more likely to have some stress caused by the mess when you go to bed and then again when you wake up. Laundry is one of the top causes of a messy room, so make it a priority to keep up with your laundry routine.

Make a comfortable bed: Everyone has a different idea of what a comfy bed feels like. Finding the most comfortable bed for you is all about trial and error because you might fall asleep faster with a firm mattress than with a soft one, or vice versa. And don’t forget, the same goes for pillows!

Sometimes habits take awhile to change, so if you want to start adjusting your sleeping routines with these awesome steps, you don’t have to rush into it. Take it slow and steadily integrate these as a part of your go-to tricks for a perfect sleep!

Source: http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a4388/bedroom-sleep-tips/

Who Will Drive the Apartment Industry in 2014?

While the apartment industry felt the effects of the housing crisis, the repercussions were much less severe than other industry sectors. In fact, the industry as a whole benefitted in more ways than one, and emerged from the recession with strong prospects.  Most remarkably, the growth is in part to the certain demographics that drive the industry and their continued contributions to the market.

So who are these groups of people, and why will they choose to rent their space in 2014?

Baby Boomers

Not surprisingly, many baby boomers are opting to rent their spaces instead of owning them.  Many have decided they want a more secure housing alternative that comes with more features, like community amenities and luxury appliances.  Additionally, many are looking to rent apartments because they wish to waive repair and maintenance efforts.  When renting an apartment, any repair or maintenance costs typically fall on the landlord, allowing tenants to enjoy their apartment while saving money.

Parents & Families

A tenant trend that’s been extremely prevalent this past year has been an increase in parents with children.  It’s easy to see why this could be true in Arcadia Run – our community includes everything a growing family might want or need.  With a planned pool, clubhouse and playgrounds, Arcadia Run is every busy parent’s dream. And, with events like our recent Holiday Party, families can connect with their neighbors and create lasting friendships.

Better yet, Manassas is a great town to raise a family.  The charming historic district offers so much for residents including seasonal festivals, countless museums, and a thriving downtown scene with family-friendly restaurants.

Young Professionals

Young professionals who are renting their space are seeking to maintain their mobility, and will continue to do so in 2014.  Many renters may have the ability to find a leasing option that works best for them, giving them more freedom when choosing a space. With Manassas being the home to major corporations, living and working in this great town is more attainable than ever!

No matter the demographic you fall into, Arcadia Run is one of the best luxury apartment communities in the Manassas area.  Our brand-new apartments are available in different floor plans and pricing to match your needs.  The included community amenities are some of the best in market and truly seal the deal on this amazing development. This new year brings promise to the apartment industry and we’re excited to welcome new guests to our Arcadia Run community!