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Survey Says Bedroom Color Can Impact Sleep Quality, Sex Life

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- How much sleep you get might be at least partially determined by the color of your bedroom.

According to a recent survey, bedrooms decorated with more calm colors, like blue, yellow and green, often offer more sleep than those adorned with more stimulating colors. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the survey showed that people whose bedrooms are blue get the most sleep, nearly eight hours on average. Comparatively, those with purple bedrooms get an average of under six hours of sleep.

Yellow, green, silver and orange bedrooms also offered more than seven hours sleep, which contributes to how a person might feel during the day.

According to the Daily Mail, the data relates to the way the human eye reacts to specific colors. Certain cells in the retina feed information the brain controlling body rhythms. Those cells happen to be most sensitive to the color blue.

Alternatively, purple is considered a stimulating color that drives creativity. With the color of their bedroom prompting the mind to keep working, even at night, people can be depriving themselves of important sleep.

Bedroom decoration can also affect people beyond sleeping patterns, says the Daily Mail. Couples who sleep in a caramel colored have sex three times per week on average, while those in red-colored bedrooms were intimate just once each week.

Similarly, couples with grey bedrooms spend the most time online shopping in bed, while silver bedrooms were often linked with more frequent exercise.

"Room color does influence your mood and set the tone for your living environment," Frances Whitley, in-house interior designer for Travelodge, told the Daily Mail.

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How Do You Feel About Your Bedroom?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A lot of people would probably stay in their bedrooms all the time, if it wasn’t for the little matter of having to go make a living and other various responsibilities like marriage, kids and social plans.

Still, the National Sleep Foundation wanted to know more about how Americans feel about their bedrooms, and after one thousand phone interviews and Web surveys of adults 25 to 55, the study revealed that a majority of Americans think their pillows, sheets and mattresses are better than what they’d find in a quality hotel room.

Seventy-six of respondents said that they got a good night’s sleep at least a couple of nights a week, although 41 percent confessed that they tossed and turned a few nights a week as well, with one in four complaining about how a partner’s movements keep them up at night.

Speaking of partners, nearly two-thirds have got another body in bed while the rest snooze alone.

Americans also tend to make their beds with just over three in four doing it at least a couple of times a week and 56 percent claiming to make their beds every day or almost every day.

As far as having electronic devices in the bedroom, seven in ten say there’s a TV set in the same room with 11 percent leaving it on all night. About 40 percent have a computer in the bedroom with three percent refusing to power down overnight.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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