Have you ever wondered why you should you make your bed if you are just going to mess it up again when you go to sleep? Turns out that there are actually some valid reasons and real benefits from making your bed whether you are a little OCD about the task or never really see the need to bother.
Check out these top 5 reasons that should inspire you to make your bed every morning:
1. Quick And Easy
It really shouldn’t take you much longer than 5 minutes to make your bed and it also should not involve any backbreaking labor. Taking just a few extra minutes will ensure that you have a neater and tidier bedroom and that you are always prepared for any visitors.
2. Setting The Tone
Making your bed sets the tone for keeping the rest of your bedroom and house clean and clear of mess and clutter. When one area is tidy, it is much easier to clean the other areas in your home. And just like making your bed, the little chores only take a few minutes rather than facing the monumental task of cleaning your entire house when the mess has spilled over and gotten way out of control. Make a list of 10 household chores that take under 1 minute and spend just 15 minutes cleaning every morning – including making your bed!
It may seem strange but making your bed can be a very rewarding experience. Plus it gives you the benefit of being better organized and provides you with the motivation to be more productive and face the other cleaning challenges that you have been putting off. But perhaps the greatest advantage is that a tidy bed will result in calming environment that is free of chaos and clutter. There are also few things that can beat getting into a bed that is already made rather than having to struggle with strangled sheets and covers.
4. Getting A Good Night’s Rest
The latest studies have concluded that the average adult requires on average 7 to 8 hours of unbroken sleep a night and according to the National Sleep Foundation, a made bed results in getting a better night’s rest. Spending less time fighting with unmade sheets and more falling asleep can help you get the rest you need to be at your best all day, every day.
Dust settles on your bed linen all day long and not shaking this dust out when you make your bed each morning can result in an accumulation which can simply be unhealthy. Dust mites and other microorganisms love a dusty environment to live in and can cause allergies and respiratory illnesses. So shake out those sheets and get rid of the dust, pet dander, pollen and other dirt that could be affecting your health.