There are a million and one excuses for not making your bed in the morning, here are a few common ones:
- “I got up late and I didn’t have time to make my bed.”
- “What’s the point? I’m getting back in it as soon as I get home.”
- “My pet is curled up on the sheets and I didn’t want to wake them up”.
Make bed making a morning habit
We all hate making our beds, but it’s scientifically proven that making your bed is overall better for your health and your sleeping habits.
Think of making your bed as your first successful task of the day, apart from trying to get up of course.
Your bed is the focal point in your bedroom and having that clean and tidy creates a sense of accomplishment and puts you in a better mood for the day to come.
Make it a part of your morning routine like brushing your teeth or combing your hair.
The science of making your bed
A study completed by the National Sleep Foundation proved that those who made their bed every day had a better night’s sleep to those that didn’t.
This study also states figures that people with clean sheets get a much more comfortable sleep. So, clean your sheets more often than you already do, simple!
“53% of respondents rated sleeping on sheets with a fresh scent an important contributor to their sleep experience” – Bedroom Poll by National Sleep Foundation.
The myth of letting your sheets breathe
Many people are convinced that they need to let their bed “breathe” during the day, and the reasons being that we are told that airing your bed out can prevent dust mites, mould and bedbugs etc.
However, the best way to get rid of dust mites and prevent mould is to keep your mattress clean, wash your sheets and your mattress protector frequently.
You can still have that little bit of air flow through your sheets if you really want, by slightly folding the top of your duvet cover over.
All in all, making your bed can help with your actual sleeping and make you feel accomplished before starting your day, so get bed making!
If you really don’t like making your bed, your local Merry Maids can always do this for you while making the rest of your house spick and span! Find your nearest Merry Maids here.