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Mom Is Right, You Should Make The Bed

by Sarah Loyd 4 months ago in advice
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Mom Is Right, You Should Make The Bed
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Most of you are probably fully functional adults that make the bed every day. Sadly, I am not one of those adults. I thought it was pointless. Why straighten up something that will be messy again later. I know others feel the same way. We are the kind of people who get annoyed by our mothers telling us to tidy up the bed. But, I'm here to tell you that mom is right. There are benefits to making the bed. These benefits could help improve sleep. "A National Sleep Foundation poll found that survey participants who reported regularly making their bed were also more likely to say that they got a good night's sleep most nights." I know, hard to believe, but it's true. Let me explain:

A Made Bed is a Comfortable Bed

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When the sheet and the comforter are straight, the bed feels cozier. Now, imagine blankets bundled up in a ball. Then, imagine struggling in those blankets to get comfortable. You are tossing back and forth to get enough coverage during the night. "Carolyn Forte, the director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, recommends making your bed because it helps minimize wrinkles in your sheets and keep pillows fluffed." Bed sheets should stay untangled every day. At night you will feel more relaxed.

The More Relaxed You Feel, The Less Stress You Feel

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Making the bed can help relieve stress. It's one less chore you have to worry about during the day and night. This solid routine can calm the mind. We need a calm mind to get proper rest.

There's not much scientific research on the effects of making the bed. However, there is "anecdotal evidence" pointing to the mental benefits of this daily habit:

  • A feeling of accomplishment
  • A sense of calm
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced organization
  • Improved focus
  • Relaxation
  • Stress reduction

You're in a Better, Productive Mood

Making your bed may not sound like a big deal, but even the little things can boost your mood. There is something about a made bed that changes your whole attitude. It can make you more determined to be productive.

"Those initial shifts start chain reactions that help other good habits take hold." - Charles Duhigg, 'The Power of Habit'

Now, you can go to bed knowing you can achieve anything. Pleasant dreams!

The Living Environment is Better

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The living environment can also affect your mood. An organized space can improve focus and provide goal-setting skills. Making your bed is a positive way to start your morning. A productive day can give some incentive to have a restful night. Your surroundings will be more inviting if the bed is clean. The mattress is more enjoyable to rest in if it is sanitary. Good Housekeeping says, "by covering your sheets and mattress with a comforter, quilt, or duvet, you minimize the surface area on which dust can collect."

We are imperfect human beings. We may not always make our beds. We do not always obey our mothers. But, we should try to do both. Mother is right! Making the bed is valuable. Not just to be a mature adult, but to improve our sleep. So, let us lazy people start the day off right. No, it is not pointless. It is not that hard. Good Night!

Sources: verywellmind.com, Good Housekeeping

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Sarah Loyd

I love movies, music, TV, and all things entertaining. Follow me on Twitter @musicl0v3 and on Mix https://mix.com/sarahloyd You can also find me on Pintrest @sloydmarie

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