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You may find yourself asking - Why make my bed if I’m just going to get back in it later? It’s something that we’re taught to do at a young age, but as we grow up, it begins to seem tedious and unnecessary for some. Well, it turns out there is research that has shown that making your bed each morning has a positive impact on mood, productivity, and other benefits we will unpack below!
When people feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks they need to complete, whether it’s homework, work assignments, etc, they tend to resort to cleaning in an effort to distract themselves from the work they need to accomplish. People also tend to feel more positive in a clean environment, along with feeling less chaotic and unorganized. A made bed is a great way to promote calmness and help relieve stress and anxiety, overall boosting your mood.
Completing mundane tasks, such as making your bed, are a great way to make yourself feel like you’ve completed something during your day. On days that you just don’t have much motivation to do anything, a simple task is a perfect way to give yourself a sense of accomplishment and “check” something off your to-do list!
Something you may have never heard of is that making your bed every morning promotes a better sleep schedule and improved sleep quality. Sleep is a necessary factor in our everyday lives, helping our bodies get through the day and giving our brains the ability to function properly. When sleep is interrupted, it can lead to an assortment of problems, such as agitation, lack of concentration, loss of motivation, grogginess, and so many more, so making sure you get enough quality sleep is important. Making your bed gives you a feeling of comfort so when you unmake your bed at the end of the night, you are more likely to experience a night of restful sleep. The Best Mattress Brand conducted a survey of 1,000 people where 50% made the bed and 50% did not, and the results showed that those who made their bed each morning got, on average, 7 hours and 19 minutes of sleep, compared to those who do not make their bed, averaging 6 hours and 57 minutes. It also showed that those who make their bed are 19% more likely to get a good night's rest.
When you do something simple, like making your bed, it promotes that sense of accomplishment, as we stated earlier. Along with that sense of accomplishment, it promotes productivity because making your bed leads you to want to complete other tasks, even if they are just as small. It starts your day on a positive note, which leads to increased productivity, which could mean you clean your house or go to the gym, eat healthier, or even just do a load of laundry, but the point is, completing a simple task encourages you to complete more tasks throughout your day, increasing your productivity overall.
So the next time you think about skipping making your bed in the morning, think back to these potential benefits you could reap just from a 5-minute task. It could potentially make you a more productive person overall, allowing you to live a healthier life. If you want to read more blogs like this, head to Living Juice’s website now to learn all about healthy habit-building and more!