Most of us grew up listening to our parents tell us to straighten our room and make the bed. I’m sure I am not the only one who wondered why it was so important to make the bed, especially because it was just going to be unmade again that night! To be honest, some of us may still feel that way.
It turns out that, like many things, mom and dad may have been right about this one. A recent article suggests that a clean room could lead to a better night’s sleep.
Your bedroom is more than just the room that happens to house your bed — it is your personal environment for sleeping. A proper sleep environment is essential for quality sleep. We’re talking about more than sweeping the room to keep allergies at bay (though a clean room is incredibly helpful if you suffer from seasonal or dust-related allergies).
Believe it or not, the perfect sleep environment is all-inclusive. The study found that participants slept better when…
they made their beds every day,
bed sheets were clean and changed once a week,
the bedrooms were dark and cool,
they slept on comfortable mattresses and pillows.
The participants even reported that sheets with a clean, fresh scent helped them to sleep more comfortably.
I cannot emphasize this point enough: A clean, cool, dark and comfortable atmosphere is needed to create an ideal sleep environment. Particularly comfort!
The ideal sleep environment soothes all of your body’s senses, easing you into sleep. We’ve talked before about the positive impact that a cool bedroom temperature has on sleep. You can darken your bedroom by using low wattage bulbs (45 watts or less) near your bed and making sure all the lights are off for bedtime. A quiet room can be achieved by shutting off all electronics: TV, computers and cell phones.
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