The alarm clock goes off. You wake up, get up, and get ready for your day. You have a million things to do before you leave your house for the busy day ahead ... so why in the world would you take time making the bed?
Believe it or not, taking that extra minute or two each morning to make your bed could lead to some rewards throughout the day.
Making the Bed Makes Your Room Look Nice
It instantly polishes up your room. You probably spent a lot of money on that nice comforter with matching pillow cases, so enjoy them.
Speaking of that gorgeous matching bed set you bought, making the bed every morning will help the linens keep their shape. No one likes a drab, wrinkled, old-looking duvet cover or comforter. Smooth out those wrinkles each morning and they will last longer.
Start Your Morning on the Right Foot
How great does it feel to cross something off of your to-do list? Imagine starting the day out doing that? Taking a minute or two to make the bed in the morning will help you start the day feeling accomplished before you even brush your teeth.
Starting every day this way will help create a great habit that can lead to other smart choices and positive practices throughout the day.
Protect Yourself from Dust
Unfortunately, making the bed won’t keep the dust away completely, but covering your sheets and mattress with a comforter, quilt, or duvet cover will help minimize the collection of dust.
Also, using the right mattress protector will help to protect you from bacteria that could grow around your mattress. They are great for allergy sufferers; our mattress and pillow covers provide protection from bed bugs, dust mites, allergens, stains, mold, mildew and moisture and are used and recommended by over 12,000 physicians nationwide.
Making the Bed Leads to a Better Night's Sleep
Let's not forget the important thing - you might sleep better. 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.
This underscores the NSF's findings that bedroom environment, including cleanliness (and perhaps that cool, crisp feeling of a made bed), influences how well you snooze.