5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Bed

a made bed creates a sense of order and calm
Bed with Miramar Comforter Set | Schneiderman’s

Did you know that there is a National Make Your Bed Day?   There is!  We decided that if it was important enough to actually make a day for, then it must be important enough to post about.  (Of course, there really seems to a day for just about everything, so…)

Is it really that important to set aside time every day for this simple task?  Many believe that it is, and that it can add to your quality of life.

Here’s why making your bed is a good idea:

1. Creates order and a sense of calm.

While some people don’t really seem to be bothered by chaos, most of us are calmer and more relaxed when things are organized.  When we make our bed it lends itself to a sense of order in the bedroom and starts the day off on a positive note.

2. Better sleep.

According to this poll done by the National Sleep Foundation, approximately seven in ten (71%) of the population makes their bed every day or almost every day.

Another point in the survey worth noting was that those who do this every day (or almost every day) are more likely than those who do so less often (or not at all) to say they get a good night’s sleep every day or almost every day.

3. It leads to good habits.

In his commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014, Naval Adm. William H. McRaven said, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

His logic? “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.

By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter.” (see the entire speech here.)

4. See your decorated room.

Remember all of the time you spent picking out the perfect bed and bedding for your room?

The bed is a huge part of a bedroom’s design and if you never make it, you won’t really get a chance to appreciate it.  You should be able to enjoy the results of your decorating efforts!

5. It’s a great way to end the day!

After a long day at work, school, home, or wherever you spend your day, the last thing you should do is come home to a rumpled, unmade bed.  Making it in the morning helps keeps the sheets organized and pressed, which provides a welcome invitation to turn back the covers for a good night’s rest.

So are you a member of the every-day-made-bed club, or not so much?

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2 Responses to 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Bed

  1. PK September 11, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    I’m the same way, Natalie. Can’t stand to come home to an unmade bed and LOVE freshly washed sheets!

  2. Natalie September 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    I sleep best with crisp sheets from the wash and coming home to a made bed DOES help me feel more relaxed when life is chaotic, like it often is.
    Great point: A nicely decorated room just isn’t quite right with an unmade bed!

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