The Benefits of Making your Bed in the Morning

There are many benefits to making your bed, and after you've read this article, it'll be the first thing you want to do when you wake up in the morning.
The Benefits of Making your Bed in the Morning

Last update: 10 October, 2019

Recent studies have shown that making your bed in the morning is one of the best ways to help you face the challenges of the day. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this article, and try it for yourself!

Making the bed in the morning can help you feel more productive. This simple task has been shown to give us a greater sense of well-being, and the belief that we can achieve our goals. It has been so effective, in fact, that someone has even written a book about it, “Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World”.

“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another… And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

According to the author, US Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, this simple task is the first step to changing the world. He is so certain of this, in fact, that he has even given speeches encouraging everyone to make this a part of their daily routine.

Why is making your bed so important?

Making your bed.

A few years ago, Kingston University London launched a study into the advantages and disadvantages of making the bed. The results suggested that making the bed would allow the sheets to air properly, killing the infamous bed bugs.

While it’s true that, up until a few years ago, leaving the house with an unmade bed was practically a crime, today, whether or not you make the bed has more to do with your preferences and lifestyle.

Personal preferences aside, today, we want to tell you about the many benefits of this simple daily chore. If you need any extra motivation, take a look at all the wonderful bedding.

Improve your mood

Making your bed improves your mood.

Daily chores and grooming are positive actions that can have a huge impact on our mood. Many studies have shown that healthy lifestyle choices instantly make us feel happier.

Improve concentration

A clear head.

When a new habit becomes automatic, our brains see how easy it is to carry out these tasks and start to relax. This makes it easier to face the rest of the day with enthusiasm and a clear head. By making the bed, you are telling your brain that you can tick off everything else on the to-do list too.

Say goodbye to stress

Messiness increases stress.

When you walk through the front door at the end of a hard day at work and see an unmade bed and a messy room, your cortisol levels (ie. your stress levels) skyrocket. Fortunately, the opposite occurs when you come home to a neat and tidy room.

Improve self-esteem – our favorite benefit of making your bed

Being productive can help raise self esteem.

Achieving our goals, no matter how small they may be, makes us feel better about ourselves. Of all the many benefits, this is our absolute favorite.

One thing leads to another…

Messy drawers.

These benefits also bring with them a whole host of other advantages. By doing something positive, you’ll feel good, encouraging you to do other things. Making the bed might give you the motivation to tidy your closet, or throw out those old items you no longer use.

Sweet dreams – one of the greatest benefits of making your bed

Making your bed can help you get a good night's sleep.

This last benefit is one of the most obvious. Who doesn’t love falling asleep in a freshly made bed? A set of crisp, new sheets is one of the best ways to guarantee a good night’s sleep.

All these little benefits quickly add up. Your home will look better, you’ll feel less stressed, and your new-found sense of well-being will be transformed into energy, productivity, and creativity.

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We spend around 3,000 hours in bed every year... that means giving our beds special attention is completely justified! Making a bed is important.