Making your bed might seem like a pain, but it’s something that everyone should take the time to do each day. Why? Well, scientists say that making your bed encourages better sleeping habits and is also a critical step to keeping the bedroom organized. It’s also a good way to make sure that those bed linens are still as fresh as they can be. Starting a bed-making routine can be difficult at first if you’re not used to it, so beginning it on National Make Your Bed Day can make it a little bit easier. This holiday falls on September 11th and is a day to encourage everyone to start making their beds.
Why You Should Make Your Bed
Do you hate making your bed and want some reasons why you should do it? If you do, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found out a few reasons why you should take your time to make your bed. Reasons that will hopefully encourage you to do it more often.
It Encourages You To Keep Your Bedroom Tidy
One of the best reasons for making your bed is that it helps you to keep your bedroom tidy. That makes the room look better and will make you more likely to keep the rest of the space cleaned. Some studies have shown that people who don’t make their bed are more likely to have clothing and towels all over their bedroom floors so that alone is reason enough to make your bed.
It Lowers Stress
Believe it or not, making your bed can help to reduce a little bit of stress. Many people don’t realize it, but an unmade bed can send a subconscious message to a person’s brain and result in undue anxiety.
It Improves Sleep Hygiene
Although we briefly covered it in our introduction, it’s worth mentioning again here that making your bed improves your sleep hygiene. That means that getting into a made bed sets a mood that alerts the brain that it’s time to get ready to go to sleep. The result can be you falling asleep faster and having a more restful sleep through the night.
It Can Lead To More Productivity
Starting the day by making your bed can start a chain reaction that results in you making better decisions during your day. It creates a greater sense of well-being and makes people feel better about themselves—two things that can improve their decision-making and help them take greater charge of their daily lives.
Observing National Make Your Bed Day
As we said in the introduction to this holiday, it’s the perfect day for people to start a bed-making routine or to encourage their children to start making their beds. And after you tidy up your bedroom, it’s a good time to use the hashtag #NationalMakeYourBedDay on your social media accounts to encourage everyone to make their beds, too.
When is National Make Your Bed Day?
|This year (2023)||September 11 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||September 11 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||September 11 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|