Why You Should Make Your Bed

Hi guys! So today I wanted to share some good reasons why you should make your bed. Have you ever wondered why we even need to make our beds everyday? That's what we will be talking about below.

why you should make your bed

So what is the whole point of making your bed? You like many others may have wondered what good it does, and why it is so important. Well I discovered some pretty convincing reasons why making your bed daily is such a great idea.  Here we go.

The Bed Bugs - They really do exist

Goodnight, sleep-tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite..those are some very famous words from a bedtime rhyme. And so that brings me to one of the biggest reasons why you should make your bed. Bed bugs are real..and they bite.

Not making your bed is practically inviting them to your sleeping space. As you sleep in your bed, you shed skin cells, this attract these tiny survivors. And guess what? Not making your bed allows them to build up (and their waste). This can cause real problems.

A bit about Bed Bugs

Simply put, bed  bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Because they are no bigger than an apple seed and have a flat body, they can hide very well. Bedbugs tend to stay within 10 to 20 feet of beds and seating areas. Why? To keep close to their food source - you.

Bed bugs often bite while their victims are asleep. However most people never feel the bit because the bugs inject an anesthetic that allows them to feed for up to ten minutes without interruption.

Am I grossing you out already? Ok then, I'll stop with the details for now. (And I won't insert a picture of them, you can Google if it you are keen ;)  Well, making your bed daily greatly decreases the likelihood of being invaded by bed bugs.

Get rid of all the skin cells and debris on your bed by giving your bed sheets a good shake each morning and by cleaning them regularly. It really is quite simple. You can avoid the bed bugs by making your bed.  Making your bed will also help with allergies and get rid of dust.

When my father was trying to teach me about the importance of making my bed each morning he showed me a picture of bed bugs on the internet and the terrible bites they cause. My bed never went unmade again. Quite effective, I'd say.

Because it looks good…

Another reason that you should make your bed each day is because it looks good. No-one likes to walk in a room that is messy, and a messy bed will definitely stand out. Be kind to your eyes and bring yourself inner peace and satisfaction by arranging your bed nicely.

 It can be quite annoying to walk into your room and the bed looks like a bomb hit it or something.  It can just disrupt a clear mind.

Sometimes you cannot tell when you might have visitors so making your bed is always a good idea that can save some major embarrassment. When someone walks into the room and your bed is well-made it will make you seem more respectable and organized. Yes, a well made bed is pleasing to the eyes.

It doesn’t take that much time..

Time should not really be an excuse when it comes to making a bed. The beauty of de-cluttering your bed is that you can do it in relatively little time.

 It is probably one of the easiest chores to do, and the one we get taught to do first. Making your bed is something that you can get done in just a few minutes every morning.

Your bed doesn’t  even need to look fancy, just clean and tidy. It is helpful if you just take a few minutes to make your bed as soon as you step out of it. By doing  this, you will likely ensure that you get it done- and in time. It is much better to complete the job earlier in the day and not drag it out till the next time you go to bed. Yes, making your bed is possible even if you lead a busy life.

Be comfortable

I think this one is quite self-explanatory. A well made be is more cosy than a rough bed. Not making your bed days in a row will impact on the level of comfort as you sleep (besides the bed bugs). There is nothing better than getting into a perfectly made bed at the end of a long day. It is a great feeling that calms you down and frankly makes you quite pleased with yourself. You know can just relax and fall right asleep peacefully.

Form good habits

Making your bed is a  good way for you to take control. Making your bed every day is a great skill to develop and will give you a great measure of discipline. Doesn’t it feel great to get things done?

It is a simple task that will instil some order in your daily routine. Making your bed is a habit that is relatively easy to form, and it will help you to form other habits that are useful and beneficial. Starting your day with a small accomplishment is worth the extra seconds.

Making your bed will encourage you to do one task, then another, and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. When you leave your bedding in a messy heap, you will tend to muddle through the day until it is time to fall back in bed again. However, making your bed may increase your productivity throughout the day and support forming good habits.

In life, it is the little things that really matter. A well made bed is one of those little things that can make you feel wonderful and appreciate this even more.

I hoped you enjoyed reading the above reasons why you should make your bed. It becomes quite easy when you get into a routine, and is rewarding - especially at the end of a long day!


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