National Make Your Bed Day 2023: This may come as a surprise, but did you know that we spend one-third of our lives sleeping? So, venerate your bed on September 11, National Make Your Bed Day, by making it. Consider, as you turn off your blaring, chirping, or beeping alarm, that having a bed to slumber on is a relatively recent development in the history of civilization.
Our ancestors slept on mounds of leaves and mulch (or, if they were wealthy, large sacks of feathers scavenged from barnyard fowl) not too long ago. This should provide you with a newfound appreciation for your 500-thread-count linens and microfleece plush duvet cover. Do the proper thing. Every morning, make your bed and be thankful you are not sleeping on the hard, chilly ground.
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Display that exquisite bed!
Still using the ratty old afghan your college roommate gave you or the thin poly-blend comforter from one of those bed-in-a-bag kits that appear so cheap? Invest in something extravagant, such as a feather comforter nestled into a white cotton duvet. You will not want to abandon something so luxurious on the floor. If you have a penchant for the whimsical, consider a squishy, kawaii pillow shaped like a corgi or a piece of buttered toast (yes, these exist!).
Ventilate your bed
Did you know that mites flourish in moist, warm environments, such as recently vacated beds? In addition to routinely changing your sheets and occasionally vacuuming your mattress, you should avoid making your bed as soon as you wake up. Instead, pull the covers completely over your head and prepare some coffee or take a shower. You will feel (and smell) better, and your bed will be adequately ventilated.
Learn some bedding techniques
Some people enjoy sleeping with their feet protruding from under the sheets. Others prefer everything to be snuggled in and snug. If you fall into the latter category, you should learn how to make “hospital corners.” Originally devised by nurses to facilitate patient care, hospital corners can help keep your sheets in place. Or view a video on how to correctly fold a fitted sheet, which is considered by many to be pure magic!
Why We Admire Make Your Bed Day
Who desires to untangle tangled linens and fluff deflated pillows prior to retiring for the evening? If you take a few minutes during the day to make the bed, there will be no trouble at night. Simply slip between the sheets, draw up the blankets, and you’ll be off to dreamland.
In actuality, straightening the bedsheets yields a high return on investment. It may seem like a minor achievement, but it sets the tone for the entire day. One good habit leads to the development of additional good habits.
A well-made bed not only enhances your mental state, but also your physical health. The allergens produced by animal dander and the allergens shed by “bunnies” will remain off your sheets when you prepare your bed in the morning, and you will sneeze less at night. In addition, the National Sleep Foundation reports that people who routinely make their beds sleep better!
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