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Why Making Your Bed is the Best Way to Start the Day

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

You probably already have a ritual to ensure a great night’s sleep. It might start with washing your face and end with powering-down your electronics so you can crawl into your perfectly comfy bed. We invest a lot in our evening and late-night hours – we design custom made, bespoke beds, matching bed frames and Egyptian cotton sheets. We paint our bedrooms calming colors and make sure our pillows are as soft or as firm as we like. But what about your mornings? Let’s face it: waking up in a super-comfy, custom memory foam mattress makes it more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. So, how can we tailor our mornings to be just as pleasant as our perfectly-curated nights?

The start of the day can be hectic — whether you’re getting ready for work or making the kids’ lunches. But just like your evening routine sets you up for a relaxing night's rest, your morning routine should set you off on the right foot, too.

What you might not realize is that the key to a positive, impactful and rewarding day starts even before your first cup of coffee and biting into your breakfast.

Scientists, accomplished professionals and Feng Shui gurus all say the same thing: making your bed is the best way to start the day. So, here’s why adding this quick and easy task to your morning routine might actually improve your day altogether.

Making your bed sets yourself up for other productive habits.

New York Times journalist and author of “The Power of Habit”, Charles Duhigg, explains in his best-selling book that making your bed is a “keystone habit”. Duhigg says that the simple morning habit is correlated with “better productivity, a greater sense of well-being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget."

When you start your morning on a positive, productive note, you set yourself up for a positive and productive day. Making the bed first thing in the morning can thus lead to making better habitual choices throughout your day. It’s like setting yourself up for success.

A tidy bed gives you a small sense of pride to start the day.

Making your bed gives you a small sense of accomplishment. By tucking the sheets and neatening up the covers you’ve accomplished your first task of the day. Take that little spark of pride and let it light your fire for the rest of the day.

Little habits like tucking your sheets fosters positive energy.

Feng Shui notes that the most important piece of furniture in your life is the bed. This ancient Chinese system is all about how the objects we surround ourselves with can impact our energy, and making the bed is an important part of keeping a healthy balance. "When you leave your bedding in a messy heap, you will tend to muddle through the day until it’s time to fall back into bed again," explained Karen Kingston, a Feng Shui expert. And we bet they’d also support investing in a hand-crafted, custom made bed as well. The time, attention and quality that goes into a bespoke bed fosters positive energy and quality sleep – two things that make starting the day out with a smile much easier.

Making your bed reminds you that even the smallest actions have an impact.

That sense of pride, no matter how small, can have a major impact on your day and future productivity. Hold onto that feeling and cherish it. It’s a great reminder that even our smallest actions in our own lives, and even in how we treat others, can have a lasting impact.

Keeping crisply folded sheets can help you sleep better.

Science backs up our claims, too. The National Sleep Foundation conducted a study that found people who reported making their beds said they slept better overall. Not to mention that consistently making your bed protects your custom mattress – it’s really just good sleep hygiene.

It’s something you can do with your partner.

If you share your bed with a partner, making the bed together is a great way to connect during busy mornings. Tackling the first accomplishment of the day together can be a small but powerful bonding moment that further cements your partnership.

Because there’s nothing quite like crawling into a freshly made bed.

Let’s face it, after a long day, there’s nothing like peeling back the covers to a tightly tucked bed with warm blankets and puffed pillows. There’s a feeling of neatness and cleanliness, and when your bed linens are covering a luxurious, custom memory foam mattress, it almost feels like you’ve indulged in a hotel stay. No housekeepers to thank here, though - just yourself.

And this advice doesn’t just apply to the standard bed in your home; even the weirdest sleep spaces deserve custom bedding that fits their shape and size. That’s where we come in. Do you have a round mattress you need customized king sheets for? A v-berth mattress in your house boat? Or a hinged mattress in your RV? Don’t stop at the 1-yard line in your quest for the perfect custom mattress – have us make custom, 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linens that fit just as snugly as the sheets on your standard bed.


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