What if we told you that the simple act of making your bed each morning can help you start the day with a boom setting a perfect scene for success.
Your parents were really onto something when they spent hours nagging you to make the bed. Recent books, surveys, and studies suggest a very strong link between the act of early morning bed-making and increased productivity.
Everyone wants to be more productive, but only 37% of Americans habitually make the bed each morning. Baby boomers make the bed the most, and they are also the most productive (especially when working from home).
Millennials are the least likely to make the bed, around 67% of young people roll out of their sheets without looking back.
In a recent survey, we discovered that millennials, despite being the most tech-savvy and hyperconnected generation to date, are the least productive group when remote working. Almost half of all millennials feel less productive right now.
Generations aside, making the bed is something that everyone can do. From the oldest to the youngest sleepers, everyone has the power to start the day with a sense of achievement, confidence, and excitement for the day ahead. And let’s not forget, nothing compares to the feeling of coming home to a perfectly made bed. Especially if you’re sleeping on the most comfortable mattress.
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Seal William H. McCraven put the power of bed making under the spotlight when he penned the book: Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe the World.
In his book, and now famous commencement speech, Admiral Seal William H. McCraven attests his success to getting the small things in life right and suggests that making the bed as soon as you wake up in the morning sets off a chain reaction of small accomplishments throughout the day.
Dedicating the first moments of a fresh new day to the task of making the bed can also help with the habit of reaching for the phone and checking notifications as soon as the day starts. How long do you wait before you reach for your phone in the morning. A US-based study found that nearly 1 in 4 adults start using their phone less than sixty seconds after waking up in the morning.
Making the bed is a perfect strategy that can help structure the morning by reducing distraction providing the perfect stress-free start to the morning.
When you’ve mastered the art of bed making, there are a few ways to take your pursuit of productivity to the next level by optimizing your entire morning routine.
To perfect the morning routine and become the morning person you’ve envisioned for so long - timing is essential. Not everyone has the same amount of time each morning.
Kids, long commutes, and early start times mean there isn’t a one size fits all morning routine that works for everyone. But if you know how much time you have to work with, it can be easy to structure a morning groove that’s flexible and completely tailored to meet your needs.
Some of the best morning routines all start with a well-made bed followed by a few of these productivity-boosting ideas:
Having a sound routine is only part of the puzzle when on a pursuit for better sleep. The fact is - the mattress matters the most! Perfect can be an elusive word - especially when we’re talking about beds. Some want spinal support, while others look for cooling so help reduce night sweats.
As you hunt around for the perfect bed, it’s very likely you will learn that memory foam mattresses are widely regarded as the best for all types of sleepers.
Despite being one of the newer styles of foam, the NASA designed material is highly adaptive, breathable, and conforming which is why so many sleepers are raving about the comfort and support benefits of memory foam.
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Our extensive range of mattresses has something for every sleeping style and budget. The pressure relieving and temperature regulating properties within each comfort layer of our memory foam or hybrid mattress range can help you reimagine your entire sleep experience.
No matter how much time and effort you may put into creating a strict and productive routine by making your bed - if your bed is lousy you’re not doing yourself any favors by sleeping on it.
So make your bed each day - and ensure the bed you're making is helping rest your mind and body so you can perform at your best when it really counts!
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