Improve Your Sleep with these 6 Homekeeping Tips.
MaryAnne read the March 2013 O Magazine and we wanted to comment on the Sleep Better, Sleep Deeper, Sleep Longer article.
We’ve all read the articles with the same advice — improve your sleep by limiting caffeine intake, working out, clearing your brain of worries, and so on.
Here’s 6 homekeeping tips to improve your sleep:
- Wash your sheets ever week. Sweat alot? Have more than one sheet set so you can replace them easily.
- Wash the mattress pad. People forget about their mattress pad, but think about what it absorbs: body weight, body odors, sweat, etc. Wash and dry your mattress pad at least once a month.
- Check on the condition of your pillows. I remember one episode of Oprah where a scientist showed how many dust mites and dust mite excrement a single pillow contained. When my pillows aren’t ready to be replaced but need to be freshened I either: put them in the dryer with some clean tennis balls or lay them out in the hot sun.
- Clear your bedside table. It’s not supposed to be a dumping zone for the books you feel you should read, but haven’t because you’re really not interested.
- Move your bed and vacuum under it and behind it. When’s the last time you did this? The bedroom is the last room to be cleaned, but it should be the first room to be cleaned! If you spend 8 hours a night in bed, that’s 8 hours of breathing contaminated air if the room hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned. Humans shed an incredible amount of skin, hair, and nail parts each day. Moving a bed and vacuuming behind is one of the most satisfying homekeeping tasks.
- Thoroughly clean your bedroom. Start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. Wipe down the ceiling and walls with a wool duster, clean off the fan blades, dust everything, vacuum behind and under everything, wipe down your mini blinds or shake out your curtains, and wash your windows.
A clean bedroom holds a peaceful, calm energy. In all of our work, helping a client create the bedroom of their dreams – often a decluttered, uplifting, fresh smelling, new beginnings’ type of room – is revolutionary each time.
Here’s to a good night’s sleep!