You might not think that cleaning has anything to do with your quality of sleep. In fact, the mere thought of cleaning might be enough to stress you out and keep you up at night. But despite what you might think, the cleaner your environment, the less stressed and more relaxed you will be.
Here are some ways that seasonal deep cleaning can improve your rest at night.
Fewer Allergens and Irritants
Over time, dust, dirt, and pet dander can build up in your bedroom, especially if you have carpet. This buildup can directly impede your sleep, either causing you to wake up congested or have a harder time falling asleep due to reduced air quality.
But when you shampoo and vacuum your carpet during spring cleaning, you can clear away old allergens and other substances that can irritate your upper respiratory system.
With cleaner air in your bedroom, you’re less likely to wake up sneezing, coughing, and congested throughout the night. The truth is that cleaner carpets help you get a good night’s rest every night!
Clear Space, Clear Mind
You might feel at home in the mess, but the fact is that clutter has a negative psychological impact. Being surrounded by unorganized piles of clothes and other belongings can make you feel more stressed and less relaxed.
However, when you organize and rearrange your belongings, you will have fewer items in your line of sight as you go to bed and wake up in the morning. Having a clear, neat bedroom will help your mind stay free of subconscious stress and allow you to rest easier.
Better Mattress and Bedding Hygiene
Most people flip their mattresses and wash their sheets, comforters, and pillowcases when they deep-clean their bedrooms in the spring. This has a few benefits when it comes to sleep quality.
Along with clearing away allergens and irritants, your sheets can become more comfortable after being washed. Depending on the material your sheets are made of, they may even become softer after a few rounds in the washing machine, contributing to a more luxurious rest.
If nothing else, you’ll simply be able to relax, knowing that your sheets are clean and that there are fewer germs lurking in your bedding.
Cleaning Can Be Relaxing
It may sound unconscionable to some people, but for many, deep cleaning is a great way to clear the mind and relax. If you find that organizing and cleaning your space helps you put your mind at ease, the chances are high that your sleep quality will improve.
Cleaning can be especially helpful for those who struggle to find peace and calm while remaining still, such as in meditation. It’s a great way to reap the benefits of clearing your mind without the need for silence and stillness.
Enjoy Better Sleep in a Cleaner Room
Not everyone is a neat freak, but we could all afford to sleep a little better at night. Consider these tips when you want to increase your quality of sleep and wake up more refreshed.