Study Indicates a Cleaner Bedroom Can Mean Better Sleep

A new survey indicates that if you want to sleep better, you might want to whip out the vacuum.  The survey, conducted for the National Sleep Foundation, looked at the relationship between bedroom environment and sleep.  Here’s an overview of their findings:

  • Seven out of 10 people said they made their bed every day or almost every day. The bed-makers were 19% more likely to report getting a good night’s sleep on most days.
  • Nine out of 10 rated having a comfortable mattress and comfortable pillows as important for getting a good night’s sleep, while slightly less rated comfortable sheets and bedding as important.
  • Between two-thirds and three-fourths of respondents rated a cool room temperature; fresh air; and a dark, quiet, and clean room as important for a good night’s sleep.
  • Six out of 10 said they changed their sheets weekly or more often and roughly 3 out of 4 people said they got a more comfortable night’s sleep when their sheets had a fresh scent.

So, maybe there IS something to the claim that fabric softener is a sleep aid after all…

Sources: Medicinenet, News release