How to keep your sleeping environment clean

sleeping environment clean

Most of us are willing to try anything to get better quality sleep. We go through the lengths of buying all these expensive gadgets and changing up the furniture in the bedroom, only to get the same, low-quality sleep.  However, many of us do not realize that something as simple as cleaning the bedroom can go a long way in creating the perfect sleeping environment, therefore, giving us more quality sleep. 

How to keep your sleeping environment clean

Declutter your room

A cluttered room can reflect negatively on your mental well-being. This could affect the quality and quantity of sleep you get. The first step to cleaning up your bedroom for more quality sleep is to declutter. 

Clutter can be destructive and stressful and this could take away from your sleep time. Every time you get into bed and try falling asleep, you will have mountains of clothes, boxes, furniture, and even trash staring back at you. 

Clear out the bedroom, making sure you take out unnecessary items. The bedroom is only meant for sleeping which means electronics, living room furniture and piles of throw pillows do not belong there.

Clean your sheets regularly 

If you go too long without cleaning your sheets, this could impact the quality of sleep you get. Dirt sheets hold lots of germs, dead skin, bacteria, dust particles, hair, and more which can be the cause of major allergic reactions, difficulty breathing and sleeplessness. Professionals recommend that we clean our sheets once a week in hot water and disinfectant. This not only promotes your hygiene but the also the quality of sleep you get. 

Clean your mattress

Clean sheets don’t count if your mattress is dirty. The mattress also tends to collect dead skin cells, dust, oil, seat, mold and mildew. Deep cleaning your mattress at least once a month to remove dirt, stains, germs and bacteria. 

If you have been using your mattress for 5 years or more, cleaning it is only a temporary solution. Most mattresses last for about 5 – 10 years depending on their use. An old mattress can be uncomfortable and will mess with the quality of sleep. The safest option is to invest in a new, quality mattress to get better sleep. Nectar has modern, top quality mattresses that offer comfort, desired firmness and  back relief to improve your sleep quality. 

Say no to pets 

Many people regard pets as family, which is why they allow them on furniture. However, they shed so much, leaving hair wherever they sit/sleep. Letting your pet on the bed could lead to allergic reactions that will affect your sleep quality. 

Will you rest better in a clean room?

Yes, there are a couple for reasons why many people tend to sleep much better in a clean, uncluttered room than a dirty, cluttered one. 

First, a clean bed is very comfortable

According to professionals, people who clean their sheets regularly sleep way better than people who neglect bedding  hygiene

Cleaning the bedroom will help clear your thoughts

A disorganized room can be a reflection of your mental state. A disorganized mind can lead to stress, which will hinder good quality sleep/ This means that clearing the bedroom environment can help clear up your mental state. The process of tiding up can help you clear up your mind and sort things out. 

You will start and end your day peacefully 

There is nothing worse than waking up to a dirty, cluttered room and you have to get ready for work, or school. This can completely ruin your day and you may not function normally. A clean room will help you have a smoother morning and this may rub off on the rest of your day. 

Improves air quality 

If a room is not cleaned for long periods of time, it tends to gather up dust, mold and more. Dusty rooms can cause health issues like allergies, difficulty breathing, eye irritations and a plethora of other issues that could reduce your quality of sleep. Dusting, cleaning and vacuuming regularly will get rid of or prevent buildup of such, promoting a good night’s sleep. 

Prevents allergic reaction during sleep 

Mold, mildew, pollen, pet hair and more can easily accumulate in your beddings, causing allergic reactions. Cleaning your sheets regularly can keep these irritants away, promoting good quality sleep. 

Increases your productivity

Having an organized bedroom means everything is in place and you can point out where things are. This makes you more efficient when you are doing things in the bedroom. You won’t waste time looking for things or moving things around when you could be sleeping. 

Final word

Getting a good night’s sleep is quite important. Tidy rooms are less distractive and promote a peaceful state of mind.  You won’t be overcome by frustration, or a sense or inadequacy which can lead to sleep deprivation.