WANT “sleeping soundly? Sleeping in a clean and comfortable room can be one of the answers. Research proves, the cleanliness of the bed affects the quality of one’s sleep.
It’s already in the early hours of the day, but you still struggle with your bolster and bend right and left. In fact, the body is already very tired after a day of activity and demand to immediately rest. Before reaching for sleeping pills, you want to clean the bed, wash the sheets, and even replace the mattress used.
If this is what you feel, then it is not just your feeling that a pleasant sleeping experience can be gained through a clean and comfortable bed. In fact, the results of a survey conducted National Sleep Foundation (NSF) mentioned that people will get a much better sleep experience when their bedrooms are in a comfortable and clean.
This study involved people who sleep snoring and people who suffer from insomnia. The respondents said that the condition of the room where they sleep helped influence their ability to get a good night’s sleep.
“We have seen how medical drugs and habits of a person affect their sleep patterns. However, we have not really seen that the environment we sleep in was also having a considerable influence in sleep patterns,” said NSF Chief David Cloud to webmd.com.
David and other research teams were surprised to learn that senses such as touch, smell, and taste also contributed to creating a good night’s sleep. David conducted a study by taking 1,500 adult respondents randomly in the United States with an age range of 25-55 years.
Less than half of respondents or about 42 percent were identified as people who did not have sleep problems or always got a good night’s sleep. Meanwhile, in other respondents, David found 7 out of 10 people almost always clean the bed and sleep in a clean place. These respondents are in the percentage of 19 percent and they mostly report a satisfactory sleeping experience.
As for 9 out of 10 people claim to have a soft mattress and a comfortable pillow. Both are the best keys to getting a comfortable sleep. Few of them say that clean and comfortable sheets also affect their sleeping habits.
Between two-thirds and three-quarters of respondents said cold rooms with clean, cool air, illuminated lighting, quiet and clean spaces, are essential to getting a good night’s sleep. Meanwhile, 6 out of 10 respondents said they changed their sheets every week or more often. And, 3 out of 4 people admitted to having a deep sleeping sensation when their sheets smelled fresh.
“Respondents report having a chance to sleep longer and fresh when they wake up in the morning when their beds, sheets, and rooms are clean and comfortable,” said David. The results of a survey conducted by David and his team of researchers were responded positively by psychologist Shelby Harris PsyD.
Shelby, who served as Director of the Sleep Habits Program at the Montefiore Sleep Disorder Center in New York City, said she was not surprised by the results of the study. He had previously also discovered the fact that the condition of a comfortable bedroom and a clean bed, also influenced a person’s ability to rest.
In fact, this fact is still underestimated by many people. They are even more likely to rely on sleeping pills to get them to go to the subconscious.
“If a cushion of rolls and bed sheets that are clean and comfortable cannot make a person sleep well, maybe by changing the condition of the bedroom, it can make people who hard to sleep easier to sleep,” said Shelby.
Shelby even recommends using a mattress for only two things, namely sleep and sex. “Not a few people who watch television in bed, read, or even work on a mattress. These people then wonder why their minds stick to the work when they already want to sleep.
“Hence, I advise to make the bed just for sleeping,” said Shelby. Shelby also explained, many people think that sleep is something activity that can be executed as desired, such as turning off or turn on the light bulb. In fact, although the body is already very tired, does not mean the body can be invited to go straight to sleep.
“I suggest an hour before bedtime, you have to relax your body and mind and prepare to rest. In this way, your mind and body will respond better to the invitation to sleep,” said Shelby. How, worth a try isn’t it?