I’ve been asking my children to make their beds before they go to school for as long as I can remember.
They’d be up to the task for a week or two, and then go back to their old ways of just throwing their covers to one side of the bed.
It drove me nuts! Their excuses were that no one would see their bed anyway, they don’t have time, or that it’s going to be unmade later in the day.
That’s all true, but making your bed in the morning is a good start to the day. It makes your room look tidy, and makes you more productive throughout the day. I think of it as my first espresso shot.
What if making your bed in the morning has something to do with your health? I thought that would be a good way to encourage my kids to tidy up.
It turns out that making your bed can actually make you sick.
You can imagine my discomfort while I read these studies. All those years of telling my children to stop tidying their beds was wasted breath, and now I leave my covers hanging over the side just like they do.
Here’s why you need to stop making your bed, no matter how good it looks…