We could all use a good night’s sleep — especially right now, with the stress of COVID and so much uncertainty in the world! Unfortunately, seven to eight hours of restful shuteye can often be hard to come by. Could a good bedroom cleaning could be just what it takes to promote healthy, rejuvenating sleep habits for 2021 and beyond?
The Science Is Clear: Americans Need Better Sleep
A 2014 study from the National Sleep Foundation found that Americans are not getting quality sleep at night. In a survey, 35% of Americans reported that their sleep quality was “poor” or “only fair.” 20% reported that they did not wake up feeling refreshed at any point in the last week. Meanwhile, 45% said that their “poor” or “insufficient sleep” affected their daily life.
This is not too surprising, since sleep quality is closely linked with overall health. As the CDC notes, lack of quality sleep
“is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.”
The National Sleep Foundation has also found that people who get less sleep report lower quality of life, as well as poorer overall health.
Can a Home Cleaning Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?
Clearly, Americans are in need of some A-plus z’s. But we know that resting well can be tough, especially in these stressful times. In fact, a late 2020 poll found that a majority of people found “cleaning the house” was the biggest thing that “stressed them out beyond belief.” Other studies have found that our country’s overall stress levels rose steadily in 2020, among all age groups.
Fortunately, you don’t need to tackle the bedroom all alone! A professional cleaning service can help make sprucing and sanitizing this space a breeze, so you can spend less time worrying and more time resting and relaxing at the end of the night.
Curious about just how much of a difference a routine bedroom cleaning can make for your sleep health? Well, consider that…
Living In a Clean Space Is Scientifically Proven to Lower Your Stress Levels
Studies suggest that spending time in an unclean space correlates directly to higher levels of stress and “adverse health outcomes.” In contrast, those who live in homes described as “restful” or “restorative” experience less stress, and report feeling fewer symptoms of depression.
Another commonly cited study has found that people with the cleanest homes also tend to be the healthiest and most active overall. Meanwhile, research suggests that women who spend more time in cleaner environments adopt healthier overall habits and make better choices than those in dirty or messy spaces.
In other words? The cleaner your bedroom is, the more relaxing your bedroom feels — and the more likely it is that you’ll make healthier choices like detaching from your screens, going to bed early, and making space for yourself, each of which can help you get that restful night’s rest you deserve.
Calming Touches Can Make Unwinding Easier
The more time you spend cleaning your bedroom, the more mindful you’ll be about your space — and the little additions or changes you can make to help promote better health.
For instance? Once you’ve gotten rid of all of the dust in your bedroom, you may notice objects or knick knacks that are cluttering up the space on your dresser or bedside table — and creating just the sort of “chaotic” energy that your brain doesn’t need when it’s trying to power down and relax. Getting rid of these distractions may then help you rest more easily!
Similarly, it’s just not easy sleeping in an unclean room! For one thing, the thought of having to clean your bedding or vacuum your floors might be eating away at you internally, making it harder to unwind. Indeed, in one study, 84% of stressed Americans said that they often worried “that their home isn’t clean or organized enough,” creating even more stress and anxiety!
For another thing? Dirty bedrooms are just less comfortable! You’re far more likely to sleep well knowing that all of the dust, pathogens, hair, and (ahem) other nasty stuff that’s lurking in your bedroom has been properly taken care of.
At the same time, seriously thinking about your bedroom may be just the motivation it takes to finally recommit to your self-care regimen. A clean bedroom may very well inspire you to bring in those extra touches that will help transform your bedroom into a more restful and rejuvenating oasis — think a soothing white noise machine, fluffy slippers, essential oil diffusers, ambient lighting, and all the spa-like touches that make a space feel luxurious and special!
A Clean Room May Help Promote Better Sleep Hygiene
Have you ever heard of the concept of “sleep hygiene?” As the National Sleep Foundation explains, sleep hygiene
“means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep… Keeping a stable sleep schedule, making your bedroom comfortable and free of disruptions, following a relaxing pre-bed routine, and building healthy habits during the day can all contribute to ideal sleep hygiene.”
It’s all about developing a routine and fostering healthy habits — and cleaning regularly can help put you in a mindset to do just that!
For example, consider a little everyday task like making your bed in the morning. Research suggests that people who make their bed each day are happier, more rested, and more productive than those who don’t. Making your bed helps ground you and sets the tone for a meaningful day, while also making your bedroom feel more comfortable for when you return to it at the end of the night.
The little things add up! The more healthy habits you can add to your daily routine, the better you’ll feel, and the more these positive choices will come to be reflected in your sleep habits.
Sweeping Dimensions Is Here to Help
Looking for help creating the restful and relaxing bedroom of your dreams? Ready to set up a regular housekeeping schedule that’s perfectly suited to your busy lifestyle? Sweeping Dimensions Cleaning Service is here and ready to help.
Here at Sweeping Dimensions, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful!
Whether you’re looking for a deep sanitizing clean, routine housekeeping services, or help implementing green and sustainable cleaning practices in your home, we can help.
With a professionally trained and uniformed staff, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs. We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products.
We’re so confident that you’ll love our service, that we offer the Sweeping Dimensions guarantee. If our cleaning services should ever fail to meet your expectations, you can call us within 24 hours of your cleaning and we will send out a supervised crew to correct anything that needs attention.
Ready to make a clean home — and better sleep — a daily habit?” Get in touch today for your FREE service estimate!