You will spend a third of your life sleeping, but are you actually treating your bed like the revitalizing sanctuary it should be?
Sleep is vital to your well-being: Not getting enough shut-eye wreaks havoc on your body, your mental state and your emotions. And while there are a number of bad habits that might be harming your precious rest (we’re looking at you, smartphone), one of the simplest ways to get more sleep is to make your bed something you can’t wait to climb into — and then never want to leave.
According to a 2011 National Sleep Foundation survey, people sleep better when their beds are comfortable, clean and relaxing. Nearly 90 percent of self-identified “great sleepers” rated comfortable sheets and bedding as integral to their sleep success.
“Frankly, we were surprised to see that senses like touch, feel and smell were so important,” David Cloud, the National Sleep Foundation’s chief operating officer, told WebMD when the survey was released. Read more