How well did you sleep last night? Perhaps you slept all the way from getting into bed until your alarm went off (or even until you woke up naturally, which is a much better way to start the day if you are able to), and you now feel refreshed and energized. If so, that’s great. However, many people don’t feel like this in the morning; many people feel as though they haven’t slept well at all, even if they got a full eight or so hours. Others will have kept waking through the night. Although there are many reasons for having sleep problems, one of the most surprising yet perhaps easiest to deal with is a messy home. Read on to find out more.
Why Is Sleep Important?
You might be wondering why a good night’s sleep is so important. After all, missing out on sleep only makes you feel tired and grouchy, but it doesn’t actually affect you in other ways, does it? The answer is it can have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health, particularly when it becomes chronic, so you do need to try to sleep well when you can.
Sleep deprivation can cause:
- Type II diabetes
- Heart conditions
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
As you can see, it’s crucial to get your sleep pattern to help prevent these and other conditions from blighting your life.
How Does Mess Cause Sleep Troubles?
So, you know that sleep is important, but what does that have to do with a messy, cluttered home? It’s due to anxiety. Even if you’re not conscious of it, the fact is that when you are surrounded by the mess, you will become more tense and anxious, and your stress levels will rise. This will lead to poor sleep.
This problem becomes even worse if there are things all over your bed; in that case, you are making it physically more difficult to get comfortable, meaning you might have to sleep in awkward positions, and thus you won’t sleep well, and you won’t feel rested when you awake.
How To Get Organized And Sleep Better
The solution to your sleep problems is easy if they are caused by clutter; you just need to tidy your home. In some cases, this will mean picking up things from the floor and putting them where they are meant to be. In others, it will mean donating some items to the Red Cross so they are no longer in the way and you have more space. Finally, perhaps you don’t want to lose any items at all, in which case you’ll need to invest in more storage for the home or even a storage locker.
Once the tidying is done, make sure you clean up too. When you have a clean and tidy home, you’ll be much more likely to want to keep things that way, and that will help you stay less stressed and sleep better, resulting in a more productive, relaxing, happy life.
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