You didn’t make your bed
Tidy bed, tidy zeds.
That’s the word from a survey of 1500 adults by the US National
Sleep Foundation, which found bed-makers were 19 per cent more likely to report getting a good night’s shut-eye on most days. “It’s about doing what makes you feel like, ‘Yes, this [bed] is a place where I want to spend my next eight hours or so’,” says sleep therapist Dr Katharina Lederle, author of Sleep Sense (Exisle, $29.99) and co-founder of sleep-health hub somnia.org.uk. Another trick? Fresh sheets: 75 per cent of the survey participants slept better with that clean smell.