The one thing that all sleeping quarters have in common is the feel of sheer and utter comfort. Nobody sleeps in a bed that they despise or that they don’t feel completely relaxed in, which is good for the ability to relax and de-stress.
Feeling at home is important, but it is possible to feel a little too comfortable in the bedroom and the comfort of your favorite sheets. In fact, some of the more common bed practices aren’t just frowned upon, they can also be bad for your health. Here is just a short list of things that shouldn’t be making their way into your bed, for the sake of your health and sanity.
In today’s day and age, nobody has an actual alarm clock; cellphones are used in the bedroom for everything from juke boxes to flashlight, so no wonder the phone is also doubling as an alarm clock. Besides the many instances of phones overheating while charging and setting fire to bed sheets and bedrooms alike, the cellphone is one of the biggest disruptors of sleep cycles. Leave your phone in another room, invest in an actual alarm clock, and get some much needed rest, because a lack of sufficient sleep means a weakened immune system and greater susceptibility to illness.
Taking your work home with you is never a great idea, but when it cannot be helped, the last place it should ever end up is in your bed. The bedroom, and the bed itself, need to be logged as a place of calm, and not stress, work or anything else.
As hard as it is to resist those cute little puppy dog eyes, having a pet in your bed is the fast track to poor health. From dander to tics, pets, even the clean ones, aren’t stuffed animals, which means you shouldn’t sleep with them as such. Also, research shows that pet owners that sleep with their animals next to them, wake up more frequently than those who sleep without their pets.
Breakfast in bed is a nice novelty every once in a while, but constantly eating in your bed makes it a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Get up, eat at the table and keep your bed for sleeping, not eating.
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