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DREAMING ABOUT A CLUTTER-FREE SPACE ISN'T HELPING YOU SLEEP
But with sleep disorders on the rise, leading experts on the subject believe a cluttered bedroom could be to be blame.
According to Michael Breus (aka the Sleep Doctor,) “When you walk into a room, what your eye sees can actually determine whether or not you’re going to have an easy time falling asleep.” A pile of laundry at the foot of your bed, a ransacked closet, or random papers and unopened mail on your night stand, could all be contributing to a restless night. That’s why the first thing Breus advises patients with sleep complaints is, “Clean up your bedroom.”
HEALTHY EATING STARTS WITH... A TIDY KITCHEN?
To test their theory, researchers set up two kitchens - One kitchen was neat and tidy. The other was strewn with mail, newspapers and dirty dishes. The participants were provided with snacks - cookies, crackers and carrots - and told they could as much as they like. When the study was complete, they discovered the participants in the messy kitchen had consumed twice as many calories from cookies as those in the tidy kitchen. (an interesting note: there was no difference in the rate of consumption of carrots or crackers.)
"We think we're smarter than the environment around us," Wansick said. "That's why these external cues are so powerful. We're often not even aware that they are influencing our behavior."
STOP FEELING STRESSED WHEN THE DOORBELL RINGSAn organized home makes it easier to have people over without the stress of cleaning and preparation. It has also been shown to reduce family conflicts and resentment and tension between couples.
STRESS LESS (AND ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT)It can be hard to clear out the clutter, but it can be even harder to keep living with it.
According to an online survey, home organization is one of the most universal stress triggers. 84% of recently stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn’t clean or organized enough, and within that group, 55% called it out as a source of recent stress.
Should you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed in your home or office, please give us a call. It's important to remember that we all have different strengths - for the Room to Breathe team, that strength is creating organizational systems that actually work and help you maintain order in your home or office. We are here to help, without judgement, and in much less time than you might think.
This blog post was written by Jessica Thorburn - Our Vancouver-based Marketing and Administration Superstar.