Making your bed every morning has previously been touted as a way to become more productive.
But new research suggests that even more than super charging your work day, making the bed might improve your sex life. Which we can all agree, is far more exciting.
The research, which was conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Sleepopolis, took a survey of 2,000 Americans, and then compared their bed making habits to their hobbies, personality traits and yes, how often they’re having sex.
As you might imagine, the wholesome and hard working tend to be bed makers, and the relaxed types with lower standards aren’t.
People who make their beds are about 10 percent more likely to cook, while bed leavers cite watching TV and films to be their favourite activity.
Similarly, those who exercise on the reg choose a healthy diet are more likely to be bed-makers.
As for sex? The study found that people who make their bed have more sex per week than those who leave the bed unmade. Which isn’t really a surprise. It’s always going to be sexier to fall into a freshly made bed with clean sheets than a nest of questionable duvet and sheets.
So if you’re hoping to bring someone home with you, do yourself (and them) a favour. Change the sheets and make the bed. You might boost your chances of getting lucky and you’ll certainly improve the likelihood of the person wanting to come back for round two.