You’re making your bed all wrong. Here’s how to do it right

Remember when your mother told you to make your bed first thing in the morning? It turns out this ritual brings many benefits.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, people who make their beds in the morning are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep than those who don’t.

Wait a couple of hours after you wake up to make your bed — and stick with breathable bedding,

Mistake #1: You make your bed right away

Mistake #2: You put the fitted sheet on incorrectly

Sleeping on bedding that is too tight can be a real problem because tight bedding restricts how freely you can move during sleep.

Mistake #3: You tuck your bedding in too tightly

According to a Mattress Advisory survey, the average person goes about 24 days before changing their sheets.

Mistake #4: You go too long before changing your sheets

Mistake #5: You don’t layer bedding properly

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