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The Most Important Piece of Furniture in Your Home

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Kara
04.14.14

One piece of furniture in your home is more important than all of the others.

Do you know what it is?

I’ll give you a few hints: You’ll use it more than any other item in your home. In fact, it’s where you’ll spend about 200,000 hours over the course of your lifetime. And, when it’s clean, it can actually make you a more productive person.

Still not sure? It’s your BED!

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you are getting the most out of your bed, every single day:

For A Better Sex Life:

Change your bedding color. To really get the most out of this piece of furniture in your home (if you know what I’m saying), consider choosing purple for your bedding, bedroom walls or décor. A study of 2,000 couples showed that people with purple in their bedroom tend to have sex 3.5 times a week!

It’s true: the same color that you see on grape Skittles and eggplants also makes you randy. If purple isn’t really your thing, red and sky-blue are also perfectly respectable turn-ons — both hues got couples knockin' boots more than 3 times a week.

For A Better Night’s Sleep:

Spray your sheets with lavender linen spray. The aromatherapy of lavender is scientifically proven to reduce insomnia by helping our bodies reach slow-wave sleep, which is the deepest stage of slumber where our heartbeat slows and our muscles relax.

Lavender is also naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, so this DIY lavender linen spray is perfect for keeping your bed at its best.

For A More Productive Day:

Make your bed every morning. It seems mom may have had a point – making your bed is a keystone habit, meaning a habit that leads to other good habits. Keystone habits (like exercising or brushing your teeth) can have positive affects on your entire day, making you more productive, less stressed and generally happier.

Tip: Before making your bed, open your curtains and pull back your bedding to let the sun shine onto your pillows and sheets. This will help “detox” your bed by removing any excess moisture and reducing the risk of mold growth. 

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