Have you ever heard the expression “A clean home makes for a clean mind”? Well we have and there’s actually some scientific studies backing it. It’s been proven that a clean office space makes you much more organized and productive during the work day, but why is this? Well stay tuned, because today we are going over the benefits and why you should keep your dojo nice an study.
Health.. You see, after a while some little particles of anything called dust accumulate everywhere around you. In your hair, on your bed, on your countertops. This magical substance you probably hate. Dust causes some major allergy flares as well as respiratory issues, especially in asthma patients. You see over 60million people in the US alone suffer from allergies, in fact allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness according to the CDC. Whether you want to believe it or not, dust is choking you and taking care of this problem has been shown to greatly reduce physical stress. So you heard it here first, make that dust go bye bye.
Stress.. Ahh, stress… Stress makes you a mess. In fact science backs that claim. A 2009 study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that women who lived in cluttered homes had higher levels of the very unappreciated stress hormone we refer to as cortisol, than those who lived in clean, tidy, dustless homes. Cortisol works as a regulator that balances the body after a stressful event, but too much cortisol can impact the brain’s ability to function. Stress literally (This is true) kills brain cells, particularly in the prefrontal cortex, the center of memory and learning.
In other words, cortisol is bad. Can’t sleep? Cortisol, can’t breathe? Possibly cortisol, feeling stressed? Definitely cortisol. So sit back and properly relax in a clean uncluttered home, it’s more than worth it.
Diet.. Now I know this sounds like a long shot, but a clean house has been proven to help you choose cleaner food options. A study done by Cornell University, offered stressed vs not so stressed individuals unhealthy cookie options. Guess who ate more cookies.(cookie monster) Those in a stressed environment ate 3 times the cookies as those in a clean stress free environment. This is pretty crazy and definitely eye opening. High stress situations beg for junk food, or comfort food. Unfortunately for me, my comfort food is a pack of oreos at 3am while I’m binge watching “how to build a tree fort in Indonesia ” but that’s besides the point. The point is, clean home, clean mind, clean eating..
Sleep.. Some smart people in a hi-rise building did some contemplating and came up with the idea that a clean room correlates to better sleep. I’m not sure who they are paying to come up with this stuff but science! This building just so happened to have the label National Sleep Foundation apparently there is a whole foundation dedicated towards sleep. Anyway the study goes on to explain how 75% of individuals said they slept better on clean sheets. Another 20% exclaimed that they were excited to hit the sheets and skip the netflix binge as long as their room didn’t smell musty and it had a nice clean scent to it.(Who wants to sleep in a musty room?) So there you have it, a clean room, a clean mind, and a good night of sleep.
Well this brings us to the end of this installment, bottom line, clean house equals better health and better decisions, those are science words. Be sure to check out our other blogs on how to find and choose a quality cleaning company, and until next time goodnight.