A Clean Bedroom Can Help You Sleep Better

We’re big fans of spring cleaning over here at Good Housekeeping — and not just because it makes everything in your home sparkle. Giving your bedroom a refresh may actually help you sleep better.

In fact, about seven in 10 people agree that they get a more comfortable night’s sleep on sheets with a fresh scent, according to survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation.

That’s because our environment not only affects how fast we fall asleep, but how soundly we sleep, says Ilene Rosen, M.D., a physician at Penn Medicine board-certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary medicine.

“All of us have arousals or little, micro-awakenings when we wake up multiple times not just a night but an hour,” she says. “Most…

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