I’m a hormone coach – here’s why you should UNMAKE your bed in the morning if you want better sleep
- Calee Shea is a holistic doctor based in Atlanta
- She went viral after she shared why she makes her bed every morning
- Calee explained why letting your bed breathe improves sleep quality
A hormone coach has revealed why she makes and airs her bed every morning for ‘a better night’s sleep’.
Calee Shea, a holistic doctor based in Atlanta, has more than 86,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares hormone health tips, including recipes.
The content creator, who uses the handle @caleesheawent viral after she posted a video of herself pulling her sheets and blankets off her mattress after waking up.
‘POV: You deliberately open your bed every morning so it can breathe. You have never slept so well and your hormones are in balance.’
Calee Shea, an Atlanta-based holistic doctor, went viral on TikTok after sharing why she makes her bed every morning
Calee explained that she lets her bed breathe to prevent moisture and dead skin cells from getting between the covers, which can be a breeding ground for dust mites.
Most people are taught to make their bed first thing in the morning, but science suggests it’s better to wait and give your mattress a chance to air out.
Covering your mattress with blankets and sheets first thing in the morning traps moisture and dead skin cells in the bed, making them a breeding ground for dust mites, according to research from Kingston University London.
Dust mites are not only dirty, but also cause asthma and other allergies.
“One of my top tips for a better night’s sleep: Replace the habit of making my bed with making my bed,” Calee explained in the caption of her video.
‘Improving sleep quality has a direct link to the health of hormones, focus, energy, metabolism and more.’
In another video, the expert shared how to “intentionally make your bed,” saying to “shake out your blankets and sheets” before pulling them back to air out the mattress.
“Let that bed breathe,” she wrote.
Calee said she waits 60 minutes before going back and formally making her bed.
The hormone coach posted a video of her pulling her sheets and blankets off her mattress after waking up
Calee said she aired her bed for 60 minutes before going back to formally make it
TikTok users who don’t make their bed regularly welcomed the advice, but others insisted they should do it first thing in the morning for their mental health
Why is this important for hormone health? Good sleep DIRECTLY affects hormone health!’ she explained.
Calee later pinned the popular video, which has been viewed 1.5 million times and received more than 200 comments.
TikTok users who don’t make their bed regularly welcomed the advice, but others insisted they should do it first thing in the morning for their mental health.
‘Always leave my bed UNMADE. Forever. It is a must for health,” one person responded.
“Yes no, my room is small and it looks so messy when my bed is not made,” someone else argued.
“Ah, so now I can say it’s intentional and for my hormones,” another joked.