One of the biggest sources of stress is also one of the most overlooked. Studies show clutter can trigger the release of cortisol, which is basically the body’s fight-or-flight response.
Even for people who think they are used to their clutter, there’s evidence it still increases the level of anxiety that affects their mood.
Help your mood and wellness by removing the most common clutter found in the sleep environment, such as stacks of books or magazines, clean or dirty laundry, anything you don’t use regularly or need in the bedroom, and children’s toys.
Fun Fact: Research shows women who describe their homes with positive language had. lower level of the stress hormone cortisol than those who described their homes as cluttered.