Don’t Make Your Bed Day - December 21
Thu, Dec 21, 2023

Don’t Make Your Bed Day

On Don’t Make Your Bed Day, mornings are easier – no need to make up your bed! Studies show that most people don’t like to make their beds, and there’s scientific research to back it up. December 21st is the perfect day to relax and learn more about this special day.


Don’t Make Your Bed Day was created by a schoolboy from New Mexico called Shannon. He proposed a day where people were allowed to not make their beds, and he chose December 21st as the date as it is the shortest day of the year. Shannon initially approached a local senator with his proposal, but he was too busy to listen. Shannon says he’s allowed to not make his bed himself, but he was concerned about others.

Interesting facts

  • You’re not lazy if you don’t make your bed – it’s actually easier to get on with more important tasks.
  • Scientists have confirmed that making your bed after sleeping is not a good idea – dust mites thrive on warm surfaces, and if you cover them up, they will only thank you.
  • There is a myth that if you don’t make your bed in the morning, the day will be full of failures, but this is untrue.
  • Some psychologists suggest that the first task of the day can have a positive effect on the rest of the day, helping you to be ready to achieve great things.

How to take part

To take part in Don’t Make Your Bed Day, all you need to do is not make your bed! Join the flash mob and post on social media to encourage your followers to do the same. Don’t forget to thank Shannon for his initiative!

When is Don’t Make Your Bed Day celebrated in 2023?

Don’t Make Your Bed Day is observed on December 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday December 21 2023
Saturday December 21 2024
Sunday December 21 2025
Monday December 21 2026