It can be hard to spend the extra time in the morning making your bed. We’re focused on getting started with our day or maybe we’re still tired. Perhaps you think you’ll just be getting back in the bed later and don’t see the point in spending time making the bed just to mess it up again later.
Well, researchers have given you a pass. Apparently not making your bed is beneficial to your health.
A Kingston University study says that dust mites cannot survive as easily in an unkept bed. Dust mites have been attributed to allergies and asthma and can cause a real problem, in addition to being disgusting. When we sleep, we sweat. When we make our beds, this creates a warm and damp condition that helps dust mites thrive.
Dr. Steven Pretlove essentially gives you a doctor’s note for not making your bed.
“We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body.
“Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.”
When you make your bed, you are trapping the dust mites in there and giving them protection from drying out.
Do you make your bed every morning? Does this change your opinion? Please comment below.