Do Not Make Your Bed Again! Here is Why Scientists Recommend This
Most people after waking up and before beginning the day have habit to make their bed. Of course, it’s great to tidy up everything and to be proper and clean. However, scientists now state that this “healthy” daily practice is in fact very unhealthy!
It all comes down to the millions of dust mites that we cannot see but actually live in our beds.
The strange, alien looking critters feed on the dead skin flakes that fall off our bodies and into our beds. This makes sheets, mattresses, blankets, pillows and anything else on your bed, the perfect breeding ground for the microscopic creatures. When we sleep for long hours in bed, our bedding takes up moisture from the extended body contact. It actually allows the dust mites to survive, live and reproduce.
Now, the recommendation of scientists is an easy and effective way to cut down on the number of dust mites in your bed. They simply advise is not to make the bed.
Dr. Stephen Pretlove spoke to the BBC and explained: “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 mattress and sheets so these small mites will “get thirsty”, dehydrate and probably die.” Less dust mites can lead to better health since they can often cause asthma and allergies from which nowadays many people suffer.
Plus, who wants to share the cozy and warm place, with millions of unseen freaky bugs?
Next time you wake up, save yourself an extra minute by skipping the process of making the bed. There is nothing to lose and potentially lots to gain by doing so. Scientists say that we can only end up healthier, and thus happier.
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