Now you've got a good reason to ignore the little voice in your head (that sounds like your mom) nagging you to make the bed every morning.
It's better for your health if you don't make it at all--or, if that seems too messy to contemplate, wait until you get back home from work to tidy up your sleeping quarters.
Here's why: Our beds are homes to thousands of dust mites. These eight-legged critters feast on dead skin cells, which humans are constantly shedding, as well as humidity and moisture (think damp sheets as you sleep). When you straighten up the bed immediately after you get up, you have a better chance of trapping all that moisture, along with the skin-cell chomping mites.
Leaving the bed unmade exposes the bed sheets to fresh air and sunlight, which dries out the bugs, a study from Kingston University in Great Britain found. And that's good news. Although dust mites don't bite, they do cause allergies, including asthma.
Vacuuming, wrapping your mattress in a protective cover, and keeping your pet far away from your bed (mites love animal dander, too) are other ways to keep your bedding free of mites.
via Brobible.com and The Loop
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