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People often tell you to make your bed because it ‘starts the day off well’ or that it brings order and calm.
But the lazy among us have always known making your bed is a bad idea.
However, this has been backed up by scientific evidence.
According to reports, making your bed every morning may be bad for your health.
The reason is dust mites; they don’t just look nasty, they are nasty.
In the average bed there’s as many as 1.5 million microscopic mites crawling around and feasting off the skin cells you shed while you sleep.
In the morning, if you make your bed immediately, all of the skin cells, sweat, mites and their droppings – which can cause asthma and allergies – will be trapped underneath.
However, if the bed is left unmade, the mites, dead skin, the sweat, all of it, will be exposed to fresh air and light.
So, if you have to make your bed it is better to wait until the evening. By that point your bed is much less appealing to dust mites and they will have died from dehydration or just lost interest.
What you should do to mitigate allergies is wash your sheets every one-to-two weeks, use a damp mop or rag to remove dust and encase your mattress and pillows in dust-proof or allergen impermeable covers.
author: Sally Fulford – Assistant Property Manager