Not Making Your Bed Kills Dust Mites

March 21, 2011 at 2:00 am 1 comment

By Chad Upton | Editor

There’s a hot debate on whether you should make your bed or not. Some people believe it teaches children discipline, others like the look and/or feel of a made bed and tight sheets.

Regardless of your preference, there is some new information that indicates not making your bed is cleaner than making it.

Millions of dust mites can live in your bed if the conditions are right. Because dust mites can impact our health with asthma and allergies, scientists are studying mights to improve health in the future.

Dust mites survive best in warm and moist conditions. Scientists say that one of easiest ways to reduce the heat and humidity inside your bed is to leave it unmade in the morning.

Because they’re so small, less than a millimeter, it’s very easy to deprive them of heat and moisture.

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Source: BBC

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  • 1. Kyle  |  March 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    This would have been great info to have as a teenager – justification for my laziness.

    Reply

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