Sleeping easy tonight? Don't make your bed in the morning!

October 5, 2006 5:11pm CST
Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe. Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies. A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed. The average bed could be home to up to 1.5 million house dust mites. The bugs, which are less than a millimetre long, feed on scales of human skin and produce allergens which are easily inhaled during sleep. More than a good excuse for teenagers?
17 responses
• United States
15 Oct 06
Really, I think this is one of the most interesting things I have read so far on myLot and I've been around for several months. Thanks! but my daughter still isn't going to get by without making her bed :)
16 Oct 06
Glad I could be of service! Haha, don't let your daughter find out the truth! :P
@jr89997 (25)
• United States
10 Jan 08
lol. Ok I'll have to remember that, I make my bed every morning just out of habit.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
23 Nov 07
thanks a lot for providing this useful information, one thing we can do is changing bed sheets daily to
@dio123 (1790)
• India
23 Nov 07
thanks a lot for providing this useful information, one thing we can do is changing bed sheets daily to keep ourselves healthy and fit
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Lackingstyle this is great news for me since I hate making the bed and only make it once a day and that is right before we go to bed since me or my husband is usually messing it up with the occasional nap throughout the day. So now I will have the excuse. *claps&cheers* Well, thanks for the interesting information I appreciate it alot.
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
That's great! I almost NEVER make my bed in the morning, and it'll give me an excuse to use for my fastidious boyfriend's 'make your bed' nagging! :)
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I am going to go change my sheets right now. I always change my entire bedding once a week but my sheets every other day. It is just gross to think of a dirty bed. YUCK
• United States
16 Jan 07
Well then. That's definitely something I've never heard of before. Maybe I'll keep up NOT making my bed from now on!
@MissK1 (214)
• Portugal
29 Nov 06
I knew that there was a good reason for not making my bed every morning! lol
@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I knew there was a reason I didn't make my bed ;)
@SViswan (12095)
• India
17 Nov 06
Gosh!!!Is that really true??But I can't sleep in an unmade bed. that's one of the first chores of the day that I do...make my bed! I don't think a dust mite is able to see how scruffy a be is. I'm sure there are other ways to make sure bed bugs don't make your bed their home but this isn't one of them. My sheets are changed every week and washed in hot water. I hope that keeps them out.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Well that's some interesting information there, it's very useful, now I'll think twice when I leave my bed unmade.
• South Africa
8 Nov 06
Lol.My sister would definetly like this. During the week I always make my bed but on weekends I like to sleep and sometimes I dont make my bed. If I do make my bed on weekends I dont feel to sleep...
@eoconn03 (152)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Now, I can tell my fiance why I dont make my bed and have a good reason for it!
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
To think I just started making mine up.... I am going to use this an excuse to my boyfriend because I hate making the bed. (I am the last one up so that is why)
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
To think I just started making mine up.... I am going to use this an excuse to my boyfriend because I hate making the bed. (I am the last one up so that is why)
@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I hardly make my bed, I just make it look nice and neat for when people come over.