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?
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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.
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.