Maybe you did not know this, but an average person can sweat up to 1 liter of fluid per night. This creates a perfect breeding ground for mites. According to some scientists there could be as many as 1.5 million dust mites living in the average bed. These bugs are feeding on your old skin cells that you shed onto your sheets as you sleep.
Their existence is not a threat to you. However what these mites leave behind can be a real problem for you. Namely the excretions from these bugs can irritate dust allergies and cause asthma flare ups when inhaled.
According to many scientists leaving your bed unmade might not make much of a difference. However, if you immediately make your bed, in that case the tight sheets will trap millions of dust mites that live on your bed. These mites are feeding off your dead skin cells and sweat and are surely contributing to asthma and allergy problems.
In the meantime, open and unmade bed, exposes these creatures to fresh air and light. The fresh air the light will dehydrate and kill these mites.
This means that making your bed later in the morning after you eat your breakfast and get ready for the day ahead might be a better choice. However you should know that you must wash your pillow cases and sheets every one to two weeks.
According some experts the best thing you can do is just leave your bed unmade for the entire day and save this chore for when you get home at night.
After a day’s exposure to fresh air and light, most of these dust mites in your bed will died. Therefore now you even have a scientific excuse for not making your bed.
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