Did you know that if you make your bed right after you get up from in the morning, millions of dust mites that live in your bed will stay trapped between the sheets feeding off your dead skin cells and sweat? Precisely these mites are potential causers of asthma and allergy.
Because of that if you leave your bed unmade and open, the exposure of the creatures to fresh air and light will dehydrate and kill them off.
When we sleep, we sweat. Interesting fact is that average person may sweat up to a liter of fluid per night. The sweat is ideal breeding ground for the mites.
Scientists estimate that unbelievable number of 1.5 million dust mites residing in an average bed which are feeding off our old skin cells that we shed onto our sheets as we sleep.
Actually their existence does not cause problems, but what they leave behind that causes problems for humans. Their excretions can provoke dust allergies and cause asthma flare ups when inhaled.
Carolyn Forte is director of the cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute. She advices that leaving your bed unmade for some time during the morning so the sheets have an opportunity to dry from your nighttime tosses and turns is wise decision.
Forte says that you should make your bed after your breakfast and get ready for the day.
Another important thing to mention is to wash your sheets every one to two weeks. Also don’t forget the pillow cases.
So there is a scientific excuse that justifies you if you haven’t made your bed for the entire day.
Explanation is simple, after the exposure to fresh air and light, the dust mites in your bed will die, and then you can breathe much more easier.