The people have different habits in the morning in order to start their working day. One of the habits makes a bed after getting up. People make it in a different way and in a different time. For example, some are making bed immediately after getting up, some will let it stay for a certain period of time unmade, while some will not make it at all.

Those who are making bed immediately need to know that they trap millions of dust mites between the tight sheets of the bed. Those mites remain there to feed off humans dead skin cells and sweat and in many cases, it can lead to asthma and allergy problems.

For that reason, even though you are so organized person, and want to organize everything around you immediately, be aware that it is much healthier to keep the bed open and unmade for some time. By doing that you’ll dehydrate and destroy dust mites.

Dr. Stephen Pretlove from Kingston University School of Architecture, explains that by immediate making the bed people are trapping the sweat, body heat, skin cells in the bed. He recommends to leave the bed unmade and expose the sheets to light and air, which will destroy the mites.

The experts found that during the night, people sweat up to a liter of fluid, which is an ideal environment for the mites. It has been estimated that about 1.5 million dust mites live in the average bed. They are feeding on people’s old skin cells, and their excretions usually can cause asthma flare-ups and dust allergies.

The director of the cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, Carolyn Forte explains that leaving the bed unmade does not make a huge difference if the bed is full of dust mites. However, it could be better than to cover it.

She recommends to eat the breakfast first and then make the bed, which will provide enough time for the sheets to dry. In addition to that, she recommends washing the pillowcases and sheets every week.

Furthermore, Dr. Stephen states that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere. They, actually use small glands on the outside of their body to take the water, which allows them to survive.

In order to remove moisture from the sheets and mattress, he also, suggests the measure of leaving a bed unmade during the day, so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die for a short period of time.


– You can leave the bed unmade for some time or even during the entire day,

– The fresh air and light will destroy the dust mites,

– You’ll be protected from health issues like allergies and asthma.



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