Why you should never make your bed in the morning

In Limbo

14 Sep 2015

Experts recommend leaving your bed unmade for the entire day because covering it up after a night’s sleep makes it easier for dust mites to survive.

“We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body,” Dr. Stephen Pretlove of Kingston University’s School of Architecture* told the BBC.

“Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.”

(*We just can’t figure out what architecture has to do with dust mites)


Credit: The Loop


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