Can I ask you something – do you make your bed immediately after you wake up in the morning? If YES, then you are doing the wrong thing! Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
The experts warn that there are millions of dust mites that live in your bed and they’re trapped between sheets. These dust mites are feeding off your dead skin cells and your sweat. According to the experts, these dust mites are potential threats and they can cause asthma and allergies.
And, guess what – unmade and open bed will expose these dust mites to some fresh air and sunlight. How this works – well, these 2 things (fresh air and sunlight), will dehydrate them and kill them all. We all know that all people sweat when they sleep. An average adult person can sweat up to 1 liter of fluid per night, which means that sweating creates the perfect breeding environment for the dust mites. They also say that the number of dust mites “living” in an average bed can be up to 1.5 million dust mites. And as we said before, these dust mites are breeding and living off our sweat and dead skin cells, while we sleep. But, don’t get us wrong – their existence is not the real problem. The real problem is that the dust mites can leave behind “waste”, which can cause health problems for people. Their “waste” can cause some dust allergies and cause asthma, when it’s inhaled by people.
The main director of the cleaning lab at the GHI (Good Housekeeping Institute), Carolyn Forte, says that it’s highly recommended for everyone to leave their beds unmade for some time, during the morning. The main reason behind is that the sheets will have an opportunity to dry from your nighttime sleep. Carolyn also says that making your bed after you eat your breakfast and get ready for work is your best choice. And, you should wash your sheet every week, or at least every 2 weeks. And yes, don’t forget the pillow cases as well. Well, you should know that some experts say that you can leave your bed unmade for the entire day, and make it when you get home at night.
Bottom line – if the dust mites are exposed to fresh air and light all day, they will dehydrate and die. It will make you bedroom a better place to sleep and you can breathe easier. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share with your friends and family.