If you happen to make your bed immediately after the sun comes up, then you are creating a perfect environment for the millions of dust mites that live on your bed and feed off of your sweat and your dead skin cells.

This could potentially contribute to creation of asthma or some allergy problems. An unmade open bed, however, exposes all of the creatures to light and fresh air, dehydrating them and ultimately killing them all.

Make your Bed in the Morning

Make your Bed in the Morning

There is a simple explanation for all of this. If you make your bed immediately after waking up, all your body heat, skin cells, and the most important one – your sweat, are trapped within the sheets and all over your bed.

On the other hand, if you happen to leave your bed unmade, you will expose the sheets and the mattress to light and air, thus drying out and killing the bed mites.

We sweat a lot while sleeping. The average person, believe it or not, sweat about a liter of fluid per night. This leads to creation of the perfect environment for breeding of the mites.

This is why you should definitely do everything to stop this process. Scientists claim that there could be more than 1.5 million bed mites living in the average bed, feeding off of us as we are trying to get a good night of sleep.

It is not their existence that should be a problem for you – it is all that they could leave behind them. Their excretions, when inhaled, can cause asthma or irritation while breathing.

So this is why it is very wise to leave your bed unmade for some time in the morning, so that it can dry out from all your tossing and turning, and of course sweating during the night. As we sleep and sweat our skin flakes to the sheets creating an opportunity for a feast of the mites that live in our beds.

Remember that if you make your bed right after waking up, everything will be trapped between the sheets. A good habit is making your bed after you’ve dressed and eaten your breakfast. Also, about the sheets and the pillow cases – make sure you wash them and change them often, about every week or two.

The mites can only survive in a moist environment, by taking in small amounts of water on the outsides of their bodies. So, something as simple as leaving your bed as you wake up will remove all of the moisture from the mattress and the sheets, eventually killing the mites.

This is why all of the exerts unanimously recommended t even leave your bed unmade for the entire day! Save this one for until you get back from work in the afternoon.

After leaving your bed the entire day to full exposure of light and air, the mites would be long gone when you come back to make it, leaving you to breathe a little easier and live a little healthier. So, next time when someone asks you why haven’t you made your bed yet, you have a scientific background to support your thesis.