This is a question that every kid asks their Mom at some point, "Mom why do we have to make our bed if were just going to sleep in it again tonight?" Well if this study by Kingston U. can be believed you might be better off folding the blankets down.
Neatniks, cover your eyes. New research from Kingston University in the United Kingdom has concluded that an unmade bed is not only unappealing to the eyes, but also unappealing to house dust mites, which are thought to cause asthma and other allergies.
The average bed can be home to as many as 1.5 million house dust mites, and when a bed is made up, it traps moisture in the sheets and mattress--ideal conditions for those mites. But the bugs apparently have a harder time surviving in the drier conditions of an unmade bed, reports the BBC News.
The big takeaway: Since dust mites are a leading cause of allergies and asthma, keeping your bed unmade could keep you healthier. Read more here and here.
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