A real chore for some, a mechanical reflex for others, making your bed in the morning is one of those basic principles that have been instilled in us since childhood. It was without counting on a very serious study carried out by researchers from the University of Kingston in England and published in the journal Experimental and Applied Acarology, which contradicts this rule, by suggesting that this gesture would actually be very bad for your health. Notice to those who were looking for a good reason to leave their bed unmade in order to justify their laziness: according to the researchers behind this scientific research, making your bed daily would promote the proliferation of dust mites and bacteria in the sheets.
Stop making your bed to fight dust mites?
As reported Neonyou should know that in a bed there are on average no less than 1.5 million mites, which feed on the dead cells of our skin. Imperceptible to the naked eye as they are microscopic, these bacteria particularly appreciate hot and humid places and that’s the problem. The warmth of our duvet mixed with our night sweats makes these little creatures happy. Turning down the sheets in the morning would therefore imprison them in our bed, where they then continue to multiply. And when we know that dust mites are responsible for 75% of the allergies that affect the French…
Those also called the “house dust”indeed excrete an allergen which can act as a trigger for skin problems or asthma-like respiratory symptoms.
“Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress, so the dust mites become dehydrated and eventually die,” says Stephen Pretlove, study director. Explanations that hold together but still struggle to convince the maniac that lies dormant in us.