Every morning, after you wake up, you probably make your bed. Did you know that with that you leave millions of dust mites trapped between the sheets. These mites are potential causers of asthma and allergy.
When we sleep, we sweat. Many scientists claim that the average person may sweat up to a liter of fluid per night. It is estimated that around 1.5 million mites live in an average bed. Can you imagine what do they eat? The answer is, our old skin cells that we shed onto our sheets as we sleep. However, our body is not troubled by these mites, but with what they leave behind. Their waste causes dust allergies and asthma flare ups.
Carolyn Forte, director of the cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, claims that leaving your bed unmade might not make much of a difference. But that it is wise to leave your bed unmade for some time during the morning so the sheets have an opportunity to dry from your nighttime tosses and turns.
Therefore, it is advisable to leave your bed exposed to the sun and fresh air. If you leave your bed unmade, the mites will be killed from the sunlight. This is a scientific excuse as to why you haven’t made your bed!
Here are some other important things to remember:
- If possible, prolong the making of your bed for after breakfast.
- You can also leave the bed unmade all day long, so the sheets can dry from your nighttime sleep.
- Wash the sheets once a week, or at least every 2 weeks.
- Make sure there is sunlight and fresh air in your bedroom.
Article source: www.healthyandnaturalhouse.com