If you have a knack for making your bed soon after waking in the mornings, it’s likely that you will be trapping millions of dust mites on it.
These bugs feed on sweat and dead skin cells which can eventually lead to allergies and respiratory problems. Don’t leave your bed remains unkempt for a few hours. The fresh air and sunlight will help to get rid of them.
Dr. Stephen Pretlove from the Kingston University School of Architecture explained this further. He went on to say that sweat, body heat and skin cells are trapped in your sheets, especially if you spread your bed right after waking.
Health Problems from Dust Mites
We also lose fluid via sweat when we sleep and this moisture creates a safe haven for these critters to survive and multiply. Therefore, in order to safeguard your health, getting rid of these pests is your best option.
According to scientists, the average bed has approximately 1.5 million dust mites. feeding off our sweat and dead skin cells as we sleep at nights. However, their existence isn’t the main problem, it’s more about the things they leave behind. When humans inhale the excretion of these critters, it can lead to asthma flare-ups and other respiratory issues.
Director of the cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, Carolyn Forte, explained that leaving your bed unkempt in the morning doesn’t necessarily make a difference because the bugs are everywhere. Leaving the bed in such a condition may help to get rid of the moisture left in the sheets after a night of sleep.
She went to say that a good practice would be to wake up, have your breakfast, get ready and then make your bed. In addition, bed sheets and pillow cases should be washed every one or two weeks.
Going back to Dr. Pretlove’s conversation, he went in more detail and explained that these pests are able to survive by using tiny glands on their exterior. They absorb moisture from the atmosphere. So naturally, keeping the area dry will have the opposite effect.