1.5 Million Dust Mites May Be Living In Your Bed! Destroy Them By Doing This One Thing Only

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? While some people go straight to the toilet to wash up, others drink their morning cup of coffee. Meanwhile, many of us first make our bed then go about our morning routines.

We are taught by parents to do this since we were kids and it kind of stick to us and turned into a habit. If you make your bed right away with the sunrise, you get up traps millions of dust mites inside the sheets and the mattress. They feed of your d.e.a.d skin cells and sweat and can contribute to asthma and allergy issues. An unmade and open bed will expose the creatures to light and fresh air and will help to dehydrate and k.i.l.l them off.

Dr. Stephen Pretlove from Kingston University School of Architecture explains that when you make your bed quickly after waking up, you are trapping your sweat, skin cells and your body heat. Leaving your unmade, you are exposing the sheets to light, drying them out and depleting the mites’ lifelines.

When sleeping, we sweat a lot. A person may sweat up to a liter and thus creating ideal conditions for the mites. According to researchers, there could be approximately 1.5 million dust parasites living in the average bed feeding on our old skin cells that we shed onto our sheets as we rest.

It is not so much their existence, it is what they leave behind that creates problems for humans. Their excretion can irritate dust allergiesand lead to asthma.

According to Carolyn Forte, the director of the cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping institute said that not making the bed will not make a difference, since dust mites are found everywhere. Nevertheless, the director also said that leaving the bed unmade for some time during the morning will help the sheets to dry from your nighttime tosses and turns.

When sleeping, we sweat and our skin flakes onto the sheets that provide a feast for our bed’s dust mite inhabitants.

If the bed is made after waking up, all the skin cells, the moisture from your sweat and dust mites stay trapped beneath the sheets until bedtime.

Forte said that making the bed after breakfast is a good practice. Additionally, wash the sheets every two weeks, and you should not forget the pillow cases.

But if you leave the bed unmade, the dust mites dry up and the skin cells are left exposed to light and fresh air.

“We know that the dust mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body”, said Dr. Pretlove of Kingston University’s School of Architecture.

He also added that leaving your bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from your sheets, so that the mites will dehydrate or d.i.e.

Therefore, the experts really suggest leaving the bed unmade for the day.

After a day’s exposure to light and fresh air, the dust mites will die, leaving you to breathe a little easier.

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