People usually have the habit to make their beds after they wake up. But, according to some experts, this also has its downfalls. What actually happens when you make your bed is that you trap millions of dust mites between the sheets, the bacteria thrive on dead skin cells and sweat, and it causes asthma and allergies.
But, if you leave your bed unmade then the bacteria will be exposed to fresh air and sunlight that will help in destroying them. Scientists claim that we sweat during sleep, and the average sweat amount that we produce during just one night, goes to 1 liter and it makes the ideal conditions for the mites.
The approximate number of mites residing in your bed is 1.5 million. Their existence is not bad, as it does not cause any issue, but what they leave behind does. What can be the reason for dust allergies and asthma flare ups, are their excretions.
Carolyn Forte, the director of cleaning lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, says that leaving your bed unmade for a certain period after waking up in the morning, will be an amazing decision, because the sheets will have the time to dry from the sweat and from nighttime tossing and turning.
On every two weeks, you should wash your sheets and pillowcase.