Since young age, we have been taught that the first thing we should do when we get up in the morning is wash up and make our bed. This is why this has become a deep-seated habit for all of us ever since we were children. Many of us must admit that this practice has not been our favorite, and after you read this, you will see that you have been right all this time.
You will probably be surprised when you are going to read that by making your bed immediately after getting up you trap millions of dust mites inside your sheets, bed and mattress. It does sound shocking, as it is gross, but there is a solution for this problem as well.
For the beginning, let’s see what dust mites really are and why are they dangerous for our health. The dust mites are small, microscopic bugs that live in our bed, pillows and sheets. they feed on our sweat and dead skin cells and multiply very quickly. Not only do they multiply very quickly, but they also excrete very quickly, up to 20 times per day.
Scientific studies have determined the number of dust mites in an average bed, and this number is about 1.5 million dust mites. If you go on calculating, considering the fact that they excrete rapidly, you will see how the average number of 1.5 million quickly increases, and you will end up disgusted.
The dust mite excrement is considered to be one of the greatest health hazards for people, as it contains protein that when gets breathed in or comes in contact with our skin gets the level of our antibodies up. When the level of our antibodies is raised, our body begins releasing histamine and many problems occur further on. Histamine is the cause of the swelling and the redness that are usually connected to allergies.
Thus, you can begin experiencing some of the following symptoms: watery nose, red and watery eyes, sneezing, hay fever, itching sensation, coughing, and even breathing problems. There are people that are very sensitive to these dust mites and they can even get red, itchy bumps on their skin after the dust mites’ exposure. This is why it is very important for you to find out the way in which you can get rid of them and improve your health in general.
How exactly can you eliminate the dust mites?
The answer is – in a very simple way.
To be more precise, you will have to go against everything you have been told as a child. In other words, do not make your bed right after you get out of it. By avoiding this routine, you expose the dust mites to direct sunlight and fresh air, which is a way to destroy them by dehydrating them. By making the bed right after you get up you trap the heat along with the dead skin cells and the sweat in your sheets and in your bed.
Taking in consideration that this is their food and the condition they need for multiplying, this is the last thing you should do. That is why scientists recommend that you go about your day first, have breakfast, go to work and make your bed in the evening. This way, you will get rid of numerous dust mites, clear the air in your room and give you a peace of mind. Another thing you should be careful about is washing your pillow cases and sheets regularly, at least once in every two weeks.
You see, science now gives you a reason to be lazy in the morning. Now you have the perfect excuse for that in case anyone asks you why your bed is not made.