Are you the type of person who makes his bed upon waking up? If you do, consider this- Your bed has millions upon millions of mites that are trapped in both beddings and sheets.
These bugs or mites typically thrive in the bed and feed themselves with dead skin cells and sweat; both can trigger allergies or asthma attacks. If you do not make the bed immediately after waking up, the mites are then exposed to fresh air and sunlight- two factors that are instrumental in their demise.
Regardless of temperature and weather condition, some parts of the body sweat during sleep. Medical experts believe that an average adult perspire enough to stimulate mite or bedbug attacks. The accumulation of sweat can induce attack from bedbugs. In an average-sixed bed, there are approximately 1.5 million mites just waiting to feast on dead skin cells and invade the skin. The excrements of bedbugs cause allergies, asthma attacks, and other health problems.
According to Carolyn Forte, laboratory director at the Prima Institute, it is recommended for people not to necessarily make their beds upon waking up. For positive results, it is ideal to fix the bed after breakfast or before going about your day. If you don’t mind the “mess” you can even leave your bed in that position an entire day, and make it once you arrive home. Ideally, you should have your sheets and beddings washed every two weeks.
Dust mites, when exposed to fresh air all day will die. Your bedroom will most assuredly be a better place for rest and asleep as you reduce your risk for allergy and asthma attacks.