Not making the bed may keep people healthier
Researchers in the United Kingdom believe that an unmade bed can kill off dust mites thought to cause certain allergies, reports the BBC.
Studies conducted at Kingston University show that the mites cannot survive in the warm and dry conditions of an untidy bed, but instead prefer the damp conditions of an occupied bed. Up to 1.5 million dust mites can make their home in the average bed.
The tiny bugs feed on human skin scales, producing allergens that can be inhaled during sleep. These are thought to cause asthma.
The research is being done partly in hopes to find ways to build healthier homes.