Your Bed Could Be Filled With 1.5 MILLION Dust MItes (and how you’re making the problem worse)
By Lindsay Sibson
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Excuse this overshare, but there are times when I read information that makes me cringe and think, “EWW, GROSSSSSSSS!”
Especially when it is something I regularly do… like make my bed.
Little did I know that this habit could potentially be harming my health.
Sorry, Mom, but the time you spent teaching me to make my bed in the morning is quickly about to become null and void.
Here is WHY you should STOP making your bed in the morning: DUST MITES!
- They are invisible to the naked eye, because they are so small… but they are everywhere!
- Dust mites THRIVE in a warm, moist environment.
- When you sleep, you sweat – even up to a liter per night! This creates an ideal environment for MITES to live and breed.
- Scientists estimate 1.5 million dust mites could be living off of the dead skin cells in your bed.
Are you as disgusted as I am? Now, let’s compare the difference between a MADE bed and an UNMADE bed:
- Traps your body heat, skin cells and sweat in the sheets, which the mites live off of.
- Exposes sheets to light and air.
- Dries sheets out.
- Depletes mite’s lifeline.
WHAT Should You Do?
Because dust mites are everywhere, not making your bed in the morning may not have a drastic effect on your health… but it is still a simple precaution that you can take to keep you breathing clearly and easily.
Simply fold back your bed sheets in the morning (if you prefer a tidy look) to allow your bed to “breathe.”
Other precautions to take to create a safe and healthy bed atmosphere:
- Wash your sheets and pillowcases at least 1 time every 2 weeks.
- Wash your pillows and replace them every 2 years.
- Vacuum your mattress when changing your sheets.
Are you a bit grossed out by this information? Yeah, me too. BUT – the more you know, the healthier you can be!
Rest easier tonight by using the easy bed-care tips above and help spread the word by SHARING this article now.
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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