If you’ve been rebelling against your mums constant requests to make your bed in the morning, REJOICE! There is now a scientific reason why you shouldn’t skipping this chore all together!

A recent study has found that at any given time, there can be an average of 1.5 million microscopic dust mites living in between your sheets. 

These insects require a warm and damp atmosphere to survive and feed off human skin cells. (UMMM GROSS) 

Additionally, because we sweat on average up to a litre of fluid per night, we create an ideal breeding ground for the mites. Yep, this means they MULTIPLY. 

However one researcher, Dr Stephen Pretlove from Kingston University School of Architecture has said we can avoid all this by leaving our bed unmade – brilliant! 

If you make your bed after waking up, you trap your body heat, skin cells and sweat all through the bed. 

By NOT making your bed, you’ll expose your sheets to air and light, drying them out and reducing the risk of mite production! 


Pretlove explained that “We know mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere in small glands on the outside of their body… something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die.” 

Rejoice! No more bed making.. EVER! 

Source: Viralthread