We’ve found an excuse for you not to make your beds!
According to a study from 2006, that routine we’ve established since young makes a cozy home for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, also known as dust mites. As gross as it sounds, the mites feeds on your dead skin that falls onto your bed every night. Therefore, making your mattresses, blankets, sheets and pillows the perfect environment for these microscopic creatures to breed.
So, the next time you crawl out of bed, save yourself the trouble of tidying up the duvet. Dr. Stephen Pretlove told BBC, “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.” Problem solved!