Many of you will have been taught growing up that you should make your bed every morning. You’ll have been called lazy or dirty by some just for not doing it! However, is making your bed first thing in the morning really the most healthy thing you can do? What about dust mites? Shouldn’t you let your sheets breathe? Well, here at Furnitureful we’ve decided to go through all the do’s and don’ts, the health benefits (as well as hazards) of making your bed as well as what the optimum morning routine really is.
Should you make your bed first thing?
This may shock you but absolutely NOT! Dust mites thrive in humidity and by not making your bed you’re effectively allowing them to die off and not live off your bed environment. However, the reality is that most houses are too humid during the spring and summer anyway and it's the whole house that you'll want to dehumidify. To achieve this invest in a hygrometer and check the humidity levels. If it's too high use a dehumidifier. Another way you can help reduce dust mites is to buy dust proof allergen covers for your mattress and pillows which can be relatively inexpensive and work really well to help protect you against dust and dust mites.
Being more productive
Although you may not make our bed first thing in the morning, it's important to remember that it can be useful to do so because it leaves you feeling energised and ready for the day ahead. By actively taking on the small task, your sense of accomplishment will allow you to do another task, another task and another task, leading to more productive days in the future. So, what are you waiting for? Get on with it sleepyhead!
A sign that you care
Making a bed can be more than a sign that you're neat and tidy. It can also be an expression of love. Take the initiative today and make it for your mom. Your dad. Your sibling. One of your nearest and dearest. Take it as an opportunity to thank them for all they’ve done for you. Who knows, they might even return the favour (we can all dream!).
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