TikTok blogger explains why you shouldn't make your bed every day: the reason is backed by long-time research

Ulyana VynogradovaLife
Mites love a cleaned bed

We are all used to starting our mornings by making our beds. Everyone is taught this since childhood. It seems that an unmade bed gives a sense of disorder to the entire apartment. However, experts and scientists argue the opposite and say that the perfect bed is a bed bug's dream.

A cleaning specialist under the nickname Сleanhome_cleanmind posted a video of a unmade bed on TikTok. The video says that the bed should not be made (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page). It is also noted that vantilating the room for an hour is an effective solution to combat dust mites.

The cleaning specialist advises not to make the bed every day.

"You should never make your bed first thing in the morning," the footage reads.

This idea was supported by subscribers. Surprisingly, it turned out that many people do not make their beds but give them time to "rest".

Ventilate the bedroom for an hour.

"Let it breathe, let it breathe", "Every morning, I open all the windows and roll the blanket all the way down", "I saw a program about bed bugs and almost got sick! I never make my bed again", "My bed is never made until I'm about to go to bed..." users wrote.

The subscribers said they have heard of this method of getting rid of ticks before.
In the comments, people supported this idea.
Some users said that they also do not make the bed often.

By the way, we note that this idea has scientific support. Back in 2005, Dr. Stephen Pretlove from the School of Architecture at Kingston University (UK) was part of a group of experts who advised against making the bed. According to scientists, this is how you can get rid of house dust mites. These insects cause asthma and other allergic reactions.

The researchers justified their recommendations by arguing that the warm and dry conditions that persist in an unmade bed are an unfavorable environment for mites to breed and live in. By the way, there can be up to 1.5 million of them in one bed. But even with such a large number, it is impossible to see the insects with the naked eye because they are less than a millimeter in size.

Mites cannot survive in a cold, straightened bed.

"House dust mites feed on human skin scales, so they like to share our beds. The allergens they produce are easily inhaled during sleep and are the main cause of diseases such as asthma," Pretlove explained.

As part of the study, the researchers developed a computer model to track bed bugs.

"We know that mites can only survive by sucking water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their bodies. Something as simple as leaving the bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so that the ticks dehydrate and eventually die," the doctor summarized.

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