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How to "Un-Make" Your Bed

May 18, 2014

Have you ever heard of "un-making" your bed? There are actually times that is makes sense to NOT make your bed.

It was drilled into as a kid; "Make your bed!" But did you ever stop to think why we were supposed to make our bed? Making your bed is great for aesthetics, but not necessarily the healthiest thing to do all the time. Always making your bed can actually be a bad thing! 

When we sleep, we sweat. Some a little, some a lot. And that moisture builds up in the sheets, blankets and in the layers of the mattress. It is a breeding ground for dust mites. Dust mites need two things to survive: food and water. The food is the dead skin cells that fall off your body. The water comes in the form of the moisture from your sweat.

Whether you have a memory foam mattress or a latex organic mattress, these two elements can exist if you don't maintain your mattress correctly. And making your bed effectively pulls the covers up and over the mattress, trapping and keeping all the moisture in your bed.

Try this simple trick to maintain a healthy bed and an aesthetically pleasing bedroom: Make your bed, then fold the blankets back evenly to expose the bottom sheet. This will aid in helping the bed to dry out and keep dust mites from setting up shop in your mattress.