This might seem odd, but not making your bed int the morning might keep you healthier, according to scientists.
Ever since childhood, we are taught that making the bed is a crucial task of a healthy morning ritual. While leaving the bed unmade in the morning might be perceived as impolite, many people do it in order to maintain a positive appearance, but quite a few people out there skip it every time they are given the chance to.
As far as scientists are concerned, it is universally accepted that the concept of making the bed is important. However, there are two very different standpoints that they take on the matter, because both making the bed and not making it have their advantages and disadvantages.
Making the bed in the morning leads to a productive day
Something so small as making the bed the morning could have quite a significant influence on how the day will turn out. Gathering the energy to make the bed in the early hours of the day, when the body is still struggling to wake up, could prove to be a much harder task than later on in the day.
But managing to complete it will lead to a feeling of self satisfaction, that will help the person start the day on an up scale. Achieving the first task of the workload is always the hardest, and this is why making the bed makes the rest of the tasks seem a little easier to complete. Therefore, the entire day gets the potential to be more productive.
Furthermore, when coming back home after a day’s work, people are usually already tired and when they come through the door and catch a glimpse of the bed might influence the outcome of the second part of the day as well.
While seeing a neat bed might provide a sense of relief, looking a messy bed might accentuate the feeling of fatigue and might trigger a significant amount of stress. Coming home to a messy bed might feel like after carrying the burden (however small it might be) of a task that was not completed, that specific task is added to the rest of the things that people have yet to do in their free time.
So taking those two minutes to make the bed in the morning might actually affect your day much more than you think.
Not making your be in the morning will keep you safe from unwanted visitors in the night
According the findings of a Kingston University study, leaving the bed unmade in the morning and throughout the day might be the easiest way to stay safe from dust mites.
Dust mites are present in every home, regardless of how messy or tidy it might be. These little creepy crawlers are responsible for triggering numerous allergies in people and therefore reducing their population, which is in the range of 1-2 million mites per home, could greatly improve the every day life of those suffering from allergies and asthma.
As the English scientists explain, dust mites need the water in the environment to survive. This is why they love beds, that we turn into warm and moist environments while we sleep, because they have everything they need to thrive. And when we make our beds in the morning, right after we get out of bed and head off into our productive day, the mites are still there basking in the moist paradise that is our beds.
However, when people leave their beds unmade, with the covers unturned and go off to their not so productive days, it’s very bad news for the mites, because as the sheets get aired out, the moist goodness of the cozy bed gets all dried out. This seems to reduce the mite population drastically and people don’t have to do literally anything for it.
So, whether or not you choose to make your bed in the morning, the most important thing is to stay positive, because there are advantages to each version. However, finding a middle ground between these two options might turn your day into a productive mite-free one.
All you have to do is figure out a way to make your bed in an unconventional manner that permits the sheets to be aired out. This way, your day gets twice as productive and basically sets you up for great success.
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