Making your bed can help you sleep better at night by keeping dust mites out. Dust mites are tiny creatures that feed on the dead skin of humans and produce allergens. The average bedroom contains 1.5 million of them. The warm, damp conditions of an occupied bed are ideal for dust mites. However, when moisture levels are low, the mites are less likely to thrive. A recent study from the Ohio State University found that the average mattress contains between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites.
While some people find making their bed to be a necessity, others simply do not understand the reason for it. In fact, scientific research shows that a bed that is unmade is actually better for your health. The reason for this is simple: dust mites thrive in a made-up bed and can cause asthma and other allergies. When the bed is unmade, the mites are unable to survive and die.
The process of making your bed will become easier with practice. Eventually, you’ll be able to do it in 30 seconds or less. Make a ritual of making your bed before going to sleep. For example, some experts recommend making your bed with a candle or by placing a mint on your pillow. This will create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere before bedtime.