Making Your Bed Every Morning Is Bad for You – Here’s Why
Fellow lazy people rejoice! There's a scientific reason you shouldn't make your bed first thing every morning. A 2005 study concluded that, in a nutshell, it's healthier for you if you don't make your bed.
Here's the science, and prepare to be grossed out:
The average bed has up to 1.5 million dust mites, which feed on dead skin that flakes off your body, living in it. They're teeny-tiny microscopic things, and every bed has them. They're not like bed bugs so there's no need to panic.
But they're bad because they produce allergens that you inhale while you're sleeping, which if you suffer from allergies can make them worse, or even cause asthma attacks. The mites need a warm, moist environment to survive, however, which is exactly what your bed is because you tend to sweat at night, and it ends up in your sheets and your mattress. So if you make your bed as soon as you are up and around, it traps all that moisture in. But if you don't make your bed, it's exposed to light and fresh air and has time to dry out, which kills most of the dust mites.
So, per the experts, the best thing to do is not make your bed at all. But if you must, wait until you get home at the end of the day.
I love it when studies like these allow me to use science as an excuse for my normal lack of productivity.