Human dwelling places are often full of various small, invisible inhabitants that can be harmless, but some of them can endanger our health. One of the most common such creatures are dust mites, present in every household. The number of dust mites “living” in an average bed can be up to 1.5 million, and they are made of our sweat and dead skin cells. Our beds are normally full of them and some of our daily habits help them remain there. For example, if you make your bed every morning, which most people do since they have been taught to do it, those dust mites stay trapped between the sheets for the whole day, free to cause allergies and asthma. (We should note that it is not their mere existence, but the waste they leave that is a threat to human health.)
Nevertheless, there are natural and easy ways to get rid of them, although some of those methods might sound unusual. If you don’t make your bed in the morning, you will leave the bugs exposed to sun and fresh air, which will dehydrate and destroy them. Although this is not what our parents taught us, the medical experts recommend for everyone to leave their beds unmade, at least for some time during the morning, so the sheets will have an opportunity to dry.
The best choice would be making your bed after you have eaten your breakfast and have prepared for work, not immediately after waking up. Some experts even say you should leave the bed unmade for the entire day! You should also make sure to wash your sheets and pillow cases at least once in every two weeks. Exposing the dust mites to sunlight and fresh air for the entire day will destroy them, making your bedroom a much better place to sleep and breathe.