Monday, November 19, 2007

proven by science: messy beds are actually healthier !

Attention slobs! Tired of getting hassled by your parents/spouse/roommate for not making up your bed in the morning? Well, tell them that science has proven that messy beds are actually healthier:

Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies. A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed. […]

Researcher Dr Stephen Pretlove said: "We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body.

"Something as simple as leaving a bed unmade during the day can remove moisture from the sheets and mattress so the mites will dehydrate and eventually die."

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