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."

Link - Thanks Lee!

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Dust mites can be a serious problem to your health. Did you know these disgusting bugs are actually apart of the arachnid family? This is the same family as spiders and scorpions! Their allergenic by-products are produced from their saliva, feces, sticky egg secretions, and decaying body parts. Dust mites and indoor allergens cause air pollution. The EPA has deemed indoor air pollution as America's number one health concern!
•The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that almost half of all illnesses may be the result of unhealthy mattresses.

•The weight of the average mattress doubles after ten years due to dust mite infestation! That's 10% in weight each year.

•Exposure to dust mites in the first two years of a baby’s life can trigger a lifelong allergy or even asthma. It can also happen in younger children.

•Mattresses contain the highest concentration of allergens in the home, including molds, bacteria, viruses, and dust mites

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Cool stuff - only one problem. How many of these "proven by science" things do we see every week on Neatorama, only to forget where we found them the next time we get into an argument with someone over it?

Example: Mother to indignant son: "You're so full of crap! Make your bed, now!"
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