NHS Doctor Explains Why You Shouldn't Make Your Bed In The Morning
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An NHS doctor has warned people why they shouldn't make their beds first thing in the morning.
And in his latest video, Dr Raj has explained the reality behind our sweaty bedsheets. Yikes.
He says: "Stop making your bed first thing in the morning, it's going to make you healthy.
"Making your bed in the morning traps dust mites that have accumulated over night. These microscopic predators, which are less than a millimetre long, feed on the scales of human skin and thrive in moist environments.
"When we sleep at night, our bodies become warm and sweaty, making them prime targets for these mites to feed on.
"They will leave behind excretions which can give us asthma or allergy-like symptoms.
"So making your bed in the morning traps all this moisture and provides a home for 1.5 million of these bad boys."
Adding: "Instead leave your bed messy just for a while. It exposes these mites to air and sunlight, which dehydrate them and causes them to die."
But it's not just Dr Raj who has been banging the drum for the messy bed.
Last month, cleaning expert Mrs. D shared a video explaining the importance of allowing your bed to 'breathe' in the morning.
She said: It seems a lot of people get up and make the bed straight away. This is something you need to stop doing.
"Get out of bed and throw the duvet back and let your bed breathe."
*runs into bedroom an quickly messes up bed*
Earlier this week Dr Raj also explained why wearing your socks in bed could also offer some amazing health benefits.
He said: "You need to start sleeping with your socks on, and here's why.
"Wearing socks to bed increases the blood circulation to your feet this causes your blood vessels to vasodilate - they widen.
"When the blood vessels widen they can get rid of heat much quicker because of the much bigger surface areas.
"This allows your core body temperature to cool down at a faster rate than normal, and a lower core body temperature is needed for optimal sleep.
"If you want better feet, cover your feet."