There’s Actually A Scientific Reason Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Bed, So All You Slobs Can Keep On Slobbin’ On
Full disclosure: I’m right there with you in that slob bucket, Bros. If it wasn’t for my wife or the occasional house guest, the bed would never get made. I don’t see the fucking point of it. You’re telling me I need to make this bed only to undo it all again in 12-14 hours? And I need to add superfluous throw pillows so it looks nicer? Go directly to hell, person who dares tell me these things.
While were at it, fuck throw pillows. The only contact we generally have with these unnecessary accessories is to put them on and take them off the bed. How many times have you used a decorative throw pillow from your bed for anything else? Maybe 20 times in your entire life. Throw pillows are stupid. SO VERY FUCKING STUPID.
Back to the real matter at hand here: Bed Making. You hate doing it, I hate doing it and now science is on our side. Knew you would do some good for me some day, science.
According to The Loop:
“We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body,” Dr. Stephen Pretlove of Kingston University’s School of Architecture said to the BBC. “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.”
Experts recommend leaving your bed unmade for the entire day — yes, the entire day — and making it (if you must) when you get home later on. By that point, many of the mites will have died an unceremonious death. Good riddance, you gross little things.
You’ve spent your whole life thinking that you were going against the grain. Throwing a middle finger to what society wanted. Being a total non-bed-making renegade like that. And now is the pay off. Your I-told-you-so moment is FINALLY HERE! So do what you must. And by that I mean, go throw it in your mom’s face and then show her the picture below so she knows what she’s been sleeping with all these years while you’ve been living dust mite free.
Man, being right is the tops, isn’t it? Feels good…Feels good.
[H/T The Loop]