Forget what your mam said! You’re better off NOT making your bed

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Show this article to your mam the next time she moans at you for not making your bed.

Many of us grew up with our mother or grandmothers telling us to make our beds each and every morning.

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For most, it was a must-do, because your mother would probably check your room the minute you left the house. But then came the time that you moved out, and making your bed every morning was a distant memory.

Sometimes you might feel bad for your lack of cleanliness, but as it turns out, you don't have to feel bad anymore – because, it might actually be good for you.

According to researchers from the Kington University London, not making your bed every day can help banish house dust mites, which can cause asthma and a range of allergies.

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If mites are in warm, dry conditions, they will die, so an unmade bed is perfect if you don't want any of them hanging around.

''We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body.

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"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.'' said author of the study, Dr Stephen Pretlove.

Well, that's us sold.

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