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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An excuse for not making the bed...

Allergy & Asthma Network publishes a VERY helpful magazine once a quarter. It's called Allergy & Asthma Today. 

I was reading the Spring 2016 issue of the magazine  and had to laugh out loud when I came across an article called "Don't Make That Bed!" 

Okay, I won't! 

Hubby is very tidy and always likes to make the bed. Unfortunately, he leaves VERY early for work while I am still curled up in bed. So, he hopes in vain that I will make the bed after I get up. Ha! Dream on......

It's not on the top of my list of things to do in the morning. I just try to get daughter Kitty up and to high school and me to work by 8 am. And neither Kitty nor I are morning people.

The "Don't Make That Bed!" article talks about researchers in Kingston University in London. Of all the creepy things to study, they studied dust mites.     

Their study showed that if you leave your bed unmade each day, the bed will dry out and dust mites won't be able to live in your mattress. Dr. Pretlove of Kingston University's School of Architecture says: 
“We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their body,” Dr Pretlove said. “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.” 

For all of you messy people....this is your excuse to not make your bed!  (Honest Mom.....this will kill the dust mites and make my allergies and asthma better!)
For all of you tidy people that like to make your bed, mattress covers are recommended to protect you from dust mites. 

In the "Don't Make That Bed!" article, Allergy & Asthma Network suggests contacting them if you can't afford mattress and pillow covers. They have coupons and discounts. Contact them at 800-878-4403. 

Meanwhile, Messy People of the World - unite and leave the bed unmade. Ha!


  1. I heard in 2015 a new CF drug was approved to treat the most common mutation, deltaf508. I have a G551D and a deltaf508 mutation. I have been on kalydeco which helps with the G551D mutation, I wonder if this new drug will make any difference. I'll have to ask my specialist!! Not many insurances are covering it because the drug company made it ridiculously expensive. Mine covers kalydeco, but even then the copay is $3000 a month. Thank you for showing me needymeds, it was a lifesaver

    1. Wow! A $3,000 copay?!!!

      When my son was on Xolair injections, it was $1500, and I thought the $150 copay was bad!

      I'm SO glad Needymeds was able to help you with your copay.

      I refer people to that company ALL the time!!

  2. My son uses this excuse all the time! He read about this year's ago. Something to be said about a little air in the sheets.

    1. I am guilty too. I pull the sheets back and let the bed air out while I am at work!