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Re: Do you make your bed?

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I make my bed everyday!!  As soon as I get up unless my hubby sleeps in, then I make it as soon as he is up.  When I was a teenager I never made my bed at all. I fought to have both bottom and top sheets.  But I didn't make my bed!!

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Re: Do you make your bed?

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Well, here's a six year old article referencing the dust mite issue...sort of difficult to draw a firm conclusion from the information contained within it.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/health/05patient.html

 

I am a believer in dust mite allergies...I have a lot of allergies and insect saliva is one of them.  Fleas create huge welts on my skin that take weeks & weeks to heal.  I suppose dust mites don't bite because they munch on the skin cells one has already shed...whatever! Yuck!

 

I have used protective covers on my mattresses and pillows for many years.  Land's End sells some cloth ones that are tightly woven and waterproof so I don't have to deal with the sound & discomfort of rustling plastic.  I remember once, we were renting a cabin in the NH mountains, where I was up all night scratching & itching & sneezing.  I had little dots on my skin.  Finally, my husband & I traded beds with my daughter who didn't have allergies and...blessed relief!  I'm also allergic to down...it's the foreign protein that's the culprit!

 

I also live in a very humid climate...from late spring to mid-October...so I'm guessing the beds in my home are vulnerable to dust mites but I follow the recommendations for hot-water washing, etc.  I use comforters and matching shams, so pulling things tight & straightening them is all I do when it comes to making the bed...still, being retired, living alone and having bedrooms upstairs allows me a certain amount of lax behavior if I start the day running!  I don't beat myself up over not making the bed!  I make it probably 75-80% of the time.  No guilt!

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I do make my bed every day. When I first get up, I pull the covers way down. Then I get my coffee. After coffee I do my stretching exercises on the bed, brush my teeth, and then come back to make the bed. So, I figure it gets aired and then looks neat. N.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzLzbd-zT4

 

There were days when you had better make your bed, huh.
I make it but don’t care if a quarter can bounce off of it or not.
Being retired I’ve got plenty of time throughout the day to make it.
No excuse for me.

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Yeah, I make my bed and lie in it......

 

Now, for the domestic kind. Not a chance. I don't know about health or accomplishment, but it makes me a bad housekeeper.


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ASTRAEA wrote:

I honestly can't imagine why it would be better for your health not to make your bed, although airing it out for a while, probably is a good idea.

 

When I was working, and out of the house at 5:30 AM, I'm not sure I made my bed every day. Now that I have the time, I do it every day except if I'm sick (very infrequently).

 

Maybe it's worth defining what "make your bed" means to each of us. I have a pretty quilt cover, so I just straighten that out, with matching pillows against the headboard. I don't have an extra bedspread, or additional pillows just for the effect, to fuss with.


A recent article said that leaving the covers down allows mites to dry out and die.  True ??  My grand mother always said to leave the covers down but I make my bed every day. 

 

 

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I honestly can't imagine why it would be better for your health not to make your bed, although airing it out for a while, probably is a good idea.

 

When I was working, and out of the house at 5:30 AM, I'm not sure I made my bed every day. Now that I have the time, I do it every day except if I'm sick (very infrequently).

 

Maybe it's worth defining what "make your bed" means to each of us. I have a pretty quilt cover, so I just straighten that out, with matching pillows against the headboard. I don't have an extra bedspread, or additional pillows just for the effect, to fuss with.


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Do you make your bed?

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There are studies out that say it is better for your health not to and studies that say it begins your day with an accomplishment which will lead to more.  I make my bed 70% of the time, how about you?

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