From: BBC: Untidy beds may keep us healthy
Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe.
"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."
In the next stage of their research, the scientists are putting mite pockets into beds in 36 houses around the United Kingdom to test their computer model and will investigate how people's daily routines affect mite populations.
Building features such as heating, ventilation and insulation will also be altered to monitor how the mites cope.
Originally posted by ben91069
do mites really cause poor health in us humans? I thought we had these little buggers on us all the time?