On the one hand, experts say making your bed is correlated with better productivity and a sense of well-being. On the other, a 2006 study suggests that making your bed traps millions of dust mites under the covers, allowing them to poop and multiply in peace. So, what’s a grown-up to do? Try to find some middle ground, of course.
When you get up in the morning, roll your comforter to the bottom of your bed and let your sheets dry while you eat breakfast. After you’ve let things air out for 10 to 30 minutes, go ahead and make your bed. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’ll give you a mood boost and limit your exposure to allergens.