The case for NOT making your bed in the morning

You were brought up to make your bed neatly every morning, right?

Well, it’s not the best idea because with all the nighttime sweating (each of us loses around a pint a night, more in the heat of summer) and the warm, moist atmosphere, dust mites will happily breed in their millions. And if you’re wheezy or asthmatic, their faeces could easily trigger a nasty asthma attack.

Much healthier to freeze them out, so pull the covers right back in the morning, open the windows and allow the bed to air.