Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy, scientists believe. Research suggests that while an unmade bed may look scruffy it is also unappealing to house dust mites thought to cause asthma and other allergies.They say that making the bed traps humidity inside, which helps dust mites thrive. I knew I had a good reason for never making the bed!
My dad has asthma and allergies, and my mom makes the bed every morning. So when he can't breathe, it's all her fault.
Note: I know this is "old news" from the dateline on the story, but I just found out about it.
UPDATE 01/28/2008 - I was horrified to learn last night that my dad is the one who makes the bed each morning, not my mom. So he's killing himself, I guess. I just hope this doesn't give my wife any ideas about making me make the bed.