If your girlfriend asks you not to sit on her bed, don’t be offended! It is better to follow their example. If you have no idea what your clothes have been piling up all day, here are some of those dirty little secrets.
We keep our eyes open when it comes to health and wellness. So if you’re not paying attention to what’s touching your bed scroll down, you can thank us later.
Bacteria Cling To The Body Like Glue
The bacteria can live for weeks or even months on your clothing, according to Philip Tierno, MD, director of microbiology and immunology at New York University.
Tierno adds that even new clothes can be contaminated with germs, so it’s definitely a good idea to take off the shirt you came in for 12 hours before sitting up in bed. This rule should also apply to your guests.
Wearing Your Outside Clothes On Your Bed Can Cause Infections, Rashes, Acne, And Even Bring In Fleas
One of the reasons we often see acne on the back and chest is due to greasy clothing, which accumulates dust from the street and the office, sweat, and dead skin.
In general, the human body releases about half a million skin cells and about a liter of sweat daily. And your bed can be a great means of transportation for all that dirt.
Outside Clothes Have Been Everywhere. Literally.
Take a moment to think about what your outerwear touched: subway seats, office chairs, bar stools, elevator walls, park benches … Now think about how many more people were in those seats!
Would you invite them to sit on your bed? Once you start to notice that your clothes touch the streets, you will think twice before letting someone else’s outer clothing touch your bed.
Your Bed Is A Zone Of Comfort And Safety
You should feel comfortable wrapping yourself in your blanket and hugging your pillow, as it is a place to relax and gain energy.
The Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine advises, for example, not to work in bed and to spend time with friends in the kitchen or living room.
Therefore, the brain associates the bed with relaxation and comfort, which is a great contribution to healthy sleep.
What unspoken rules do you have in your home? For example, do you allow pets in your bed? We’d be happy if you let us know in the comment section below!
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