Saturday, January 22, 2005

Tidiness Is Bad For Your Health

Gdog's bedroom floor.

I had better keep this information from Gsog and Gdog. Apparently boffins at Kingston University have found that house dust mites, associated with asthma, cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.

According to Dr Stephen Pretlove "
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."

This would be music to the ears of my lethargic teenage duo: a potentially beneficial rationale for one of their most annoying habits. All they would then need to do was think up some excuse for having their bedroom floors covered with assorted rubbish (see also above).