Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion Updated 11 November 2015 Dust mites Did you know that making your bed makes it an extra-comfy home for dust mites? When you make your bed in the mornings, you’re trapping millions of dust mites in the bed, protecting them from drying out and dying in the bright daylight and giving them a safe place to eat, poop, and breed. If you don't make your bed, you expose the mites to the regular atmosphere of your house. Moving air and sun are too harsh for these little creatures to survive, so they die, making your bed just a little less gross at the end of the day. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? Medical How to protect yourself from the seasonal flu Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Medical Most common soccer injuries Lifestyle Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.