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Scientists Explain Why You Shouldn't Make Your Bed

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When I was a kid, we had a list of chores we needed to complete in order to get our allowance. Among those chores was "make your bed" which was not an unreasonable request. Still, I would rarely do it, citing the fact that I would just be getting right back into it when I got home. If I did make the bed, I'd throw my comforter over everything and call it a day (I was a difficult child).

But little did I know, there was a team of scientists waiting to prove that making your bed every morning isn't actually a good idea.

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It has been suggested in the past that making your bed can have a positive effect on your mental health.

"Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget," writes Charles Duhigg in his book, "The Power of Habit."

But Dr. Stephen Pretlove says it could be bad for your physical health to do the same.

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