Nothing beats sliding between fresh, clean sheets, cocooning into a nest of sweet-smelling blankets, and drifting off to sleep. In order to keep those sheets crisp and clean, it is critical to make sure you are laundering them on a regular basis. Check out these tips for keeping your bed a comfy, cozy, hygienic place to catch some Zs.
10. How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?
Dealing with sheets can be a frustrating chore. First of all, depending on the size and location of your bed, it can be a struggle to get them on and off of your mattress. Your bed may be smack dab against the wall, or you may have the dubious pleasure of dealing with bunk beds. If so, it can be a real physical feat to wrestle clean sheets onto the bed. However, diving in and conquering the battle of the sheets once each week will ensure you are slumbering in hygienic bliss.
9. Why Sheets Need Frequent Laundering
You may find it challenging to drift off to sleep if you realize you are sharing your bed with dust mites, dead skin cells, body fluids, and bacteria. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your body loses 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells each day. Dead skin cells, sweat, and hair oils create an environment where dust mites and bacteria can thrive, increasing the risk of allergies and infection. Furthermore, your pet may snooze in your bed with you. If so, you are also allowing pet dander and whatever germs your pet brings in on his paws into your bed.