Since we spend a lot of time in bed, it’s very important to be sure about the cleanliness of its sheets for the sake of our well-being. Here’s all you should know about the importance of cleaning your bed sheets.
The Things in Our Sheets
Little microscopic creatures, known as dust mites, are typically found in every bed. They feed on dead skin, reproduce and die on our beds. Making sure to wash our bed sheets regularly is the only way we can limit the life of these creatures. Unfortunately, bed mites are not the only threat found on our bed sheets. Dead skin, sweat, natural oils secreted by our body, and body fluids such as urine, saliva and blood find their way in our beds as we sleep at night. You might take snacks to bed every now and then leaving behind food particles that attracts even more bugs.
How Often Should We Clean Our Sheets
Bed sheets should be washed at least every other week, if not weekly. In case of a sick person, it’s crucial to wash it daily. You should also wash your pillow twice a year. It could be an optimal habitat for bacteria and yeast.
How to Clean Our Bed Sheets
Make sure to wash bed sheets alone. Ball them up to avoid stretching and tearing then wash them in soupy medium to low hot water. High heat will only weaken the fibers. Dry them entirely in the dryer. In case of stains, cleanse the stain before washing. You can also use lemon juice to brighten up your sheets.
As for pillow cases, you have to use cold water as you wash them. Fluff them up daily to get rid of unwanted dead skin and dust and hang them out in the open to the sun for refreshment.