Let’s cut to the chase: How often do you wash your bedding? For most, they might wash or replace their bedding essentials every few months — which isn’t ideal. In fact, you should be washing your entire bedding setup at least once a week. Yes, that includes the fitted sheet, top sheet, comforter, and pillowcases.
However, why exactly is it essential to wash your bedding more often? Here are some critical tips to keep in mind.
Why Do I Have to Wash My Bedding on a Weekly-Basis?
Bedding is a Breeding Ground for Bacteria
Think about it: When you’re sleeping at night, there’s a chance that your body is shedding old skin cells, which flake off and seep into your bedding. And while you might not be able to see them out in the open, they are, in fact, more present than you’d like for them to be.
Knowing this, there’s also a chance you sweat in your sleep, which is where the formation of bacteria can accumulate — not settling in the least.
Can Worsen Indoor Allergies
Now since you’re aware that old skin cells, and potential beads of sweat, are seeping in your bedding, this also can worsen your indoor allergies — but how so? When these allergens are lingering in your bed, every time you inhale, you’re breathing them in — which isn’t a good thing. And if you have asthma, this can make matters even more uncomfortable for you.
How Should I Wash My Bedding?
Hot Water is Key
Of course, it’s essential to follow the instructions on the tag of each bedding piece, but hot water is truly the way to go. Not only will it help disinfect your sheets, but it even has the chance of making them softer to the touch — which is always a perk!
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