How Often Should I Change My Bed Sheet?
Do you find yourself wondering how often you should wash and change your bed sheets? It is necessary to maintain a bacteria-free bed and practice good hygiene for one’s own well-being. Dirty sheets can lead to skin breakouts, allergies and more. The Linen Company shares all the information you need to know.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHANGE THE BED SHEETS?
Even though it might seem extravagant, making your bed and washing your sheets once a week is well worth the effort. The following substances can significantly build on bed linens even after a few days of changing sheets
- Dead skin cells
- Body oils
- Dust Mites
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BED SHEETS?
As suggested by experts, you should change your sheets twice a week if you let them dry out in the morning. It's recommended to change your sheets more frequently - every seven to ten days if you make your bed first thing in the morning without letting them air out or if you don't take a shower every night before bed or have pets sleeping on your bed, then a wash every three to four days is advised.
WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO WASH YOUR SHEETS?
- Carefully read the product label to check for any specific cleaning directions.
- Wash with the warmest water recommended on the label (cotton can generally handle hot water, while polyester and some other materials should be washed on warm).
- Use a mild detergent.
- If you have delicate skin, you might think about giving the bedding a second rinse to get rid of any detergent residue.
- Either hang dry or tumble dry on low.