You are running late for work but just do not want to get out of bed. To add to this, you know that your bed linens have to be changed but the desire is just not there.
You might have heard time and over again that since you shower twice a day, you can skip washing the sheets. You were also told that if you must wash, wash the fitted sheet, and not the flat for we do not sleep on it so it does not get dirty. Wrong!!
Most of the dirt on the sheets is from our skin. Though we can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin. According to Kids Health, we lose more than a million dead cells every day!
If your pets are competing for bed space with you, their dander, hair, and skin cells add to the dirt. Sometimes pets and their humans bring treats and food bites into bed resulting in crumbs.
Let us not forget that skin cells and food crumbs is not everything that linen dirt is made of. All the sweat, the salts, fabric lint, and the secretion from oil glands are additional factors. If you use a deodorant or makeup, this also collects on the bed linens.
That being said, everyone would agree that the perfect environment for all the germs and bacteria is being provided in bed. They dine on the dead skin cells. This is a haven for allergens.
So, How Often Should You Wash Bedding?
Given the info above, it is recommended that the linens be washed at least once a week for normal skin and sweating. For those with very dry skin and very sweaty nature, the sheets should be washed more often.
Easy Breezy Cleaning Co. supports the use of a mattress protector to reduce the dust mites collecting on the mattress
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation recommends the use of a zippered mattress protector and washes it on a hot cycle with every linen change.
We, Easy Breezy Cleaning Co.share tips and hints with everyone to ensure wellness for everyone.