Why Is It Important To Change Your Sheets Regularly?
Indeed, most people should wash their sheets once a week. If you don’t sleep on
your mattress every day, you can extend this frequency to once every two weeks
Changing your sheets and making your bed once a week may seem like overkill,
but it’s worth it. Even after a few days, textiles can accumulate significant
amounts of dirt, dead skin cells, body oils, sweat, and dust mites.
Also, some people have to do the laundry more often. How often do you need to do
this depends on your body and your lifestyle. It is advisable to wash your bed
linen every two or three days if you:
● Suffer from allergies or asthma
● Sweat excessively
● Eat-in bed
● Let your pets sleep in your bed
● Have an infection or lesion on your body.
● Sleep naked
● Do not take a shower before going to bed
Changing Your Sheets: At What Temperature Should You Wash Bed Linen? How To Dry?
Do You Need To Wash Brand-New Sheets?
In fact, yes. Sheets are often made with chemicals and dyes that can irritate your skin, eyes, and respiratory tract — especially if you have allergies or sensitive skin. Always wash sheets first with hypoallergenic, fragrance-free laundry detergent.
What About Other Bedding Items?
We’ve specified how often the sheets should be washed – around once a week, ideally. But what about other bedding items?
- Pillowcases – once a week
- Duvets – once every 2 or 3 months
- Blankets – once every 2 or 3 months
- Pillows – once every 4-6 months (if washable)
Always check the manufacturer’s instructions. Although these guidelines are generally applicable, sometimes a piece of bedding has a unique design that requires specific care and washing.
Also, you should get clean your mattress every 6 months or so. Cleaning can help prolong its life while improving sleep quality and your health. That said, it’s still important to replace the mattress every 6-8 years or so, to ensure you get the best possible rest.
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