You spend way to much time in your bed to not care about cleaning the sheets. There is so many types of germs and bugs in your sheets that you don’t even realize that are there.
We gathered a nice guide to help you and show you why you got to wash your sheets more often.
Hidden Within The Sheets
To be honest, most beds will actually have some type of bug living at a microscopic level. Don’t freak out on me, its very common.
These little suckers like to eat your dead skin cells (why not, its not like you need them). Its like a little world down there when you think about it. These bugs, simply dust mites, will live-eat-die down in that little town.
These mites are not your friends. If you’re not washing your sheets often then they can make sick. Some people have been known to develop a allergy to dust mites because they don’t wash or clean fabrics often enough.
You’re Half The Problem
The other part of whats in the sheets really come from you. The human body is quite interesting, but also very nasty.
The body naturally will release oils, dead skin, sweat, and other bodily fluids. This stuff can lead to things like spores and mold to grow. This mold can also make you sick if the sheets are not washed regularly.
You could make yourself sick again after you gotten over a cold or flu if you don’t wash your sheets. When you’re sick all you do is lay in bed being nasty. So you should clean the sheets as soon as you start to feel better, if you can wash them before that to help speed up the process.
Always make sure you clean your fabrics in warm water and with some good detergent too. The detergents is what breaks down the oils and such to make the sheets very clean.
Once In Awhile
If you only wash your sheets once in a while then you’re not washing enough. You need to wash your sheets every week with no excuse.
Don’t forget to give the pillow, not the pillow case, some love too. Sure wash your pillow case the same time your wash your sheets. The pillow itself will need to be wash at least 2 to 3 times a year. Here is a good write up on how to wash pillows.
If you’re ever thinking that dirty bed sheets might be making you sick then you might be right. Just wash those suckers and you’ll be fine.