After all, how often should the sheets be changed? According to experts, once every seven days is the most reasonable time to change sheets. How long has it been since you changed the sheets?
Lying on a clean bed with clean, fresh, soft and fragrant sheets helps you sleep better because you feel more relaxed, calm and comfortable.
We explain throughout this article the consequences of not changing the sheets as often as you should, we indicate the measures to follow to avoid the accumulation of dirt, we explain how to wash your bed sheets, among other very important, stay tuned and know everything about changing sheets and your health.
What substances are present in the bedding?
During the night, humans sweat an average of 26 liters of sweat per year, which ends up being absorbed by the sheets and mattress. Other reasons why sheets and mattresses get dirty are hair, saliva, sebum, body fluids, creams, dead skin cells and dandruff.
That is why it is so important to change the sheets regularly, so as not to sleep in an unhealthy environment.
What steps should you take to prevent dirt buildup?
Here are some ways to prevent sheets and mattresses from getting dirty: avoid eating and drinking in bed, avoid combing and drying your hair in bed, do not lie down with shoes or in clothes you you wore during the day.
How often should bed sheets be washed?
The ideal time to change the sheets is once a week. This period allows time to wash, dry, iron and fold the bedding. However, if you have pets at home, if you suffer from hair loss, if you are sick or infected with a virus, it is advisable to change the sheets more often.
In summer, the recommendation is to change the sheets every 4 days, because we sweat more and there are more substances in the air like pollen.
How to wash the bed sheets?
Sheets should be washed at a temperature of 40º to 60º with an antibacterial detergent. After washing them, place them in the sun and only then iron them. However, you should check the information on the garment's label to make sure it can be washed at this temperature.
How important is a mattress protector?
The sheets are not protective, they only serve as a complement to comfort and rest, that is to say, they do not protect the mattress in the event of an incident.
We suggest the B-Sensible protective sheet and pillowcase, they act like a second skin and in addition to protecting the mattress, they also protect your health. They are waterproof, breathable, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, anti-odor and eco-friendly.
Is changing the sheets enough?
In addition to changing the sheets and exchanging them for clean sheets, you should dust the surface of the mattress and air the room every morning, i.e. open the windows for at least 20 minutes, so that the air circulates.
Also remember to wash your pajamas once a week. It is important that you put the pillowcase of your pillow in the wash and that you place your pillow in the sun, because this, like the sheets, is also subject to various soiling and humidity.
What materials are most used in sheets?
One of the most used sheets is 100% cotton because they are soft, good value for money and hypoallergenic.
Another widely used composition are sheets with fibers of natural origin such as tencel fibers. B-Sensible products are considered organic, sustainable and biodegradable.
Now that you know how often you need to change your sheets and what happens if you don't change them regularly, go ahead and change your sheets, air out your room and clean your mattress.