How often should you change your sheets?

How often should you change your sheets?

It is necessary to wash and change bed linen often. Let’s discover the main rules together.

Bacteria can live in our homes for days, weeks or even months. That is why it is important to regularly change bed linen and, of course, disinfect it with cleaning agents.

How often should sheets be changed?

Most people follow hygiene and cleaning measures. Even though it often looks like there is no dirt, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a large amount of bacteria. They are found not only on sheets, but also on mattresses, in the bedroom and on countless surrounding objects.

In general, sheets should be changed at least once a week. The most important reason is that the sheets become anything but hygienic. Sweat settles on them, as well as external dirt and body fluids.

When we talk about dirt on the sheets, we must also mention the possible presence of mold. In addition, night after night, the dead cells of our epidermis are deposited into the tissues. Their presence attracts mites, which is anything but healthy, especially for breathing.

How to wash sheets

When washing sheets, it is worth noting only the periodicity, but also how to wash them. The first thing to note in this regard is to avoid mixing bedding with clothing. So you can clean them thoroughly.

If you really want to destroy bacteria, you should pay attention to the following points:

Don’t overdo it: it’s very easy to take all your clothes and do a lot of laundry. However, if you really want the washing machine to clean the clothes well, you only need to put one set of sheets in it.

Program settings: If the sheets are heavily soiled, we recommend choosing the strongest cycle. In all other cases, a regular cycle is sufficient.

If you leave the sheets in the washing machine for too long, they can shrink, so we recommend washing them more often. If, for economic reasons, it is objectively difficult to devote one wash to bedding, then it is better to put sheets with light cotton fabrics, but never with towels.

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Let them dry: Sheets usually take a little longer to dry than other clothes.

Temperature: Although the sheets do not have heavy stains, it is best to wash them in lukewarm water, i.e. between 40 and 60°C. This is the only way to prevent mites from surviving.

* Presse Santé strives to convey knowledge about health in a language accessible to all. IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES can the information provided replace the advice of a medical professional.

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