It’s said that the average person will spend over 30 years in our beds over our lifetime. Sounds shocking, but whether it’s watching tv, scrolling through our phone, having personal time or actually sleeping, it sounds about right.
But what’s wrong, is the amount of time in between the frequency of washing our sheets. There are a few factors that make frequency in sheet washing a must. Let’s take a look at 5 factors to consider when washing your sheets.
Factors To Consider In How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets
1. Do you sleep in the buff?
2. Do pets get on your bed?
3. Do you sleep alone?
4. Do you have allergies?
5. Is your facial skin care a big priority?
All of these factors have a big impact on the frequency of washing your sheets.
What Is In Your Sheets?
The shocking truth about sheet washing is what you can’t see on your sheets.
Dust mites, their carcasses and fecal matter live off of your dead skin cells. And our friends over at Denise Bell Skin Care shared with us that we shed 50 million skin cells every day. So what you can’t see, dust mites can, and they eat it. Then you sleep in the remnants of that night after night. This isn’t a good thing for your skin care routine no matter what product you’re using.
When we sleep naked to free ourselves from the entanglement of clothes, our bodies release body fluids and fecal matter.
So taking a shower and getting into a couple weeks worth of entanglements just doesn’t sound relaxing to your skin and breathing does it?
Another Factor To Consider When Washing Your Sheets
Pets seems to love human beds more than their own. They alone shed dander and more which adds to what we are also shedding in the bed. Now that’s just an added reason to sneeze in the morning just reading this.
So the shocking truth is that you are most likely not washing your sheets enough.
Weekly washing is a must.
PRO TIP: Pre-treating stains that you can see before tossing them in the washer is a bonus.
SHOCKING FACT: Avoid the fabric softeners too. They add a residue that builds up over time and decreases your sheets breathability causing you to feel overheated in your sheets.
My personal touch note: I absolutely love a bamboo lyocell sheet. They combine softness and breathability. Leave a note if you’d like to know a few of my favorite brands.