There’s something satisfying about sliding into clean, crisp sheets. However, we don’t always get around to cleaning them as often as we should. We’re not here to add any more laundry to your pile, but the truth is that cleaning and replacing your bedding is more important than you may think. Considering how many hours we spend in direct contact with our sheets, we should probably make washing them more of a priority.
Why is this so important?
It may be gross to think about, but your bed sheets and pillow cases are a magnet to sweat, dust mites and dead skin cells. Every time you slip into your unwashed sheets, you’re actually exposing yourself to allergens and germs that can cause eczema, asthma and even breakouts.
If you’ve been battling a contagious illness like a cold or flu, it’s even more important to change your bedding as soon as possible.
How often should you clean your sheets?
Bed sheets should be washed once a week. After all, we wash our clothes after wearing them for a single day, so washing our bed sheets on a weekly basis shouldn’t feel like a crazy thing to do. To make the chore more manageable, we suggest having a second set of sheets on hand. That way, when it’s time to change your sheets, you can have a backup of clean ones to put on right away. Then, when it’s time to change those sheets, you can wash the two sets together and save yourself a little more time.
Do you need to clean pillows, too?
The answer is, YES. Our pillows and pillow cases are just as important to keep clean, especially because our faces are directly in contact with them each night. Pillow cases can gather a lot of dirt and bacteria from sweat and makeup, which can cause breakouts and skin irritations if they aren't cleaned properly. That said, you should clean your pillow cases just as often as your sheets and throw your pillows into the wash once every 3 to 5 months. This will help them keep their shape and last longer too.
What about your mattress protector?
Not everyone has a mattress protector, but if you do, we recommend washing it once every two months. You may need to clean your mattress protector more frequently if your little one happens to have an accident or a spill. But in general, you don’t need to wash it as frequently as your bed sheets.
Keeping your sheets clean and in good shape are incredibly important for a better night’s rest. Not only do you want to sleep well, but you also want to ensure that you’re resting in something that is clean and healthy for your body. Our hypoallergenic, antimicrobial sheets are super soft and help keep those allergens away from your skin so you can feel at ease while you catch those Zzz!