How bad is it to NOT change and/or wash bed sheets weekly??
Well, I can imagine how unpleasant the sheets could look like microscopically, especially during COVID. So, I’d say bad enough to make you want to burn your bed altogether. FORTUNATELY, there are more common alternatives that are better (and safer) to apply.
Wash your sheets weekly: Honestly, I cannot be more common with this tip, especially for those who don’t have a big collection of bed sheets. If we’re not vigilant with cleaning our bedsheets or changing our beds weekly, we are subjecting our bodies to dust mites, fungal elements, dander, pollen, dead skin, oil, sweat, dirt, and makeup harboring for days within the material.
Wash sheets after purchase: As much as we like to believe the sheets are clean once we take them out the pack, there’s a possibility of some with chemical treatment from the manufacture. It doesn’t hurt to wash them before making up your bed with them.
Hot water is better than warm water: When it comes to washing bed sheets, the hotter the water, the better! Hot water will more likely kill most of the germs, remove dust mites, and stop pollen from sticking to the fabric, which is especially important if you have allergies, according to research in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
Shower before bed: Who wants to go straight to bed without being clean?
According to Raman Madan, MD, the director of cosmetic dermatology at Northwell Health and assistant clinical professor at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. People who should wash their sheets more often are those who are sick, who sleep nude, and who go to bed without showering after a workout or being outside for a long time, according to Dr. Madan. “You can introduce many germs and allergens to your sheets which are not going anywhere without being washed,” he says.
In light of everyone taking precautions against Coronavirus, washing/changing bed sheets is essential, especially for those who suffers from allergies, asthma, or eczema. Let’s prevent viruses, germs and, dust mites from harboring.