Waiting To Wash Bed SheetS Beyond A Week is A Recipe for Diaster

September 6, 2016


How often do you wash your bed sheets?  According to a recent survey, 35% of adults say they wash their sheets once every two weeks, while 30% say once a week, and 10% once a month. For those who go beyond a week to wash the sheets, you may want to reconsider your life choices. According to laundry expert, Mary Marlowe Leverette with About dot com, bed linens come into close contact with your body as long as you're in bed every night, which includes your sweat, body oils, soil and even more disgusting stuff, which builds up in your bed over time. If the linens are not washed regularly, and the occupant has scratches or wounds, they can become infected. Athlete's foot and other fungi can be transferred from fabrics. Infrequent cleaning of sheets and pillowcases allows the fluids to seep into the pillows and mattresses, and those are MUCH more difficult to clean than tossing sheets in the washer. Ideally, bed linens should be washed every week using the hottest water recommended for the fabric. If the weather is extremely hot, and the sleepers perspire heavily or the sleepers are ill, more frequent washings are recommended.


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