How often should you change your sheets?
There’s not much of a better feeling than jumping into a freshly made bed after a tough day. A fresh, clean bed is the perfect way to de-stress and enjoy a long restful sleep. But with our busy lives, sometimes things get on top of us and we struggle to find the time to wash the bed sheets, but we must remember it’s important to do so.
You may be wondering just how often should you change your bed sheets? The answer, like so many, depends. In this article, we will dive into this question, hopefully leaving you fully in the knowledge of how often and why you should be washing your sheets.
How often should you change your bed sheets?
You might be surprised, but it’s recommended that you change your sheets once a week. Those that do are in the minority, as according to a poll, only 28% of Brits change their sheets once a week.
A large proportion of us Brits (40%) change our sheets every fortnight while an incredible 24% only change them every three or four weeks!
Bed sheets can accumulate a lot of dirt and grime while you sleep such as dead skin cells. But they can also lay home to dust mites and are invisible to the naked eye.
Factors that require more frequent washing of bed sheets
Our lifestyles play a huge role in how often we need to wash our sheets. Some of us are more active than others. Some people let their pets sleep on their bed.
Here are some factors that may result in the need to wash your sheets more regularly;
- You sweat excessively
- You sleep naked
- You go to bed without showering
- You regularly eat in bed
- You allow your pets to sleep on your bed
- You have allergies and are sensitive to dust
- You have an infection that comes into contact with your sheets
- You share your bed with a partner