It is essential to wash the sheets and change them frequently. Let’s find out the main rules together.
Bacteria can live in our homes for days, weeks or even months. Hence the importance of regularly changing the sheets and, of course, disinfecting them with cleaning products.
How often should you change the sheets?
Most people respect hygiene and cleaning measures. However, although it often seems like there is no dirt, that does not mean that there is not a large amount of bacteria. They are not only found on bed sheets, but also on mattresses, in the bedroom and on countless surrounding objects.
As a general rule, sheets should be changed at least once a week . The most important reason is that bed sheets are becoming anything but hygienic. Sweat is deposited on them, but also external dirt and bodily fluids.
When talking about dirt on the sheets, we must also mention the possible presence of fungi. In addition, night after night, the dead cells of our epidermis are deposited in the tissues. Their presence attracts dust mites, which is anything but healthy, especially for breathing.
How to wash bed sheets
When it is about washing the sheets, it is worth to dwell not only on the periodicity, but also on how to wash them. The first thing to note in this regard is to avoid mixing the sheets with the clothes. So you can clean them thoroughly.
If you really want to destroy bacteria, you need to pay attention to the following:
Don’t overdo it with quantity: it is very easy to take all the clothes and do a large amount of laundry.However, if you really want the clothes washing machine to clean the sheets well, just put a set of sheets.
Program settings: if the sheets are very dirty, we recommend choosing the strongest cycle. In all other cases, a regular cycle is sufficient.
If you leave the sheets in the washing machine for too long, they may shrink, which is why we recommend that you wash them more often. If, for reasons of economy, it is objectively difficult to devote a single wash to bedding, it is better to put the sheets with light cotton fabrics, but never with towels.
Let them dry: sheets generally take a little longer to dry than other clothes.
Temperature: although sheets do not have difficult stains, it is best to wash with lukewarm water, i.e. between 40 and 60 ° C. This is the only way to prevent the mites from surviving.
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