Be honest: How often do you change out your bedsheets? What about your mattress protector?
There is nothing worse than lining clean sheets on a filthy mattress protector and sleeping on millions of bacteria.
Much like your sheets, your mattress protector is the only wall between you and your mattress. Besides the general wear and tear, it also absorbs sweat, drool, dust mites, stains and so much more. With that in mind, it needs to be washed and cared for frequently!
In a nutshell, taking your sheets for a spin in the washer isn’t enough to get those nasty germs out for good. They might have that lovely fresh cotton scent, so you think and feel confident enough to line them on your bed. But hold up–those linens might not be as clean as you thought it should be.
When it comes to eliminating germs, it’s crucial to note that heat significantly reduces the amount of bacteria and viruses on your laundry. However, all bacterial species and pathogens are sensitive to varying heat degrees.
Layman terms: Bacteria die in a hot environment.
There are a couple of things you can do to make sure you are not cuddling up with these pesky monsters at night.
First, change out your sheets and pillowcases every week. You spend a third of your life in bed, leaving behind an abundance of sweat, body oil and dead skin cells on your sheets. You might want to think twice about slacking off on your cleaning schedule.
Second, get a trusty laundry system that eliminates not just bacteria, but dust mites and odour too. Ever wondered why so many of us wake up with a stuffy nose, even when we’re not sick? It might be dust mites!
Practice these good laundry habits and you’ll never have to toss and turn in your sleep, worrying about what is hiding in between your sheets. If you’re ready to oust your unwanted bacteria buddies, check out our free on-site measurement today to find the best laundry system for you. Here's to a more hygienic load of fresh laundry!