Why Change Bed Sheets?

Just like everyone has their own sleep routine and preferences, the same goes for when and how often people choose to change their bed sheets.

Changing your bedding should be done on a regular basis. But how long is too long when it comes to your bed sheets?

It is the age-old question when it comes to your bed, ‘when to change your sheets?’

In this article, you will find out why changing your sheets is so important and how frequently you should be changing them.Your bed is your happy place after all.

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Bed Sheets?

Nobody likes to change their bed sheets; it is achore, and it is the last thing you want to do after a long day at work. But if you do not change your sheets on a regular basis you can open yourself up to a whole host of health issues.

1. Sweat And Dirt Build Up

As you sleep your body continues to sweat. This then mixes with the oil on your body and before you know it your bed is filled with dirt.

Now if you do not follow a schedule when it comes to changing your bed sheets then this allows the dirt to seep not just into your bedding, but duvet and mattress as well.  

Cleaning your mattress and duvet is not as easy as washing your bed linens!

2. Inconvenient Illnesses

Like anything in life, if you let things go whether that be exercise, eating healthy, or keeping yourself clean, then you won’t feel good and could even lead to you feeling sick and lethargic.

The same goes for your bed sheets. If you aren’t changing you sheets on a regular basis and have dust, sweat and dirt just building up then it can leave you with a scratchy throat or the sniffles. 

3. Are You Nose Blind?

To put it simply if you are not washing your sheets then they will eventually start to smell. Maybe you’ve gone too far and don’t notice it anymore.

But infrequent washing of your sheets makes it a haven for bacteria to thrive.

Think of all the sweat, dribble and dead skin that is just floating about and multiplying by the day as you are getting your beauty sleep.

4. Are You Alone In Your Bed?

If you aren’t changing your sheets then chances are you’re not as alone as you think you are. Say hello to your new roommates…dust mites.

These are microscopic insects that love a dirty and warm bed to live in and thrive in your sheets and mattress.

They can feast for days on your dead skin, dirt and build-up dust. Also, if these are in your bed then they can trigger allergies and asthma.

5. Acne Flare-Ups

To put it simply, dirt can cause breakouts. If you are sleeping on the same sheets and pillowcase for weeks on end then your skin will flare up.

All of the oil from your face will transfer and mix with sweat as you sleep, and the dirt will seep back into your pores, resulting in spots and blackheads.

How Often Should You Change Your Bedding?

There is no set rule when it comes to changing your bed sheets, maybe you split your time at your house and your partners, this then would mean you can leave your sheets on that little bit longer.

However, if you are in your bed every night, then you need to change them more frequently. You do not want bacteria to build up. Your bed should be a safe haven for you torelax and recharge. Don’t make it a happy place for dust mites and an uncomfortable place for yourself.

That being said, it is recommended that you change your sheets, including duvet covers and pillowcases, once a week.

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October 02, 2022 — Sleep Expert