Every night, we spend an average of eight hours tucked into our bedding. This means that in only a year’s time, you will spend almost three thousand hours either asleep or laying in bed. Naturally, this means your bedding might be the most-used object in your bedroom, if not your home. Even though bedding is designed to last a long period of time, it won’t last an eternity. A question that we get asked regularly is how often bedding should actually be replaced. In this blog, we will enlighten you about the best time to replace your current bedding.
How long does bedding last?
Before answering the question about how often bedding should be replaced, it’s important to first look at the lifespan of your bedding. The general rule of thumb is that sheets don’t last as long as bedding, because they have direct contact with the skin. Over time, your sheets will build up dirt, sweat and oil which will result in yellowish, discoloured sheets. Besides discolouration, the sheets will lose their strength and the fabric will likely lose its lovely touch. With bedding, it’s more difficult to determine the exact lifespan as this may differ when considering your sleeping habits, the fabric, the quality of the bedding and how well it’s looked after.
When should you replace bedding?
We have briefly talked about this before, but when is it actually time to replace your pillows and sheets? Sustainability is very important to The Fine Bedding Company and therefore, we don’t simply throw away bedding when it’s unnecessary. We do everything in our power to make the lifespan of our products last as long as possible, without it hurting the environment or our sleep quality.
Generally speaking, your sheets will likely last up to two or three years if you take really good care of them. However, this only applies if you choose high-quality bedding and a fabric that will last longer, such as the Gold Hungarian Goose Down Duvet which uses 100% Sustainably Sourced Cotton. It is important to wash your sheets at least once every two weeks but preferably even every week or ten days, in order to maintain their quality.
Your pillowcase might be in need of replacement sooner than your cover sheets, as your pillows build up a lot of oil and leftover makeup which will result in a shorter lifespan. When it comes to refreshing your pillowcase, why not choose a 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase to retain natural moisture levels in your lovely skin and hair overnight? Actual pillows last anywhere between 18 months and three years, again depending on the quality of the product and the care it receives.
How often should duvets be replaced?
Sustainability and durability are taken into consideration at The Fine Bedding Company when a new product is designed. By using only high-quality fibres and fabric, we guarantee a good lifespan for your product. The lifespan of bedding is, however, not set in stone as it can be altered due to poor preservation or not enough washing. The benefit of our duvets is that most of them can easily be washed in the washing machine at home, such as the Eco Duvet and Boutique Silk Duvet. This should be done every few months to keep the duvet clean.
Washing your bedding in the washing machine is crucial for maintenance but can also affect the lifespan of your duvet slightly, as it is an intensive cleaning process. Luckily, The Fine Bedding Company offers duvets that are specially designed for washing at home, such as the coverless Night Owl duvet which will not lose its shape after washing. If you need the specifics about washing your duvet, please consult our Ultimate Duvet Washing Guide.