If you pose the question to twenty people regarding how often they launder their linens, you may be surprised in their diversity of answers. Some fire up the washing machine once a week for the task. Others, will say they do the task roughly twice a week. Many will confess they do so only about once a month.
So, what is the recommended washing schedule to ensure your linens are sanitary and clean? Experts state you should be changing out your linens at least once every seven to fourteen days depending on your sleeping style, and to never go more than one week if:
- You have dust or pollen allergies
- You or your partner sweat a lot
- You or your partner has a contagious illness
- A pet sleeps in bed with you
One way to cut down on your bedding’s laundry loads is to consider using a memory foam mattress to cut down on allergy-inducing components. Perfect Cloud’s Ultraplush mattress is hypoallergenic, which cuts down common allergens that make us unwell. This does not mean that you get a free pass to never wash your sheets, however. Especially when the world is going through a viral pandemic. In light of everyone taking precautions against Coronavirus, it’s both important and essential to remember to clean the sheets to prevent germs and dust mites from harbouring.
This advice seems to be a no-brainer, and perhaps many people are doing the wash more frequently now due to the threat of Covid-19, and also because they have more down time in their home than ever before.
Another way to ensure your bedding stays fresh and clean is by utilizing a hypoallergenic memory foam pillow that has a removable and washable cover. The Diamond Rest pillow has been designed with a generous ventilated gel center to provide a cradle of comfort to ensure you fall asleep, and stay asleep. This pillow truly is for all seasons, and appeals to both hot and cold sleepers. One side is constructed to provide soothing cooling, whereas the other side stays warm and cozy. Plus, it comes with a removable cover for easy cleaning.
There is another method that help keep your bed free from harmful germs. If you want to take further precautions, making your bed daily is an excellent idea. As you make your bed, tiny dry particles your sheets have accumulated fall to the floor, says Dr. Schmidt. Then it’s a job left to your vacuum.
Making your bed is an easy chore that takes only a minute of two, and can make a difference on how often you need to strip everything for washing. Plus, your room generally looks tidier by performing this task. So, if you are a chronic non-maker of your bed, now is a great time to add this task to your everyday routine. It may become second nature to you once everyone is out of lockdown.