We spend a lot of time in our bed and at that, we have to make sure that we keep our beds clean. There are lots of things that are in our sheets although you are not really able to see them. And although they are invisible to the naked eye, they can still cause you sickness or irritability to your body.
If you use a microscope to take a look at your Extra deep fitted sheets, you will see things that look like little monsters. It could be scary to see the bed bugs that are eating the dead skin cells. There are also some bacteria that lay in your sheets. If you do not control the situation, you can form an allergy against them and have a weaker immune system due to them.
Among the things that you don’t see in your fitted sheets but are there are the following:
- Dead skin cells – The body naturally sheds about one million skin cells every day. Some of it can be found in your bed and this is why dust mites and bed bugs stay in your bed to feed on them.
- Oil – The oils are secreted by your body as you sleep. The skin naturally secretes the oil to maintain the moisture of your skin and some of it is transferred to your sheets.
- Sweat – Even if you are sleeping, your body still produces sweat especially if it is very hot at night. Sweat helps cool the body and sweat can be seen in your bed sheets especially if it is made of absorbent material like cotton and bamboo.
- Bodily fluids – The body is in contact with the bed sheet that is why it is perfectly normal for it to have your saliva, blood, urine or fecal matter. Due to intercourse, other bodily fluids can also show up in your bed.
- Food crumbs – This is due to midnight snack eaters or when you just eat in your bed. Even if you don’t eat in bed, there is still a chance for it to have food crumbs because you might have brought it over when you ate your meals before going to bed. Your cloths might have some and they can fall off to your bed when you sleep.
With all that is present in your bed, you should wash your sheets every week. This is the ideal interval of washing your sheets. The pillows also need to be washed at least twice a year. If you skip on this, you increase the risk of making the molds, bacteria and yeast grow. These can all lead you to have asthma or diarrhoea. Change your pillows if you haven’t washed them for a long time to prevent these contaminants from growing.
Those who are sick should have their sheets washed every day so that they are not infected by the bacteria that are present in their sheets. Daily change of pillowcases should also be done to make sure that your condition doesn’t get worse because of the dirt in your bed.