Sleep Expert Explains Why you Should Change your Bed Sheets Once a Week


In the United States, there seems to be an expert for everything. A laundry expert reveals a shocking reason why you need to change your bed sheets once a week.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, a fabric care expert reveals that sleeping in dirty linen has greater repercussion than just putting up with stinky sheets. She says that sleeping in an unclean bed can be detrimental to our health.

“If the (sheets) are not washed regularly, and the occupant has scratches or wounds, they can be come infected. Athlete’s foot and other fungi can be transferred from fabrics. By avoiding regular washing, dirty linen can infect other parts of the bed.” She continued, “Infrequent cleaning of sheets and pillowcases allows the fluids to seep into the pillows and mattresses, and those are much more difficult to clean than tossing sheets in the washer.

Well, the sleep expert recommends that people wash and change their sheets once a week to keep them fresh. 

It seems that the public is reluctant to commit to regular washing. Statistics show that in 2014 one in ten people don’t change their sheets more than once a month; 35 % of adults revealed in a survey on household habits that ‘they changed their bed linen once a fortnight.’ Only over a third made sure to wash their sheets once a week.

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