Thursday, January 4, 2018

How Often Should You Clean Your Bed?

What's the standard to go by for clean bedding?


For a healthy sleep environment and to kill bacteria, it's normally adequate to wash your sheets and pillow cases once a week in warm/hot water. You may want to launder more often in warmer weather where perspiration is an issue.

Wash your bed pillows in hot water 2 to 4 times a year. Check the washing instructions first for best results and dry according to the label instructions. Wash quilts, duvet covers and comforters 2 to 4 times a year as well. And again, be sure to follow the instructions on the label. If the item is too snug to launder properly in your washer at home, wash it in a large commercial-size washer at your local laundromat.


Your mattress should be vacuumed thoroughly every 6 months to remove any dust mites and dead skin that has settled in there. If not regularly vacuumed, dust mites can create symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, coughing or a runny nose. A clean bed lends to a much better night's sleep.

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