The Importance of Washing your Bed Sheets

After a long day of work, all you want to do is climb into your bed. However, sometimes it’s not easy to get comfortable. A reason for that could be that your sheets are dirty. If you are not regularly washing your sheets, they will continue to collect bacteria and other substances. Not only does that not sound like a surface that you want to lay in for eight hours a night, but it also leaves you at risk for potential infection. Here are a few things that can happen if you are not regularly washing your sheets.

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Bacteria Accumulation

When you are sleeping, dead skin cells and perspiration are being soaked into your sheets. This creates bacteria that rapidly multiplies because they are so small. This can be a problem when you are sleeping, especially if you have an open cut. The bacteria can enter the body through the wound and cause an infection.

Spreading Infection

If you have been sick, it is extremely important to wash your sheets. The bacteria from when you were sick has soaked into the sheets and has the potential to spread if you do not wash.

Dust Mites

Dust mites feed off of dead skin cells from the body, which can be on your sheets if you do not wash them regularly. Dust mites can lead to asthma attacks or other symptoms such as: sneezing, coughing, and skin rashes.
Washing your sheets is an important factor in making sure you stay healthy. These factors are often overlooked and can lead to sickness or infection. That is why you should make washing your sheets a part of your laundry routine.

Stop by Bakers Centre Laundry and don’t put off washing your sheets any longer. We are available to you and your needs with our 24-hour laundry service.