- We spend around 49 to 60+ hours sleeping in our beds
- Clean bedding contributes to good sleep
- Dirty bedsheets can contribute to allergies, skin breakouts, asthma and other health issues
We spend around 49 to 60+ hours sleeping in our beds. While our body gets the much-deserved rest, it’s a lot of time to build up dirt, sweat and oil and other germs on our bedsheets and bedding.
Clean bedding contributes to good sleep.
So, how often should you wash your sheets?
If you are someone who sleeps on your mattress every day, then experts suggest that you should wash your sheets once a week.
If you don’t sleep on your mattress every day, then you may be able to get away with washing your bed sheets every two weeks.
If you have pets who share the bed with you, then a wash every 3-4 days is recommended.
If you experience allergies or asthma, it may be worth it to try cleaning your bedding more frequently to see if your symptoms improve.
Experts recommend to wash your bed sheets more often during summers as it is more likely to have more sweat on your bedding.
If you have seasonal allergies in the spring or summer, washing sheets more often may help relieve symptoms.
What about other bedding?
You should wash pillowcases once a week. Comforters and blankets can be washed every 2-3 months. Pillows, if washable, should be washed every 4-6 months.