Without regular cleaning, dirty sheets can attract dust mites, contributing to allergies, skin breakouts, asthma and more. According to one expert, dust mites have an ideal temperature of 15 to 21 degrees celsius, which is also the recommended temperature for getting sleep. Sleep expert April Mayer from Amerisleep explained: “This makes bed sheets an excellent habitat for dust mites to live in due to the perfect temperature and high supply of skin flakes.
“Regularly cleaning your bedsheets helps to eradicate dust mites and prevents the build-up of dead skin.
“The magic number that microbiology and dermatology experts recommend cleaning your sheets is once every week.
“This can change if you sleep alone to once every two weeks, but following the once every seven days rule is still recommended.”
A Bedroom Poll Report by National Sleep Foundation (NSF) unveiled that 71 percent of people notice they have a better night’s sleep on sheets with a clean scent.
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One expert recently shared how Britons can use white vinegar and baking soda when it comes to laundry, to help save money.
Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, told Express.co.uk: “You can use white vinegar and baking soda as a gentler alternative to laundry detergent.
“As your clothing gets older and more worn, it becomes increasingly defenseless against the harsh chemicals in laundry detergents.
“A cheap and gentle substitute for detergent is a solution of baking soda and white vinegar.
“Add half a cup of both ingredients into your washing machine’s compartment before a cycle, and it’ll brighten and clean your clothing, particularly your whites.”
Alternatively, white vinegar and water can also be used to remove any “musty” odors.
Mixing equal parts vinegar and water together as well as adding some essential oils can help to remove odors from any clothing item.
Deyan added: “Alternatively, you can seal your item in a bag overnight with baking soda, as the power will absorb unwanted odors.”