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The Truth About Your Bed Sheets

By Virginia Laird

For most, washing the sheets of the bed is a dreadful task. It seems to take forever to assemble the bed properly once the covers are clean. Still, it is vital that you make keeping these covers clean a priority. Health and wellness experts say that those who rarely wash their sheets may be compromising their immune systems. A few things to keep in mind include:

  • Skip sitting on your bed 
  • Clean sheets promote healthy skin
  • Washing your sheets can prevent illness

Skip Sitting on Your Bed

Although there are many who collapse on the bed to watch television, study, or nap, it is not the most ideal thing to do so. Health and wellness experts say that sitting on your bed while in the clothing you have worn all over town brings germs to your bed. Instead, it is better that you find a chair to sit on, or change your clothes before relaxing on the bed. 

Clean Sheets Promote Healthy Skin

Dermatologists say that sleeping on your sheets night after night without washing them can lead to increased skin blemishes. This is due to the dead skin cells and dirt that collect on the sheets from daily use. If you are serious about managing your blemishes, it is highly recommended that you wash your sheets each week. Furthermore, it is strictly advised that you avoid sitting on your bed without bathing and changing your clothing beforehand. 

Washing Your Sheets Can Prevent Illness

Your bed sheets collect all the germs that you have had throughout the week. As you strive to stay well, it can be necessary to wash these germs away. This is especially true for your pillowcases. Making the time to routinely keep your bedding clean can help manage asthma, allergies, as well as illness caused by bacteria and viruses. Keep yourself well by washing your sheets weekly starting this week. 

What You Need to Know About Washing Your Sheets

Health and wellness experts say that if you are not washing your sheets at least once each week, you need to step up your game. It is recommended that you wash your sheets at least once each week. However, the pillowcase should be changed two to three times each week to help keep you and your skin healthy. 

Make today the day you start making your sheets a priority to promote your overall wellness. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vacaville, Calif.

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