The humidity brought in by perspiration provides a favorable environment for germs and mites. It is therefore essential to change the sheets regularly to avoid their proliferation. It should be noted that dust mites feed on dead skin and are responsible for health problems such as asthma, allergies or eczema.
How often do I change the sheets ?
Some people change their sheets daily, but it doesn't have to be to sleep in a healthy environment. In reality, the frequency of changing the sheet depends on the lifestyle of each individual. You should know that the bed "gets dirty" especially during the night. Indeed, it is during sleep that dead skin settles on the sheet, duvets and pillowcases. So, if a person takes a shower every night before bed and falls asleep in their pajamas, they won't need to change their sheets every week. Once every two weeks is more than enough. On the other hand, for a person who is used to showering in the morning and who falls asleep completely naked, a weekly sheet change is essential. There is no need to wait for these delays if coffee has spilled on the bed. The ideal is to fall asleep in a bed that smells of freshness, not the smell of sweat. Everyone can change the sheet as they see fit, without exceeding two weeks.
Other points to know
It is recommended to use dust mite covers to protect the mattress, duvets and pillowcases. They prevent mites from getting in and it will be easier to get rid of. It is also recommended to change the pillowcases with the sheets. However, the pillow will only be cleaned once every two or three months. To effectively remove dust mites, sheets and pillowcases should be washed at 60 ° C. In addition to the unpleasant sensation of falling asleep in a dirty environment, there are health risks if the bed linen is not changed in time: cough, itching of the eyes, sneezing, eczema ...