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How often should you change your bed sheets?

Don’t you love it when there are fresh sheets on your bed? 
I was changing my sheets over the weekend, I try to change them every week but sometimes it stretches out to nearly 2 weeks.

Have you ever wondered how often you should change your sheets?

Well, conveniently, just came across this article from “Starts at 60” ..

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“While it’s best to clean sheets at least once a week, researchers explain that people can push to two weeks before unhygienic bacteria begin to take over. Dirty laundry should also be washed above 70°C to ensure that all harmful bacteria are killed.”

“… research conducted by British bedding company Time4Sleep showing as many as 24% of UK people wait up to 4 weeks before stripping their beds and putting fresh sheets on.

“Shockingly, researchers also claim that leaving the same bedsheets on a bed for a month or longer will result in more bacteria than that found in the bed of a primate such as a chimpanzee. Failing to clean bedding regularly means people are literally sleeping in dead skin, sweat particles, hair and bacteria.” …. 

Click her to Read article …

So I suppose every 2 weeks isn’t too bad, but I might try to do every week in future ….

 

Mary

 

Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist | Aging Specialist, ICD  |  CD Specialist, ICD  |  Hoarding Specialist, ICD  | Expert Member AAPO 

Based in Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted 100’s of homes & helped 100’s of senior adults & their families.   I regularly speak about 3a decluttering and smart downsizing.

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