Humans spend up to 1/3 of their life in sleep. That is why bedding has a close connection with everyone. All wish to have a good night’s sleep on clean, fragrant sheets.
When sleeping in bed, impurities, such as oils, dead skin cells and dirt can be left on pillows and sheets. These impurities accumulate over time and will adversely affect the health of the user. Find out what the dangers of not washing your sheets often.
Skin rashes and irritation
If you have a clean face, care with expensive cosmetics but still get pimples, people should pay attention to gas and pillow cases. Daily use causes dead skin, oils and bacteria to build up on the sheets and clog pores, leading to breakouts. The skin can also become reddened by bacteria found in Demodex ticks, a very small beetle found in bed sheets and pillows. If your face is prone to breakouts and irritation, try changing the pillowcase every 2 to 3 days to improve the condition.
Allergic to dust mites
Frequent sneezing and itchy eyes at night can be signs of an allergic reaction to the familiar bed. Causes of allergies include pollen, dirt or dust mites that live in bed sheets. These dust mites, though microscopic in size, can cause severe asthma and allergies.
To avoid these allergens, be sure to wash your sheets in hot water to kill bacteria. People should also choose to buy hypoallergenic and breathable pillow cases to avoid getting these symptoms.
Harms of sleeping with pets
Sleeping with a pet can be a cute and comfortable habit, but there are some health risks that everyone should be aware of. Since some pets carry ticks, it is important to get rid of these bugs as they can cause Lyme disease. Pet hair can also attract dust mites that live in your bed. If you decide to keep your 4-legged friends in bed, be sure to stay healthy, clean them and wash the sheets regularly.
A damp pillowcase can be a great refuge for fungal skin types. These fungi cause itchy bald spots on the scalp, also known as scalp fungus. Although fungi can be easily found for treatment from a medical professional, prevention is always more important than cure. To reduce the risk of itchy, irritating scalp, make sure you wash your pillow and pillow covers regularly.
When we have conjunctivitis (red eye pain), sheets and pillows can also be affected. Bacteria in bedding, especially pillowcases, can persist and cause illness again. If you or someone who sleeps in the same bed has recently had conjunctivitis, wash thoroughly with hot water to reduce the chance of re-infection.
The routine of cleaning bedding and utensils is simple but plays an important role in physical and mental health. To kill bacteria, germs, people should use hot water to wash all these utensils. Try to do this once every 1-2 weeks and everyone will see better quality of sleep and health.
Huong Giang (Source: Bright Side)