How often do you wash your bedspreads? Many people use dirty bedding and don’t see anything wrong; they pay little attention to their bedding, without knowing that they are causing themselves harm.
Laundry expert Mary Marlowe Leverette told ATTN that when you don’t wash your sheets, masses of grim substances start to build up in our beds.
Sweat, body oils, dirt, saliva, urine, sexual fluids, and faecal matter all make a home in your bed, if you don’t keep it clean.
According to Mary Marlowe, if bed sheets are not washed regularly, and the sleeper has a scratch or wound, all those gross substances can end up giving them an infection.
She revealed: “Athlete’s foot and other fungi can be transferred from fabrics,
“Infrequent cleaning of sheets and pillowcases allows the fluids to seep into the pillows and mattresses, and those are MUCH more difficult to clean than tossing sheets in the washer.”
She also revealed that dead skin cells you shed and that get left in your bed can also attract dust mites – which can cause breathing problems (particularly for those with asthma).
Worst still, the longer you go between washes, the more difficult it becomes to remove all the old skin cells, mites, and various other germs, as they become more deeply embedded into your bed.
The best bet for you is to wash your bedspread regularly if you want to maintain a proper hygiene.