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Dealing With Dirty Sheets

Can’t remember the last time you washed your sheets? It’s time to throw them in the washer. Dirty sheets are a hotspot for allergens and can disrupt the sleep your body needs to stay healthy.

Keep An Eye On Your Sheets

You likely spend more time on your bed than any other piece of furniture––as do dust mites. If your allergies or other uncomfortable symptoms act up after a night’s sleep, you’ll want to focus on checking for any dirty bed sheets.

How to check for dirty sheets

  • Indoor air pollution can cause allergy and asthma problems or worsen the problem you might already have. If you feel lousy at home but better everywhere else, the problem could be in the air.

  • If you notice your symptoms worsening overnight, your sheets may be the problem. The next time you wash your bedding, pay attention to whether or not your symptoms get better, worse, or stay the same. If your symptoms get worse right after cleaning your sheets, consider using non-allergenic laundry detergent or allow them to dry thoroughly in a heated dryer.

If dirty sheets are not your issue, consider other reasons why your indoor air quality might be suffering.

What To Do With Dirty Sheets

A simple wash every two weeks should do the trick to clean your dirty sheets! And having a regular cleaning routine is smart to prevent your allergies from acting up.

Some detergents can also trigger allergies, so choose carefully. If your symptoms worsen, switch to non-allergenic detergent and make sure your sheets are completely dry before placing them on your mattress. Not only are clean sheets better for your health, the fresh scent is a nice touch, too.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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