Sliding between crisp, clean sheets is one of the best feelings in the world. There’s something about being in a fresh environment that gives you peace of mind. It’s similar to the feeling you get when you walk into an organized room versus a cluttered space, but the effects are magnified because the sheets are also touching your skin, employing another one of your senses. You will agree with me on how fresh and relaxed you feel when your beddings are just coming from laundry. I must say it is breath taking.
Since last week, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have been working from home and I must say I have noted a couple of things in my house that needs to be taken care of and one of them was my beddings.
To be honest I don’t like to be in a messy environment starting from where I sleep. Most of us don’t really change beddings frequently, some people even takes months to wash their beddings which is not a good hygiene.
When I say please we need to wash and change our beddings once in two weeks at least am not saying you should have plenty of beddings,if you can afford it’s okay but if you can’t just wash and use the same.
A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation shed further light on this theory. Up to 98% of people reported that being in a clean bedroom was important to sleep quality, and more than half of the respondents said that sheets with a fresh scent also mattered.
Months ago I used to change my beddings after a month and I told myself to improve at least every once in 2 weeks.Its about our bodies and our health so we need to take care.I don’t know about you but when it comes to my health:I don’t joke around.
Having good bedroom hygiene when it comes to changing your sheets is about more far than just freshening up your linen. The survey of more than 2,000 people revealed that more than half of Britons sleep in dirty sheets – and women are guilty of not changing the bed linen regularly. “Our bodies shed millions of skin cells each day, many of which rub off in our sleep and are deposited in our beds. In addition to skin cells, our bodies also secrete fluids, sweat and oils during a long night’s sleep,” Fox said. “While unsavoury in themselves, these deposits mostly pose a problem as they are all deliciously appealing for dust mites.
The droppings of microscopic creatures such as dust mites are laden with allergens which when inhaled can trigger asthma and rhinitis and may also worsen eczema.
The research commissioned by home retailer Dunelm Mill, found just two in five of us change our sheets weekly – in line with the standards of TV’s cleaning gurus Kim and Aggie. A further 36 per cent perform the task fortnightly, while 17 per cent admitted changing dirty sheets just once a month or even less frequently. Meanwhile, six per cent of houseproud people stripped the sheets more than once a week, one per cent of people admitted they were changed just once a year, while three per cent had no idea. Women were revealed to be the more lax of the two sexes when it came to bedroom hygiene. More than half do not clean their sheets weekly with 12 per cent changing their sheets once a month and one per cent admitting to never changing them at all. But 40 per cent of men, on the other hand, managed a weekly change, and a further eight per cent did it even more frequently than that. I can talk all day but if you don’t like changing and washing your beddings please make a descision to start doing so because it’s good for your hygiene.If you already do that and that’s good for you and keep it up.
I know almost everyone is being home because of the Pandemic.You can make descision to start taking care of where you sleep and make sure you have clean beddings.
I am wishing you all the best as you keep the precaution measures and stay safe.please let’s follow the instructions and together we will fight this.