How often should you change your bed sheets?

3Jan

A new study aimed to uncover Britain’s bed hygiene has got the internet talking for all kinds of reasons, so how often do you wash your sheets?

The research carried out by bed and sleep specialist, Time 4 Sleep, looked to find out peoples’ attitudes towards changing their bedsheets and discovered that only 28% of Brits change their bed sheets every week.

Up to 40% of those surveyed said they change their bedding every fortnight, whilst almost a quarter (24%) change them one every three to four weeks.

Furthermore, 22% of respondents believe that their bedding only becomes unhygienic after 4-5 weeks of not being changed, whilst over half (51%) consider the 2-3 weeks to be the point when their sheets become unhygienic.

Even though changing your bedsheets can be hard work, especially battling the king size duvet cover by yourself, keeping on top of it is key to better bedroom hygiene.

Quality, not quantity

Biomaster’s Paul Morris says: “It is extremely important to wash bed sheets on a regular basis as the build up of dead skin cells can lead to dust mites, unwanted bacteria and unpleasant odours. 

“I would recommend washing sheets at least once a week. The key to keeping bacteria away is the quality of the wash. 

“By law, hospitals have to wash laundry above 70c to effectively kill bacteria. Yet, in the home, we are urged to save energy and many households now wash at 30c/40c. 

“We should wash frequently but the key is using high temperatures, or more economically, using an antibacterial fluid such as the one by Biomaster.”

The story has recently been picked up by Daily Mail Online and Metro with commenters sharing their views on how often you should, and shouldn’t, wash your sheets.  So how often do you wash yours?

About the Biomaster Fabric Spray

The Biomaster Hygiene Control Fabric Spray helps to reduce the risk of clothing, upholstery and other textiles spreading dangerous microbes by offering around the clock antimicrobial protection.

It has been proven to be effective against common bacteria such as MRSA, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Pseudomonas as well as being tested to be effective against Norovirus.

The spray is easy to apply and won’t leave a smell, but it will leave your fabrics fresher for longer and doesn’t need to be re-applied for up to 1-3 months, depending on usage.

You can buy Biomaster Hygiene Control Fabric Spray online through the Biomaster Facebook shop and The Hygiene Doctor website or click here to find out more.