WANT to open your sleep game? The secret may lie in how you wash your sheets.
The new guide shares how to properly clean bedding to get rid of germs and allergens.
First, the guide, published on Have evaluatedsays you should never leave your bedding for more than a week or two without cleaning.
This is because while you are sleeping, dead skin cells, dust mites, body oils and bacteria can accumulate.
It sounds grim! Thankfully, you can clean your bedding very easily to make it look new — and it may even help you sleep better.
If you follow the steps below, your bedding will look plump, clean, and inviting.
- First, make sure you read the care label so you can tailor your laundry to your specific fabric.
- After that, you should pre-treat the stain before washing, and cold water should be used for blood stains.
- Select the right wash cycle and temperature based on the label, and adjust according to how soiled the bedding is. For example, using a heavy cycle with hot water would be great for removing body oils from the towel.
- Do not overload the washing machine, as linens need to be able to move around the drum for cleaning.
- Do not use dryer sheets as they make the fabric less absorbent.
- Dryer balls are great because they can prevent your load from building up.
- Hang sheets on a washing line outside if you can occasionally, as sunlight helps disinfect them and can leave a nice scent if there are no contaminants around.
- Iron your sheets to kill any leftover germs and dust mites that have passed the cycle.
We previously shared how a mother swears the secret to hotel-worthy linens is vinegar, which she says softens and brightens the sheets.
The Australian hygienist shared her tactics on TikTok after showing how she peels and cleans her mattress using bicarbonate of soda.
TikTok user Mama Mila suggests washing your linen with liquid detergent, half a cup of bicarbonate of soda, and half a cup of white vinegar instead of your regular fabric softener.
Bicarb is not only a natural whitener and deodorizer, but it also means you can use less laundry liquid in each wash.
Vinegar, on the other hand, softens and brightens linens without leaving a residue, Mama Mila claims, so you’ll be able to fall asleep easily as you daydream about your next hotel stay.
While her tip works especially well on white linen, she also says that bicarb works well with light colors as well, and claims that the vinegar smell goes away completely during the wash.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/13716414/laundry-expert-right-way-wash-bed-sheets-better-sleep/ Laundry expert reveals the RIGHT WAY to wash your sheets for better sleep AND less ironing time