In most homes, cleaning occurs weekly. From mopping the floors to washing the dishes, it all needs to get done. But in some cases, life gets in the way and it doesn’t always happen as planned. A little known fact is that cleaning sheets is the most common step that gets skipped when a person is cleaning their home.
What Gets Left Behind
As a person sleeps, they tend to roll over several times during the night. It is then that their skin sheds itself of old pieces. It gets left behind on the sheets as well as various bodily fluids too. It is unsanitary to leave these things unattended for longer than a week. Washing sheets rids the fabric of these types of debris.
For females that wear makeup, it is hard to remove all of it even when the face is washed. And when she lays her head down on the pillow, it gets trapped in the fibers. It builds up every day that the bed is used and can cause additional blemishes on the face.
The more that dirt and debris come into contact with the skin, the more that the skin can become irritated. The human body sees it as a foreign substance and it will reject it. And as it sits on the surface of the healthy skin, it will cause redness and itching.
If you already have open cuts or scratches, it can cause them to get infected and put the person at a more serious risk. The wounds should be cleaned daily and the linens should be changed and laundered.
When there is dead skin buildup within the bed and the mattress, it invites unwanted guests like bed bugs. Bed bugs are tiny creatures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They will not be able to be felt by the skin either. The bed bugs live off of eating old dead skin that is left behind, causing them to thrive. Bed bugs will take over the bed if the sheets are not washed in a timely manner. Bed bugs also leave behind their own debris causing further damage.
Dirt and debris in bed sheets can be breathed into the nose and it will cause an allergic reaction in most people. It will cause symptoms like; a runny nose, headaches, sneezing, and also itchy eyes. It can be worse in some cases leading to chronic symptoms. If a person has a respiratory illness, having dead skin, dirt, and debris that they are breathing in can cause irreversible damage. The only way to clear the unwanted substances is to wash them away in hot soapy water.
As you can see, it is very important to change and launder your bed sheets on a regular basis. When they are not, it will cause a wide array of problems that could make you sick or worsen a preexisting illness.