Here’s Why Your Bed Sheets and Pillowcase Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat
5Bacteria is being transferred to your body each night
Dirty sheets can also give you acne. This is because when you sleep, the oil from your skin and the cosmetics get on to your sheets. This gradually builds up until your bed is a giant bacteria-laden make up wipe. When you sleep, all this gook transfers back onto your body and clogs up your pores. This causes you to break out in acne.
6What research has found
In 2012, there was a lot of insight collected from such a problem. Scientists at North Carolina State University found that there were millions of microbes living among us. The study collected swabs from homes in different locations. The swabs were taken from toilet seats, beds, fridge, sofas and others. According to one researcher, “There are also plenty of gut microbes in both places, which mean that the pillows were seeded with what scientists delicately refer to as ‘fecal contamination.”
7There are ways and means to avoid this
After reading such a revelation, there is also a lot you can do to avoid such things. Given the fact that it isn’t possible to change your bed sheets and pillowcase once a day, so what do you do? There are no two ways about this. You need to wash your sheets often and dry them in the sun. In fact, the experts say that when washing bed sheets and pillowcases, you need to use as much hot water as possible. This won’t just kill the bacteria; it will also remove the oil and stains of any.
8Dust mites and bed bugs
Dust mites and bed bugs can be a nuisance but there are ways and means to prevent these things and get rid of them from your bedding. Dust mites are present in virtually every bedding but as mentioned earlier, only regular cleaning can reduce their number.
Bed bugs were eliminated in the US 30 years ago but they have made a comeback ever since and are now a huge problem for many people. Hotels especially have a big problem with bed bugs and it isn’t just cheap motels but upscale hotels that face the issue too.