Yearly, people spend billions on bedding. It makes sense, sleep is becoming more and more of a priority to the average consumer. Having high quality bedding and consequently high quality sleep feels more important now than ever. Still, a question remains, when does one need new bedding? How does one’s sheets affect their sleep?

Naturally, that answer is going to depend on one’s sheets. There are small and minute factors, things like the color scheme of a bed, the thread count, the weaving. These can cause a bed to feel just a little different. The color scheme can be white and pristine, clean feeling, or dark and colorful, more comfortable. The thread count heavily determines durability, and the weave can make a sheet better for certain weathers.

Although there are factors greater than these minute differences. For example, there are entirely different materials sheets can consist of, from linen to polyester, each offering unique advantages. Another prominent force is the wear on one’s sheets, staining, dirt buildup, tears, they all strain one’s sleep. These are the factors that will really start to affect sleep quality. This is the sign to get some new bedding.

Washing one’s sheets is one easy way to ensure that this replacement isn’t rushed. The recommendation everyone’s heard is weekly, and this is both the cleanest and safest option. Although the worst effects of leaving sheets dirty aren’t typically seen until 20 days of leaving sheets unwashed. Not to mention that blankets don’t need to be washed nearly as often, every few months being the recommendation. 

These are just a few of the considerations everyone should make when thinking about their sleep. Mental and physical health should be the absolute priority when it comes to sleep. Although that doesn’t mean one’s bed should be thrown to the wayside. So the next time sleep seems impossible to find, maybe think about the bedding a bit more.


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