Getting the Most From Your Bed Linens:
Your bedding impacts the quality and quantity of sleep you get every night, which in turn determines how you will function and feel every day.
The Better Sleep Council recommends that to ensure a good night’s rest you invest in high-thread-count sheets, a plush comforter and duvet cover, matching shams and pillow cover. It all makes your bed extra inviting, uniquely yours and actually improves your sleep.
To keep that good karma going, sleep specialist Michael Breus, Ph.D. A recommends that you change your bed sets at least once a week, and twice a week if you have allergies, night sweats or sleep in the nude.
There’s apparently a few reasons for this. Firstly, the chloride salts in our perspiration contributes to fiber degradation if not promptly washed out.
Secondly, it’s because of the millions of skin cells and hair that we shed every day and through the night. Apparently, these dead cells and hairs are magnets for dust mites and other allergens, as well as being microscopic abrasives that can cause pilling of even the finest bed linens when not washed out regularly. As we all know, dust mites and other particulate will also shorten the useful life of your mattress, so regular sheet care seems to be an investment in a longer lasting mattress as well.
Our Insider Tip: Having multiple sets of sheets that are changed frequently and professionally laundered regularly will enable your quality bed linens to last at least 10-12 years.
A final caveat: Some hair and skin care products contain oxidants or other ingredients that may affect colors. Make sure such products don’t come into direct contact with pillowcases and bed sheets. And remember, if you have any questions or comments about fine linen care, please feel free to contact us and yes, we offer fine hand laundry service with a special hygienic treatment for your bed linens.