Do you actually take the time out to ensure your bed linen is regularly cleaned?
Did you know that the average person spends approximately a third of their life in bed? Consider this, if you sleep for 7 hours per night that would amount to 49 hours per week on average. That’s a lot of time spent in bed. Now think about the time and energy you spend ensuring your bed is well set and clean? Do you at all? Or do you simply make your bed every morning and retire into it when the night falls. Or do you simply brush it off thinking they aren’t that dirty yet?
What Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Sheets?
If you are a part of the population that does the later, you need to read what’s next! According to research, your typical bed sheets would contain traces of fungi, bacteria, animal dander, pollen, soil, lint and all sorts of excrements from the body including sweat, sputum, and excrement and skin cells.
Now, let’s say, on an average, every adult washes their sheets every 2-3 weeks (realistically speaking its probably more like 5-6 weeks). However, dermatologists strongly suggest that bed sheets should be washed probably on the average of once a week and pillowcases once every 2-3 days! Yes, you read that right! In fact, if your bed sheets are not washed regularly, whatever germs and bacteria you carry into bed with you every single day, stay there and accumulate in it until you wash your sheets again!
In an article published by DailyMailOnline, Paediatric Allergist, Dr. Adam Fox urges people to put more effort into cleaning their bed linen and take the necessary measures to reduce allergen exposure. He said, “Our bodies shed millions of skin cells each day, many of which rub off in our sleep and are deposited in our beds. In addition to skin cells, our bodies also secrete fluids, sweat and oils during a long night’s sleep which pose a problem because they are all deliciously appealing for dust mites.” He added that while dust mites in themselves are quite harmless, the droppings of the microscopic creatures are laden with allergens which can cause health complications. When inhaled, these allergens can provoke asthma and rhinitis and may also worsen eczema.
Now, you must be thinking, “does this mean I now have to take more time out of my already packed schedule to do the sheets four times a month?” Then don’t worry. While it is understandable that our busy schedules keep us away from such tasks, there is a way to work around it – Copper Infused Bed Linen.
Simply leverage the antimicrobial power of copper and reap the benefits while you sleep! Here are the few benefits copper-infused bedsheets offer:
1. Round-the-Clock Antimicrobial Protection
According to findings from the research conducted by the EPA, copper was able to kill 99.9% of bacteria within two hours. Since copper is known to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi upon contact, the copper-infused bed sheets will provide you with complete anti-microbial protection against germs, microbes and other pathogens you might otherwise find in your bed including Superbugs like MRSA.
2. Soft and Healthy Skin
Copper promotes angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, in addition to rejuvenating the skin through supporting the synthesis of collagen and elastin. Copper-infused bed sheets will naturally nurture softer and healthier skin in addition to reducing the risk of fungal, viral and bacterial infections – perfect for those suffering from skin conditions like Eczema.
“Did You Know?”
Researchers have even tested this theory and it held up – according to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, people who slept on a copper-infused pillowcase for a month saw a significant reduction in facial wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.
3. Protection against Odour-causing Bacteria
Did you know that humans naturally produce 26 gallons of sweat in bed every year providing the ideal fungal culture medium when combined with high humidity? Copper bed sheets not only kill odour causing bacteria but also have moisture wicking properties, thereby reducing the amount of sweat generated when you sleep.
4. Protection from infected Bed Sores
Bed sores, otherwise known as pressure ulcers are formed on the parts of the body where the weight of the person’s body presses the skin against the firm surface of the bed. These are most commonly found on people who have been confined to the bed for long periods of time. They tend to worsen depending on the amount of contact the patient has with dirty infected sheets. A simple switch to copper sheets can help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers from becoming infected.