Why do we need to change pillowcases often?jasjeet kaur
A pillowcase is one of the linens closest to us while we sleep. We are in direct contact with our pillowcase. Resting on a clean pillowcase promotes hygiene, and you get a sound sleep. However, do you know that if we do not change bed sheets and pillowcases regularly, then the bed becomes home for bacteria, dirt and other harmful microorganisms that multiply as we sleep?
Yes! You read that right. It happens because of your dead skin cells and sweat. And on average, a person produces approximately 98 litres of sweat every year. It leads to filthy and unhygienic sheets and pillows. If not changed timely, the invisible organisms will keep on multiplying and can cause skin infections, acne and you can even fall sick.
According to experts, your bed sheets and pillowcases can harbour bacteria, mites and fungus just after one-night sleep. If you could have been able to see them with naked eyes, you would have lost your sleep. They are freaking scary microscopic beings!
Want to know more valid reasons why is it necessary to change the pillowcase often? If yes, then keep reading this article.
According to studies it has been revealed that 99% of people have allergens such as dust mites in their bedroom and 74.2% have allergens in their room that leads to illness and allergies. If you do not change the pillow covers on time and take proper care of your pillows, you may subject yourself to harmful particles that can attack your respiratory system leading to asthmatic problems and other forms of diseases.
Just imagine, sleeping and breathing for eight hours continuously on a pillowcase that has dirt and mites accumulated on it. It can cause allergies and can affect your health on the whole.
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