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Shocking - Not Changing Your Bed Sheets For a Longer Time Could Cause Asthma

March 01, 2016 15:28 IST

According to a study, dirty bed-sheets or bed-sheets that are not changed for a longer time could cause asthma, eczema and other health problems. Have you ever wondered what makes your bed linen dirty? Our bodies shed skin cells, fluids, sweat and oil each day and they are deposited on our beds which are a treat for the dust mites and therefore attract them.

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When your bed-sheets remain unchanged for a longer time, they become a breeding ground for dust mites and their faces are filled with allergens which when inhaled can cause asthma, rhinitis and eczema.

Here are 5 reasons why you must change your bed-sheets twice in a week –

#1 Our dead skin and hair attract dust mites

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Our skin sheds dead skin cells and hair every tie we sleep which are a food for the dust mites. These dust mites eventually multiply making our bed their breeding ground. These dust mites produces faecal matter which get inhaled by us and settle in our throats leading to various health issues.

#2 Dust mites are responsible for respiratory ailments

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These dust mites cause asthma and other allergies which is why it is very essential to change our bed-sheets more often.

#3 Dirty/unchanged bed linens and pillow covers can cause skin problems like acne

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Blame your pillow covers as they are a breeding ground for bacteria that irritates your skin and thus causes acne. Using clean pillow covers helps control dandruff and keep your hair clean. Make sure you change your bed-sheets and pillow covers atleast twice a week to keep acne at bay.

#4 Good quality bed-sheets increase the life of your mattress

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You may be happy to save some bucks by not buying good quality bed-sheets but the fact is that poor quality bed-sheets actually reduce the life of your mattress as the dust mites on your bed-sheet gradually get absorbed in your mattress.

#5 Keep recurring allergies at bay

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Blame the dust mites on your bed-sheet for your recurring allergies. Make it a point to change your bed-sheets quite often to prevent the build up of dirt, dust and mites.

 

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