Sheets made from bamboo are one of several ways to get rid of body odors on your bedsheets. Body odors get onto bed sheets because most people spend about seven hours in bed every night. During that time, the body transfers perspiration, oils, dead skin cells, and bacteria onto the sheets and pillows.
Let us explore some practical cleaning methods to get rid of the odor-causing bacteria on your sheets so that you may sleep better at night.
Sheets made from bamboo are resistant to odors
100 percent bamboo sheets are known to be resistant to body odors. This is due to a natural bio-agent in bamboo called “bamboo kun”. Simply using these odor-resistant sheets will reduce the amount of remedy work you need to do to remove body odors from your bedding. When it comes to bamboo sheets Queen is the most popular size, but there are also other size categories available.
Vinegar can help get rid of body odors
White vinegar has acidic properties that can remove bacteria that cause odor in your bedsheets. Simply fill a bucket with 1 part vinegar and 5 parts hot water. Soak your bedsheets and pillowcases in this mixture for a few hours.
If your bedding smells like vinegar after soaking, just wash it in the washing machine with a nice-smelling detergent. Sprinkle in some baking soda during the wash cycle to purge any leftover vinegar smells. Then you can enjoy a good night’s sleep without any body odors on your sheets.
Use a hot water mixture to get rid of smelly sweat
Water that is hotter than 140 degrees Fahrenheit kills bacteria. So, add hot water and detergent to the washing machine before washing your bedsheets and pillowcases in it. A half cup of hydrogen peroxide can also remove stains, in addition to getting rid of smells. Wash for a second cycle without detergent to purge any residual odors.
Sunshine is effective at getting rid of body odors
Hang your bedsheets to dry in direct sunlight for at least three hours. The ultraviolet light from the sun can disinfect and kill bacteria that breed in smelly sweat. Drying your bedding in direct sunlight can also make the sheets smell fresh and clean.
Wishing you better sleep
Quality sleep is important for you. Sleeping well allows you to have enough energy to fully enjoy your daytime activities, be more productive at work, and have increased presence of mind during social activities. Do not let body odors on your bedsheets be the reason that you are deprived of much needed quality sleep.