Why pay attention to bed hygiene?
Believe it or not, around 600,000 skin particles fall off in humans every hour. If you multiply this by the recommended hours of sleep, you produce around 5 million tiny pieces of skin every night, and if you still share your bed with your partner, that number doubles. In just one week, several grams of skin particles come together in your bed!
In addition to skin cells and hair, there are uninvited guests who eat their fill of the dead skin in your bed: the mites. These microscopic, unsavory animals prefer to eat your skin particles. It's hard to tell what's gross: a pile of dead skin particles in bed, or millions of almost invisible little animals feeding that skin - yes, right where you go to sleep tonight!
Salt and sweat
You may have noticed that your dog likes to lick the sheets and you have wondered why. Dogs love salty tastes, and your bedding has exactly the reason they love to lick you too: salt from your sweat. During the night you sweat more or less heavily in bed and this salt collects in bed linen and mattresses. In addition to minerals, our sweat also contains other metabolic products. The skin is our largest detoxification organ and in this way eliminates many nasty substances. They all collect in the bed linen and contribute to the musty smell that haunts our bed, especially after an illness.