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The Link between Clean Sheets and Sleep

The Link between Clean Sheets and Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation has found that washing sheets once a week may help people sleep better because of the fresh smelling scent.

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(HealthDay News) -- Making sure that your bedsheets smell nice may help you drift into a sweeter sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests:

  • Wash sheets and pillow cases at least once weekly, so they always smell fresh.
  • Have a second set of quality sheets to use when one set is in the wash.
  • Use a laundry detergent that smells pleasant.
  • Wash the mattress cover regularly in hot water.
  • Use an upholstery cleaner to freshen the mattress, or sprinkle baking soda on the mattress, then vacuum.
  • Wash your pillows regularly.

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