New! PU Combo Sheets

By , February 21, 2012 4:11 pm

At Between the Sheets we are always looking to come up with new products and ideas. Our new Combo Sheets are a combination of our fantastic Hi-Gloss PU and poly cotton. These unique sheets have a polycotton base that tightly fits your mattress. PU platform gives you that sexy Hi gloss play area. Our Hi-Gloss PU sheets are ideal for Massage. Machine washable too!

Take a look http://www.betweenthesheets.co.uk/PVC-bed-sheets-linen.htm

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Why you have to regularly launder Bed Linen

By , February 16, 2012 12:39 pm

 

Half a million dirty Britons wash their bed sheets only three times a year! One in six people also admitted waiting at least a month before washing their bed sheets.

We spend up to a third of our lives in bed . If you’re spending that much time in one place, it’s important to make sure that it’s clean. There are all sorts of things lurking in your sheets that you may not be aware of, and they could pose a threat to your health if cleanliness isn’t maintained. Let this guide help you understand the importance of washing bed sheets regularly.

What’s In Your Sheets?

If you could put your sheets under a microscope, you might be surprised – and a little horrified  by what you would see. Almost very bed has dust mites, which are microscopic bugs that feed off of dead skin cells. These little things live, die and reproduce in the same bed sheets that you sleep in. The only way to keep these creatures under control is to wash your bed sheets on a regular basis. Otherwise, you may develop an allergy  or even a lowered  immune system. As gross as dust mites are, they aren’t the only things hiding in your bed sheets. Here’s what you also may be sleeping in:

  • Dead skin cells – Your body sheds about a million skin cells a day, so some of those are bound to come off when you sleep. Unfortunately, dead skin cells are a tasty snack for dust mites.
  • Oils – Your body secretes natural oils as you sleep, which, of course, end up on your bed sheets.
  • Sweat – If you get too hot during the night, your body will sweat to cool off.
  • Bodily fluids – Saliva, blood, urine, fecal matter and bodily fluids from intercourse are all liable to show up on your bed sheets.
  • Food crumbs – If you like to bring that midnight snack to bed, there’s probably crumbs and other food particles that are begging to be eaten by bugs.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets?

  • If you’re washing your sheets only once a month, that’s not going to cut it. Your sheets need to be washed at least every other week, but weekly is ideal.
  • It’s also important to wash your pillow at least twice a year. Pillows can harbor mold, yeast and bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, asthma or bronchitis. If you have never washed your pillow, you may want to consider throwing it away and getting a new one.
  • If you are taking care of someone who is sick, you should try to wash the sheets every day so that person isn’t recuperating in a germ-filled bed. If you aren’t able to wash them every day, then just changing the pillowcase daily should suffice.
  • Check out our care advice Click Here
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