Change your pillow cover: Why you should change your pillow cover frequently

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Change pillow cover frequently to prevent health problem

Change your pillow cover: How often you should change your pillow cover

Adequate sleep is necessary to stay healthy and fit. During sleep, our body heals itself. The body repairs muscles tissues which help in the development and growth of muscles. An individual needs at least 7 to 8 hours sleep for better health. To attain good sleep, your bed, bed sheet and pillow covers must be clean. Majority of people don’t pay any heed to the pillow covers. But for better health you must always use a clean pillow cover otherwise it may trigger many health issues. You must be aware of the health problems triggered by dirty pillow covers, so you can change them frequently. (Also read: Why you should never use a pillow while sleeping)

Change your pillow cover: How often you should change your pillow cover.

  • Acne
  • Hair damage
  • Dust Mites
  • Allergies and illness
  • Weakening immune system
  1. Acne

    Prevent acne by sleeping on clean pillow
    Change your pillow cover: Dirty pillow cover cause acne.

    A buildup of dirt and oil in your hair is collected on your pillow cover. The hair holds more dirt in it than another body part. And when a person rubs face all over the pillow cover, it causes acne and other skin-related problems. To avoid this problem, change your pillow cover frequently. (Also read: How sleeping on a silk pillow cover helps to improve skin and hair)

  2. Hair damage
    If the fabric of your pillow cover is not good it may cause hair related problems. The pillow cover made of cotton fabric, it causes split ends, frizz and hair breakage. To avoid this problem, use lighter fabric like silk.
  3. Dust Mites
    If you don’t change the pillow cover frequently it may lead to the build-up of dust mites. Moreover, it is quite tough to get rid of dust mites. To avoid the problems, use pillow protector between pillow and pillow cover.
  4. Allergies and illness
    Ignoring pillow cover cleanliness, you are allowing particles to enter in your respiratory system. They not only trigger infection but also increase the risk of asthma and many other problems. To avoid this problem, wash your pillow cover in hot water at least once a week.
  5. Weakening immune system
    Careless attitude towards your pillow cover may lower down your immune system. If you don’t wash your pillow cover, the bacteria accumulated on your pillow and weakens your immune system.

Don’t miss to read: Why picking the right kind of pillow is important for your sleeping cycle

Many people adopt an apathetic attitude towards pillow cover. And don’t change it frequently. You must change your pillow cover to prevent many health-related problems. You can also read this article in Hindi.

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