How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets? Here's the Answer.

Neal Tucker

5 min read Lifestyle

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets? Here's the Answer.

People know that they should wash their sheets on a regular basis. The question that many people ask, though, is this: "How often should you wash your bed sheets?" The answer to this question will depend on a few factors, including your overall lifestyle and sleeping habits. But the truth is that you probably need to wash your sheets more often than you think. Here’s everything you need to know to answer the question, "How often should I wash my bed sheets?"

We all know the wonderfully cozy and snuggly feeling of just-laundered sheets. But are you doing yourself (and your sheets) a disservice by washing them too often, or not enough? Finding the balance is key, but what's the "right" answer?

According to the experts, it’s probably okay to relax and wait a little longer between washes — if you're a daily wash kind of person. This goes even more so if you have a top-of-the-line organic sheet set from SLEEP365® that will last for years (and years!) without fading or pilling.

Washing too often can wear out your sheets faster than they should.

Why? Because washing too often can wear out your sheets faster than they should — especially if you use hot water and harsh detergents, which we strongly recommend against.


Bilbo Baggins and Bed Sheets

To paraphrase the famous hobbit, half of people need to wash their sheets twice as much as they think, and more than half of them wash their sheets less than half of the times they deserve! (Or something like that... You can see how confusing this subject is!)


All kidding aside, we do have professional recommendations for the frequency and method to washing your high-end bedding.

For starters, it should be washed in cool water whenever possible.

In addition, we also highly recommend that you only use gentle, organic, non-toxic detergents to wash your bedding.

Your high-quality sheet sets will definitely last much longer and wear out much more slowly than inexpensively made sheets, and gentle detergents can help them to last even longer.

Only use gentle, organic, non-toxic detergents to wash your bedding.

All this being said...


It's still important to treat your bed clothes well to give yourself the best experience with your sheets — and to help them feel better and last even longer.


Let's take a closer look at what this all means for you.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets?

Your home, and your bedroom in particular, can harbor all sorts of bacteria and other yuckiness. It's not that you're doing anything wrong — it's just a fact of life, and nobody is immune.

So, keeping your bed and body covered with clean sheets is one great way to keep you and your home healthy, as well as improving your overall quality of life, and even potentially preventing illness.

Of course, that new sheet smell does more than keep you feeling fresh during those hot summer months, when nobody in their right mind wants to sleep under a ton of too-heavy covers. (P.S. We have a solution for that.)

It's important to wash your sheets regularly, so that dust and germs don't build up over time.

Naturally enough, to make your bed (and bedroom) smell fresh and clean, it’s important to wash your sheets regularly so that dust and germs don’t build up over time.

How often should you wash your sheets? As a rule of thumb, it’s best to wash your sheets once a week. That's enough to keep them nice and clean (and comfy), without the risk of wearing them out too quickly.

That said, everybody is a little bit different. Some people perspire more than others, for instance, while others have air conditioning that keeps the house super cool all night.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to wash your sheets once a week. That's enough to keep them nice and clean and comfy, without wearing out too quickly.

In other words, if you tend to get sweaty in bed, or if you sleep with your pets in the bed with you, for example, you might want to wash your bedding more often.

The #1 most important thing is that you do wash them regularly — because they can get a little funky if you don't!

What Are the Best Bed Sheets for You?

Now that you know how often you should wash your bedding, you may be wondering, "Which bed sheets are the best ones for me?"

You naturally want to know which sheets are the best quality, as well as which ones will feel the most comfortable for you and your body year-round.

At SLEEP365®, we think that's a great question to have. And even better... We have the answer!

On the one hand, knowing what’s best for you or your family (in anything, really) will always come down to taking a closer look at your lifestyle, then matching your needs to the situation at hand.


What's more, with bed sheets specifically, we always recommend getting the best quality that you can. After all, you're going to spend a third of your life wrapped up in them, so they might as well be the best of the best.

At our stores and online, we carry a highly curated line of bedding that's made of the best ingredients for the best sleep.


Given all this, we recommend looking at any of our line of organic, all-natural, non-toxic bed sheets. We carry a highly specific and curated line of bedding that's made of the best ingredients for the best sleep, night after night. See the full collection here.

Wrapping Up (In the Best Bed Sheets)

As we've seen, there are a number of factors to consider when deciding how frequently to give your bed sheets a toss in the wash.

While once a week is our official recommendation here at SLEEP365®, you’ll ultimately want to rely on your best judgment, based on how you feel about your bedding, along with its current level of comfort, cleanliness, and quality.

If you're on the lookout for new bedding, then we also have some good news for you!


At SLEEP365® stores and online, we offer a wide variety of organic and all-natural bed sheets. Each one is meticulously sourced and crafted to provide the highest level of quality to improve your sleep — for every good night.

See our full collection of bedding, blankets, comforters, sheets, and more right here.

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