So how often do YOU wash your bed sheets?

Who doesn’t love the feeling of clean fresh, crisp bed sheets. Although we all have busy lifestyles, getting this luxury maybe doesn’t happen as often as we hoped. So how often do YOU wash your bed sheets? and how often SHOULD we be washing them?

There are several factors for when to wash your sheets and that’s all down to personal preference and your lifestyle, such as allergies or if you allow your pets on your bed you will need to wash the sheets more regularly. Keeping your sheets clean is important for your hygiene.

Think about what can build up in your sheets, when you sweat, dust mites, your skin cells and oil. These are all probably not visible to the naked eye, but they will be there!

We recommend you change your sheets at least once a week, they need to be washed at a temperature no less than 60 degrees in order to kill any germs, anything less and anything living in the sheets will remain.

Your duvet should be cleaned twice a year, as these are generally full of natural fibres, you will need to get these dry pretty quickly.

Do I need to wash my pillows?

Pillows also require washing regularly, think about all the sweat, drool, hair products that are on the pillow, this dirt can affect your skin as your face is on them every night. A little tip, by putting your pillow in the tumble dryer between washes can kill off some of the bacteria due to the heat.

When it comes to the mattress, always check the manufacturers guide, It is however a good idea to vacuum your mattress often, maybe every couple of months, always use the upholstery attachment with the lowest suction. Whilst vacuuming the mattress, make sure you do the surrounding area, the bed frame and also the floor. If you notice you are having to vacuum your mattress often, then it may be time to replace the mattress.

It is recommended that you don’t make your bed as soon as you get out of it, think of the sweat you have produced over night, by making the bed straight away this becomes a playing field for dust mites in the warmth. Keep the sheets back for a bit in a well ventilated room to air the bed.

In summary, we know you are all busy, but think about how often you wash your clothes after wearing them, so then think about your bed sheets if you are on them every night. So washing our bed sheets needs to be more of a priority.

Memory Foam Pillow – MEDIUM

  • Memory foam Crumb
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made in the UK
  • 1 year guarantee

Silentnight Quilted Mattress Protector

The Silentnight Quilted Mattress Protector has been cleverly designed with dual benefits. Primarily, the mattress protector will protect and prolong the life of your mattress, helping to shield spills, stains and general wear and tear. The quilted cover is covered in microfibre and is filled with soft and comfortable hollowfibre which helps to add an extra layer of cushioned comfort to your mattress. The protector is available with two fitting options, elasticated corner straps or a fitted skirt. Both options fit extra deep mattresses up to 30cm and come with great advantages. Elasticated corner straps are easy to fit and simply stretch over the corners of your mattress. Whist fitted skirts wrap around your entire mattress (like a fitted sheet), providing ultimate protection. The Silentnight Quilted Mattress Protector comes with a two year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind, so you can sleep soundly with your purchase. This protector is also hypoallergenic which means it does not contain any materials that are likely to cause allergies and it is machine washable at 40°C, which means you can keep your mattress feeling fresh and clean for longer. At Silentnight we believe that using mattress protectors has many benefits and protectors help to keep your mattress clean. Every night we perspire and release natural oils from our skin, we also shed dead skin cells. Mattress protectors help to shield all of this from your mattress. Keeping your mattress clean also helps to prevent dust mites, which is another benefit of using a mattress protector. Silentnight have a wide range of mattress protectors to suit everyone such as waterproof options for children and anti-allergy protectors for those who suffer from allergies to help ensure you are a great sleep each and every night. Silentnight are the UK’s most trusted bed brand with over 70 years’ experience in creating products to help the whole family get that  ‘great sleep’ feeling.


  • Quilted Comfort: Provides endless comfort and gentle support, the quilted design helps to keep the fibres in place and prevents the topper from going flat.
  • Rejuvenating: Refreshes and rejuvenates your existing mattress to add another level of comfort.
  • Machine Washable: Wash at 40°C, the soft-touch microfibre means great recovery wash after wash.
  • Guarantee: Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Silentnight Active Geltex Pillow – MEDIUM

  • Firm firmness rating – ideal for side sleepers
  • Hypoallergenic to combat common allergens
  • Geltex™ filling for better ventilation and breathability
  • Made in the UK
  • 2-year guarantee

Silentnight Memory Foam Pillow – SOFT

  • Soft and reactive memory foam
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Removable machine washable cover
  • Made in the UK
  • 2 year guarantee