Can Bed Sheets Cause Itching?

by Dylan Bowen August 19, 2022 2 min read

Can bed sheets cause itching?

Do you ever ask yourself why your skin gets itchy during the night? If itching at night is something that keeps you awake then this blog may help you discover why that may be. Itchy skin can affect the health and look of your skin and make it hard for you to get a good night's sleep. Itching can be caused by many things like bacteria, fungi, infections, bugs, atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and medications. Among all of these possible causes of itchiness you probably didn’t know that your bed sheets may also be contributing to it.

How do your bed sheets cause itchiness?

You don’t wash your sheets regularly- People have such busy lives and often forget to wash their bed sheets. If you are one of these people, you really need to try and change this habit and change your sheets on a more regular basis. If you don’t wash or change your bed sheets often then you will experiment with side effects such as skin breakouts, allergies, cold, flu and eczema. Your bed sheets can turn into pools of fungal spores, mould, dust, and even insect parts, which all lead to skin irritations or even worse reactions.

You’re sleeping in the wrong fabric- the second reason your skin is feeling itchy is because of the material of your bed sheets. If you are someone who already has dry and itchy skin issues then the fabric of your bed sheets could be making it worse. This is why you should try and avoid bed sheets that are made from harsh materials such as polyester. They can irritate normal skin and make problem skin a lot worse.

How to relieve itchy skin

To relieve itchiness you need to purchase bed sheets made of natural fabrics that aren’t harsh or irritating the skin. They need to be soft and made of good quality materials. You also need to wash your bed sheets regularly to make sure they don’t cause your skin to break out or get worse.

Dylan Bowen
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