About a third of a person’s life is spent in sleep. Compared to the exterior change like a marquee during the day, pajamas are our faithful personal “accompaniment”. After a tiring day, we changed our tight formal clothes and put on our loose and soft pajamas. Isn’t it amazing to feel free?But do you wash this intimate “accompany” every day?
How often do people wash their pajamas?
A British netizen posted a post on the mother’s forum for help. Should the pajamas be washed after each wear, I did not expect that this question caused a heated discussion on the Internet.
Some people think that this will be a very heavy housework burden, but others have said that they cannot accept pajamas aren’t washed for a day. Later, even an internet survey involving 2,500 people was launched. How often do people between the ages of 18 and 30 wash their pajamas?
Although some people wash or change it every day, in fact, the average men’s same pajamas will be washed after 13 nights, and the number of women is even more shocking, reaching 17 nights! Many people decide to wash their pajamas, just after their pajamas smell …
What terrible things are on the pajamas?
In addition to the comfort brought by pajamas, there may also be hidden health risks. According to Professor Bloomfield of the London School of Hygiene, pajamas are the closest to the skin, and humans have a variety of microorganisms on their skin. Although most are non-pathogenic, there are a few exceptions.
Skin bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus are common causes of skin infections; fungi such as Candida albicans that can cause thrush or molds that can cause athlete’s foot; fecal bacteria such as E. coli can occasionally cause upset stomachs. In addition, men’s urethra and women’s reproductive tract are channels that are easily invaded by bacteria. Pathogens that are generally not pathogenic on the skin can cause disease if they enter the body from these parts.
In addition, every day, one or two million skin cells are worn away by clothes due to aging and death, or they fall off in the bath. And when the skin is most refreshed, it is often during sleep, so in fact, most of our dander is deposited on pajamas. And this is the main food source for mites ..
It has been reported that people lose about 28g of dandruff a week, which can feed 3 million mites. This is only counted on the bed sheet. If it is more close-fitting pajamas, this number may be more. Therefore, it is more likely to cause allergic skin diseases such as dust mite dermatitis and urticaria.
How often should I wash my pajamas?
So the question is, how often should I wash my pajamas?
Many people think that pajamas are worn for a few hours at a time, and they are usually not too dirty when worn only at home, so the results of the survey mentioned above are produced, and they will be washed more than two weeks. However, in fact, after a large number of microorganisms gather, they will have a settlement effect, and often they can not be completely washed in one wash.
Therefore, it is recommended to wash the pajamas frequently, and it is recommended to ensure the frequency once a week, but if it is oily skin or people who sweat easily at night, then the frequency of washing the pajamas is recommended to be further increased. To ensure that the skin is also in a clean and hygienic environment at night, to avoid the invasion of microorganisms such as bacteria.
Proper cleaning position for pajamas
Pajamas are different from ordinary outerwear. Hygiene and soft comfort are the most important properties. Therefore, there are some points to pay attention to when cleaning:
1. Use warm or cold water to avoid excessive temperature damage to the pajama material, resulting in its stiffness.
2. Use a mild neutral detergent, if necessary, you can add ultraviolet radiation to kill mites.
3. Dry in a ventilated place to avoid direct sunlight. The former can prevent the breeding of bacteria in humid environment, while the latter can avoid the influence of sun exposure on the comfort of pajamas.
However, if you like sleeping naked, it seems that the above has nothing to do with you. The only suggestion is to remember to wash the sheets and quilt frequently …