We are now spending more time indoors than ever before. The pandemic has changed how we live and work, which in turn reflects into how we are arranging or renovating our homes to make them our safe sanctuaries. As homes double up as offices and work-life integration threatens our unwinding hours, the bedroom is perhaps the only space where we can find complete comfort which is why most people are relooking at their bedroom décor and ways to infuse it with fresh, comforting energy. Bedroom linens significantly impact the way, a room looks and feels, it is important to regularly invest in new, quality pieces. From the many choices available to buy, linen such as breathable cotton bedsheets is a preferred choice due to its long-lasting quality and fabric feel.
The link between bed linens, bedsheets, and your health
However, increasingly people are opting for anti-viral and anti-microbial bedsheets and linens. This is due to two factors – the evolution of anti-viral fabric technology as well as awareness about the amount of bacteria and viruses that thrive on your beds and bed linens. Every night when we are asleep, we shed around 15 million skin cells. These provide an ideal backdrop for microbes to grow and thrive.
On an average, within one week, our bedsheets are lined with more bacteria than we can find on our bathroom door handles, as per an Amerisleep study. In fact, the amount of germs that can be found on our pillowcase is shocking. They were likely to have more than 17,000 times bacteria than a toilet seat, according to the same study.
Since it is practically impossible to change and wash our bedsheets and pillowcases on a daily basis, anti-viral linen technology is no longer a luxury, but the need of the hour. It can help up your bedroom hygiene by several times, significantly reducing your exposure to germs and infections
The growing preference for anti-viral technology
However, instead of opting for standard bedsheets such as cotton bedsheets, people focused on health and safety are increasingly opting for bedroom linens that come with anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. This is because apart from COVID-19, several other respiratory-related infections are caused by viruses. And anti-viral linens are proving to be highly effective, allow people to spend quality family time in parents’ and children’s bedrooms without health concerns.
If you are wondering how anti-viral and antimicrobial linens and bedsheets are manufactured, well, they go through a rigorous, detailed process compared to traditional bedsheets. The anti-viral finish technology involves using various nano-sized compounds and complexes of metals like silver and copper. They are treated using a complex process to ensure your bedsheet remains as soft, absorbent, and comforting as a traditional breathable cotton bedsheet.
Caring for your anti-viral linens
If you are wondering whether anti-viral bedsheets are high maintenance, the answer is going to please you. Anti-viral bedsheets and quilts do not require any additional care while doing laundry as compared to your regular cotton bedsheets. Put them in the wash, avoid hot water, and use a mild detergent. Should you need to air dry them, make sure you dry them away from full, direct sunlight. This will ensure your bedsheets don’t lose their finish, sheen, and colour before time.