A person spends an average of eight hours in bed every 24 hours. Overnight, about one gram of skin and nearly half a litre of water (in sweat) are lost while we sleep, making beds the perfect breeding ground for bed bugs and dust mites.


With this in mind it’s important to regularly care for bed linen and down-filled pillows and covers. We’ve put together a few tips on how to care for bedding to maintain a clean and healthy sleeping environment.


Caring for bed linen


Caring for down-filled items (doonas, quilts and pillows)