Danger of germs in the bedroom: Change your pajamas once a week – that's not enough
Created: 12/14/2022, 7:30 p.m
By: Andrea Stettner
Sweat and dirt quickly contaminate pajamas, which is why they should be changed regularly.
And more often than expected.
Pajamas, a nightgown or just a t-shirt and boxer shorts – most people in this country like to wear nightwear.
After all, cozy pajamas keep you wonderfully warm.
According to experts, pajamas are also recommended from a hygienic point of view: since sweat and skin cells migrate directly into the nightwear when you sleep, the bed linen stays fresh for longer.
But this is precisely why pajamas become contaminated relatively quickly, which is why it is often not enough to change pajamas only once a week or even every 14 days.
Pajamas should be changed regularly, otherwise your health can suffer from the germ load.
That's how often you should change your pajamas
Since all sorts of bacteria collect on the textiles through sweat and remaining skin cells, pajamas can quickly become a real germ trap in the bedroom.
If the immune system is already weakened,
all sorts of unsightly infections can develop from wearing nightwear for a long time, according to
the woman's picture : such as a bladder infection, intestinal infections or skin irritation.
These washing tips from grandma are a thing of the past
View photo gallery
From a hygienic point of view, it is therefore advisable to change your pajamas every two to four days.
At higher temperatures in summer, or if you sweat a lot anyway, your pajamas can go in the wash more often.
You can find everything to do with household and garden tips in the regular living newsletter from our partner Merkur.de.
Sign up here!
At what temperature should I wash pajamas?
Incidentally, in order for your nightwear to be hygienically clean and fresh again, it does not necessarily have to be washed at 60 degrees, just like with underpants.
Pajamas made of cotton or viscose are already clean again at 40 degrees.
Nightgowns or pajamas made of satin and silk should not end up in the washing machine - the sensitive fabric could be damaged.
Detergent manufacturers recommend a gentle hand wash with a liquid detergent.
How often should I change linens?
In fact, many change their bed linen too infrequently, often only once a month.