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Bed linen guide: How to care for your everyday companion!

Everyone knows that there is nothing quite like climbing into bed at night and snuggling under the duvet after a stressful day. However, not many people know this: Our overall quality of sleep is affected in different ways depending on which linen is on the bed. Find out here precisely how they differ and how to best care for the various materials.

Not all bed linen is the same

The bed linen material plays a key role in determining an individual’s quality of sleep. Different materials require different care methods to ensure that you can enjoy your snuggly bed linen for a long time. We have put together a list of the most popular materials along with instructions on how to care for them:

  • Cotton bed linen is one of the favourites because it is especially smooth. Its breathability makes it particularly popular among people who quickly get hot while sleeping at night. It should be washed in the machine at 40°C with similar colours only. If it is patterned, it is also advisable to turn it inside out.
  • Microfibre bed linen is especially easy to care for, because it doesn’t need to be ironed and it dries quickly after washing. It is breathable, just like cotton bed linen, but is made of a thinner and lighter material and therefore stores even less of the emitted body heat. This bed linen is thus the best choice for those who generate a great deal of heat in bed. It is generally washable at a temperature of up to 60°C (sometimes even up to 95°C – refer to the care label!).
  • lannel bed linen will appeal to those of you who quickly start to freeze at night, because it keeps people particularly warm. This is thanks to the spaces between the napped fibres, which store the emitted body heat. Flannel is surprisingly easy to care for and can generally be washed at between 40°C and 60°C without any problem. Those who want to keep that nice flannel feeling for as long as possible can add fabric conditioner.
  • Silk bed linen is especially suitable for people with allergies. Silk is hypoallergenic and repels mites and other allergens. It is also made of light material and keeps the sleeper pleasantly cool during summer nights and snugly warm in winter. It should be washed at the lowest possible temperature using a suitable detergent – there are special products for the sensitive silk. Liquid detergent should always be used to prevent residue.

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Too time-consuming? Persil Service will do the hard work for you!

Persil Service is a postal cleaning service for all kinds of laundry. Simply order an empty box online, fill it with your laundry (including bed linen) and send it directly back. After a few workdays, your laundry will be returned to you hygienically clean, ironed and ready to put away in the wardrobe – thanks to the experienced team at Persil Service.

By the way: There is all the more reason to wash your bed linen right now!

That’s because from 20 to 25 July 2020, Persil Service will wash and iron your bed linen and you will also receive a small gift from us!

One final little tip: Keep your eyes open for the next offers and promotions from Persil Service!