Posted by Nicholas Crusie

Did you know?

There are actually sheets out there that are able to kill 99.9% of bacteria that is caused by the sweat produced by your body while you sleep.


How to Eliminate and Get Sweat Stains Out of Sheets

6 min read

There’s nothing worse than waking up a sweaty mess. Not only does it feel nasty to you, but it can actually make your sheets really nasty as well.

Sweat in sheets can lead to unsightly sweat stains that turn your clean white sheets into a dingy yellow disaster. It can also lead to the growth of bacteria that leads to odors and skin reactions all over your body. But you can’t stop sweating -- so what can you do? Read on to find out how to eliminate and get sweat stains out of your sheets for good! 

How to Eliminate and Get Sweat Stains Out of Sheets

How Does Sweat Get Onto Sheets

Sweating is a natural bodily function -- but that doesn’t make it fun! In fact, sweating actually helps to keep us alive. This is because our body releases internal heat through sweat in order to keep our body temperature stable at around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Obviously, you know that we sweat due to exercise and high temperatures that heat up our body, but other things like stress or even hormone changes can have the same effect. When we sweat, our body releases water along with smaller amounts of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

That being said, not all people sweat the same amount! Here are some factors that can affect how much your body sweats:

  • Body size: People who have bigger body sizes have to use more energy to move larger masses -- which translates into more sweat. Also, since people with bigger bodies have to cool down larger areas of mass, they require extra sweat.
  • Age: As you age, your body begins to lose its ability to cool itself as effectively because you become less tolerant to heat. Your sweat glands can change with age and you can become more sweaty than you were when you were younger.
  • Muscle mass: Muscle produces more heat than fat does, so this means that people who have higher muscle masses will sweat more than people with less muscle and more fat.
  • Health issues: Various health issues can affect how your body is able to regulate its temperature, ranging from common illnesses like the common cold and the flu, to mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, to hormonal fluctuations like pregnancy and menopause
  • Fitness level: If you’re fit and your body is used to performing certain physical tasks, you will produce less sweat than a less fit person performing the same task. This is because the less fit person will have to expend more energy during the task, thereby increasing their internal body temperature, and creating sweat.

    How to Prevent Sweat From Getting Onto Sheets?

    Even though sweating is a natural bodily function and there’s no way to completely eliminate it, there are some things that you can do to reduce how much you sweat and thereby prevent sweat from getting onto your sheets and causing unsightly sweat stains. So taking into account some of the reasons why you may be sweating more than average, here are some things you can do to better deal with your sweat:

    • Shower before bed to remove any existing sweat from your body that can be easily transferred to your sheets. 
    • After showering, always apply deodorant -- even if you’re going right to bed. This prevents smelly odors from building up within your sheets. 
    • Wear breathable fabrics to bed, like cotton. That way, you aren’t trapping heat close to your body and causing yourself to produce more sweat. We love a nice cotton pajama set! 
    • Take steps to cool down your bedroom! As it turns out, our body actually prefers colder temperatures to really get a good night’s sleep. The ideal temperature for sleeping is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. For most people, this probably sounds quite cold! You can introduce fans or air conditioning units to your bedroom to cool it down, help you get a good night’s sleep, and prevent sweating throughout the night. 
    • If you’re really sick of sweating onto your sheets and nothing else has seemed to work, you should talk to your doctor about potential medical treatments to reduce how much you sweat. 


    How to Remove Sweat Stains From Sheets?

    To remove existing sweat stains from your sheets, here are some tips and tricks that you can try out:

    • Soak your sheets before washing. Soak your sheets in warm water with oxygen bleach, Borax, or white vinegar. Let them soak overnight.
    • Wash your sheets. After wringing out the sheets from the soaking mixture, wash them on the hot water setting of your washing machine along with the correct amount of regular detergent. We recommend adding in an extra cold rinse if permitted by your machine. 
    • Dry your sheets. If you have deep-set sweat stains, your best drying option is to air dry your sheets in the sun. Using a dryer can further set the stains into the fabric whereas the sun acts as a natural bleaching agent. 

      Sweat-Resistant Sheets?

      Believe it or not, but there are actually sheets out there that are able to kill 99.9% of bacteria that is caused by the sweat produced by your body while you sleep. While this doesn’t necessarily prevent sweat from getting onto your sheets in the first place, it does help neutralize the bacteria in your sweat rather than allowing it to stay in the fabric and reproduce all over the place. Not only does protection from bacteria benefit your skin and help prevent acne, but it also benefits your nose since these sheets are also odor-free thanks to these same antibacterial properties. So say goodbye to sweaty and smelly sheets for good!

      But how do antibacterial sheets actually work? And do they really work? These are common questions that many people ask when they first learn about this amazing new technology. Companies like the Miracle Brand have been able to utilize silver fibers that have antibacterial properties. This is because the ions in silver have a positive charge that are able to connect to bacteria like a magnet and neutralize it before it has the chance to reproduce throughout your sheets. This translates into sheets that are both bacteria-free and odor-free for three times longer than regular sheets!

      We know what you’re probably thinking -- how can sheets with silver in them actually be comfortable enough to sleep in? As it turns out, silver-infused sheets are just as comfortable as regular sheets -- perhaps even more so! This is definitely the case when it comes to the amazing sheet sets offered by the Miracle Brand.

      The Signature Sheet Set features a 350-thread count cotton flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. This set is extremely economical -- with a queen-size set going for just $119!

      The Extra Luxe Sheet Set, on the other hand, is ideal for those who are looking for hotel-quality luxurious sheets. They feature a 500-thread count fabric made from superior Supmina cotton -- known as one of the best materials in the world! They also feature a high-end sateen weave that makes the sheets feel totally silky and smooth. These sheets are ideal for people who tend to sweat a lot at night since they are super breathable and will help keep you cool throughout the night so that you don’t produce excess sweat while you sleep. A queen-size set of these incredible sheets goes for $169. 

      Final Thoughts

      The impossible mission of eliminating sweat stains and getting existing stains out of your sheets is impossible no longer! While it might take some initial effort and adjustments on the front end, by changing up your lifestyle, routine, and even your actual bedsheets, you can enjoy peaceful and sweat-free sleep!


      Did you know?

      There are actually sheets out there that are able to kill 99.9% of bacteria that is caused by the sweat produced by your body while you sleep.



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