Good night! Don’t let the bedding bite   

It’s nighttime. You’ve hopped into bed and turned off the thought button. Time to chill between the sheets and forget about all outside threats for a few hours, right? Not exactly… After you find out what your bedding is cooking up while you sleep, you may need to rethink your sleeping conditions. So, what’s the story with your bed sheets and how can you make sure it gets the happy ending you deserve? Read on to find out.

"Your bedding can come out of the washing machine with more pathogens on them than when they went in"

What’s up with your bedding?

To be fair, it’s not actually our bed sheets, it’s us. Every night we introduce an impressive cocktail of bacteria, viruses, dirt and crud into our bed, and things get ugly from there. Here’s a sneak peak at what you are bringing into bed with you:

 

✲ 30,000-40,000 dead skin cells per minute that we shed from our bodies as part of our skin’s maintenance routine.

✲ Bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live on our skin and inside our bodies, some of which can be extremely dangerous like the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia as well as bacteria from faeces.

 

✲ The bacteria which cause acne: while acne isn’t deadly, it can easily kill your confidence and is incredibly frustrating for anyone suffering from it.

 

✲ Drool, sweat and other bodily fluids: we will spare you further details.

 

✲ Miscellaneous: skincare and hair products, dirt from walking around barefoot, dust and more.

 

✲ Dust mites: after you’ve set up such a fabulous all-you-can-eat buffet for them, they will definitely be RSVPing!

Okay, but the levels of bacteria can’t be that bad, right?

Based on research carried out by Amerisleep , the number of bacteria that builds up in our bedding after just one week of use is 28,000 times the number of bacteria found on a toilet seat! In a word: yikes! Despite the best of intentions, most people don’t change their bed sheets after one week of use but more like 3-4 weeks of use, so this number just grows from there.

In that case, we can just change our bed sheets more frequently and the washing machine will do the rest, right?

You may be surprised to find out that not only does the washing machine not kill most bacteria and viruses in the wash load, but it also transfers those bacteria and viruses to other articles in the same wash load, as well as passing them on to future wash loads in the same washing machine. This means your bedding can come out of the washing machine with more pathogens on them than when they went in!

 

To truly get rid of most of the viruses and bacteria in the wash, you would need to do your laundry at over 170°F with laundry bleach, which isn’t extremely feasible when it comes to colorful articles or articles which may shrink in the wash. Washing at over 170°F is also not very good for the environment or your budget. So, no rescue from the washer.

So, what’s the solution for safe, hygienic, sleep-suitable bedding?

Since the washing machine doesn’t eliminate pathogens, the best solution is to opt for antimicrobial bed sheets, meaning bedding with the ability to eliminate the viruses, bacteria and fungi that come in contact with them. Sonovia was founded in 2013 based on innovative, patented technology developed at Bar Ilan University. At that stage, the technology had already been successfully applied to produce bedding with antimicrobial fabric, which had been tested for over 4 years in a European hospital as a means of minimizing healthcare acquired infections.

Since the washing machine doesn’t eliminate pathogens, the best solution is to opt for antimicrobial bed sheets, meaning bedding with the ability to eliminate the viruses, bacteria and fungi that come in contact with them. Sonovia was founded in 2013 based on innovative, patented technology developed at Bar Ilan University. At that stage, the technology had already been successfully applied to produce bedding with antimicrobial fabric, which had been tested for over 4 years in a European hospital as a means of minimizing healthcare acquired infections.

Since the washing machine doesn’t eliminate pathogens, the best solution is to opt for antimicrobial bed sheets, meaning bedding with the ability to eliminate the viruses, bacteria and fungi that come in contact with them.

Sonovia was founded in 2013 based on innovative, patented technology developed at Bar Ilan University. At that stage, the technology had already been successfully applied to produce bedding with antimicrobial fabric, which had been tested for over 4 years in a European hospital as a means of minimizing healthcare acquired infections.

The trial had been deemed a huge success in reducing healthcare acquired infections. Sonovia’s antimicrobial fabrics have been tested in world renowned independent labs and were found to neutralize bacteria, viruses and fungi with over 99% efficacy .

 

Sonovia then applied that same technology in its manufacturing of household bedding to produce bed sheets with fabric that is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal for people who want to enjoy that same protection at home.

What types of antimicrobial fabric bedding does Sonovia offer?

Sonovia’s bed sheets come in two options depending on your sleep preferences:

 

Gleem Percale Bedding: made of 100% soft cotton with 270 stitches per inch thread count and advanced wicking technology. This bedding was designed for people who tend to sleep hot and are looking for bed sheets that create a cool, optimal sleep environment.

 

The sheets have a modern matte finish and a cool, crisp feel. This is the perfect bedding set for warmer seasons and climates. In addition to the fabric’s antimicrobial performance, Gleem Percale sheets also include an Easy-Care treatment to keep ironing to a minimum for low-maintenance living.

 

Spark Sateen Bedding: made of 100% soft cotton with a whopping 500 stitches per inch thread count and advanced wicking technology. The Spark Sateen bedding set has a rich luster and a caressing touch which will make you eager to dive in on cold nights. These bed sheets are ideal for people looking for a little warmth retention from their bedding, surrounding them with a snuggly feel. Spark Sateen bedding also contains Sonovia’s patented antimicrobial technology and the Easy-Care treatment.

Are there additional benefits to Sonovia’s bed sheets?

The fabric’s proven ability to destroy viruses, bacteria, and fungi with over 99% effectiveness provides those using Sonovia’s bedding not only with protection from dangerous microbes but additional advantages as well. The bedding’s fabric also eliminates the bacteria that causes acne with over 99.99% efficacy . So, while you are sleeping, the fabric you are sleeping on is tirelessly killing acne-causing bacteria and cleaning up your sleep environment! Pillow facial, anyone?

 

Certain bacteria are also responsible for causing unpleasant odors, but with Sonovia’s fabric which self-disinfects around the clock, these odors are eliminated as well. This also means you don’t need to wash Sonovia’s sheets as often as you would other sheets, meaning less weekly wash loads, wasted time and money, and less hassle for you.

 

Our waking hours are filled with stress. No one wants a bed filled with invisible threats as well. For us to truly relax in a risk-free environment, we need to make sure our bedding doesn’t add risk to our lives. Sonovia’s bedding with its patented antimicrobial technology which eliminates bacteria, viruses and fungi ensures that when we get into bed and close our eyes, we know we can trust the fabric to take care of the rest. With Sonovia’s bed sheets, you can rest assured that you are truly covered.