While you should be trying to keep your entire house hygienic it is particularly important for your bedroom to be clean, because otherwise it won’t be long before your health starts to suffer as a result. The following are some simple tips for basic bedroom hygiene.

Change Your Pillow Regularly

One of the best things you can do to make your bedroom more hygienic is to replace your pillow at least somewhat regularly, because even if you do a good job of keeping your pillowcases clean, your pillow can become a health hazard after enough constant use. Even if you wash your pillow a couple of times each year it will still build up a nasty collection of hair, skin and even dust mites, and considering that you are laying your face on your pillow for hours each night it is quite important that it is clean. If you use the same pillow every night you should replace it every 1-2 years, however you may get away with a longer life out of those pillows that are only occasionally used.

Shower Before Bed

If you want to keep your bedroom hygiene levels as high as possible it is a good move to shower before you go to bed each night, otherwise you will be bringing any dirt, sweat or grime on your body into bed with you. While it is natural to get a little dirty during the course of the day and sweating is not only natural but also healthy, spending the night in this unclean state in bed is not very hygienic at all.

Wash Your Linen Regularly

Regardless of whether you shower before bed or not, for the sake of your bedroom hygiene you should wash your linen regularly, particularly your pillow cases, because you’d be shocked to see the amount of hair, skin and dirt that can accumulate in even a few days. To be as clean as possible you should change your linen 2-3 times per week, because it is neither healthy nor safe to go to bed each night if your linen is unclean.

Don’t Eat in Bed

As much as it may seem like a good idea to have breakfast in bed or even a snack in there before going to sleep, eating in bed is a bad idea, especially if you care at all about your bedroom hygiene. Regardless of how careful you may be, eating in bed will always mean you end up with crumbs in there, and sleeping in little pieces of food is disgusting as well as unhygienic.

Keep Your Bedroom Clean

To have your bedroom hygienic you need to keep more than just the bed clean, because any mess and clutter on the floor will often act as an invitation for critters, dust and even disease. Cockroaches are known to love piles of paper and insects will make the most of any opportunity, so make sure you are cleaning your bedroom on a regular basis so that you can keep it hygienic in there.