After having used my earthing sheets for some time now to help with my sleep, I have come to learn that they need special care and cleaning to work best. Earthing sheets are designed with special materials inside them that require special washing to make sure their conductive material still maintains its abilities over time.
No matter how you plan to wash your sheet, we want to make sure you are doing it the best way possible. You may be pleasantly surprised that with just a bit of information and determination, you can get to washing your sheets with ease.
How to Clean Earthing Sheets
Other than looking at the washing advice we will give later on, there are some additional steps you can take to care of your earthing sheet that will help it last. Unlike a traditional bed cover, grounding sheets that connect you to the earth often need special care as they are made with technology that needs unique care to work correctly.
One of the best ways to care for your sheet is to make sure you are keeping it dry and are not exposing it to harsh cleaning products. Since these sheets are designed to make contact with your body, it is easy for them to get lotions and oils on them that are on your body. these oils can tarnish the sheet and reduce its conductive properties over time.
Sleeping can make some people sweat on hot nights and will potentially cause wear to your underlay more rapidly than normal. Keeping this item dry is important because if water or other compounds are able to penetrate the outer layer of the blanket, it could cause further issues that will only result in the less effective use of the blanket.
Overall, caring for an earthing sheet looks like caring for any other bedding with a few more steps to make sure you are really keeping all the components working their best.
Do’s and Don’ts for Washing An Earthing Sheet
Washing your earthing products takes a little extra time and patience to make sure you are keeping the internals working while still getting a thorough cleaning on the outside of the sheets. These do’s and don’ts should help you break down what to do when it comes time to wash your sheet.
Wash With Care
Considering how sensitive electrical components are to water and heat, you need to wash every earth contact product with care. Your natural skin oils may have no effect on your other blankets, but you need sure you are washing your special sheets when they are exposed to your sweat and natural skin.
This should go without saying, but you need to read the instructions that come with your specific product to wash it most effectively. Certain earthing sheets may be fine to use whitening detergents while others could be seriously damaged if you use those products. The instructions will reveal everything from what products to use and how sensitive the sheet is to low heat settings.
Keep Track of Washing
It is a great idea to keep a general wash schedule for your earthing products. Some sheets should be washed a few times per month and others only need to be cleaned after long periods of skin contact. Warm water can have a toll on the internal elements, so you don’t want to wash your sheets if they are fine being in your bed for sleep just a little longer between washes.
One of the most important rules with the earthing sheets is to not clean them with bleach. The silver keeping it conductive is highly sensitive to bleach products and will start to break if exposed to the compound. Stronger detergent, in general, should be avoided, so follow the washing information carefully.
Wash Too Much
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as washing your earthing products too much. The constant heat when you wash your earthing products for just one hour can dd up over time. The last thing you want to have happened is to plug in your sheet and have it not work because you dry your sheet every week.
Laundering Instructions for Grounding Sheets
When you go to wash your earthing or grounding sheets, you only have a few steps to follow as if you were going to wash a nice blanket or sheet. What makes these products unique is that an earthing product is more delicate and needs to have the right environment to be good to wash.
Before placing your grounding sheet in any laundering area, make sure you remove the wire. this may seem repetitive, but too many owners forget to take out the cord that will not work after it has gone through a wash. with that out of the way, the rest of the process is rather straightforward.
Many companies that make these sheets recommend using natural detergent and fabric softener to keep the fibers in shape. Whatever you choose to wash with, use the product with warm water that will not damage the silver elements inside the sheet. Most fabric softeners and oxi detergents made with natural ingredients are not likely to interfere with the silver elements unless they contain bleach or stronger compounds.
Many companies will also recommend you line dry your sheets or use a lighter setting on the dryer just to make nothing gets broken inside. It is also essential that you don’t dry clean grounding sheets as that process is harmful to materials and can tarnish the silver.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Wash Earthing Sheets in the Washing Machine?
One of the most common questions new owners have about washing their earthing sheets is if they are able to wash in a washing machine safely. Many owners think that the washing machine itself would be the issue here, but it is actually the detergent you use that would cause issues with a grounding fabric.
As long as you are using a laundry detergent that is free from bleach or harsh chemicals and uses warm water, your earthing sheet should be just fine going in the washing machine. Just make sure you are disconnecting the lead that goes into your wall outlet so that you prevent any damage to the electrical system of the sheet.
You need to be sure you remove the ground cable from the sheet before washing as this wire is not meant to get wet and will likely not be able to be conductive with the earth after a wash cycle. It is also a good idea to use a more gentle dryer setting with the blanket or let it air dry so that the elements are not getting treated too harshly.
How Long Will My Earthing Sheets Last?
Assuming you wash your sheets consistently without damaging them from over washing, they will likely last you a few years. maintaining the outlet cord and the liner itself will allow the sheet to maintain its integrity for some time.
Final Thoughts on Washing Grounding Sheets
Having the right earthing sheets changed my sleep for the better, and I hope they can do the same for you. Keeping these washing instructions you now know in mind will allow your sheets to stay clean and keep your body connected to the ground with every passing night.