Why Do Bed Sheets Smell

Why you have smelly sheets? What causes smelly sheets? Why do bed sheets smell musty?

Bacteria and fungi are usually the source of musty odors. And, bacteria and fungi prefer a damp environment. Closet may not be a great place to store your bedding unless it is well ventilated. Besides, cotton is hygroscopic, thus your cotton sheets can absorb water from the air. Therefore, although you place your completely dry sheets on the shelf, they will absorb the humidity in the air providing a great environment for bacteria and mildew. And, the organisms’ waste is the source of the musty smell.

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