Post # 1
Honestly I never knew someone could sweat so much!
We’ve been long distance until recently and three months ago SO bought a new bed. He didn’t buy a mattress cover *sigh* but you’d think it wouldn’t be the end of the world in three months. But alas it’s covered in sweat stains (sorry to be gross). Honestly this bed looks years old. I never noticed before since we didn’t live together full time and he changed the sheets on his bed most of the time and although he did stay at mine it was never night after night and the sheets got laundered (and I had a protector)
Whilst SO prefers darker sheets, I prefer white (or at least light) ones so I brought white sheets, within a week his pillows covers AND protectors have awful yellow marks. Like seriously, I’m not changing sheets every other day!! I guess I’m just glad this is an Ikea size bed and the fitted sheet was the wrong size, ended up using a dark sheet (when I tried to put the white sheet on all the yellow stains showed through anyway).
The stains will come out in the wash (mostly at least), but if this goes on they’ll be destroyed. Part of me thinks I should save these pretty sheets for guests and use dark ones for us. I love these sheets man, and I want them on our bed! But also I want them to survive longer than a few months.
(I put this in home because I’m being over protective of our poor bed, but there may be a better place for it)
Post # 3
This may sound gross, but we have a fan (and a matress pad). After he gets up, I put the fan on. It’s on a stand so it’s tall enough, and it oscillates. To be fair, I’ve never seen a single stain – it’s just damp and gross. Maybe you could get more patterned sheets? We also use flannel sheets instead of cotton so maybe that helps absorb sweat…or at least not stain? Good luck!
Post # 4
I sympathize. I prefer to use white sheets so I can wash (in hot water) and bleach the hell out of them. I have considered just buying some extra pillowcases and switching his every couple of days because the pillowcase is what gets really nasty. It’s weird because my FI does not seem sweaty during the day time. But I think he must lose several pounds in sweat at night, especially during the summer. Blech but what can you do. If you’re a daily bed maker, consider allowing the sheets to air out (keep the top layer folded down) for a while before you make the bed.
Post # 5
DH has the same issues, he is very oily and he can also have some terrible BO. Poor guy, I love him and I try to be as gentle about things as I can because I know he’s embarrased by it! I have to change is bath towel every couple of days because it starts to smell which perplexes me to no end because obviously the only time he uses it is when he’s fresh out of the shower!
Anyway, when picking out new sheets I always try to get a color that is neutral and patterned so it doesn’t show stains. I’ve found some really cute stuff at Macys and Amazon has so. many. options! I just wash the sheets in hot water and I use OxiClean or something similar.
Post # 6
I’m not going to lie – I am the night sweater in this house.
I really recommend getting a mattress protector. Not just for sweat but they also make them impermeable to skin cells to prevent bed bugs in the mattress.
I use light sheets and to be honest I don’t stain them, so the stains must be something in your DH’s oils as well as the sweat (my dad is like that). White sheets might be ideal so that you can bleach them weekly.
Post # 7
I am so glad to hear that my SO isn’t the only one with this problem! I feel like I am constantly washing the bedding! He doesn’t really leave stains behind (though you can tell which side is his and which is mine since his always looks more worn), but once the sweat dries (eww) the bedding smells horrible. The problem is that he doesn’t kick off the duvet when he starts to get hot. Even when I am sleeping if I start to get hot I kick off the blanket, but he doesn’t. We have a mattress pad (a cheap on from Wal-mart) but I worry it’s not enough. Maybe if we had a thinner blanket?
Post # 8
Oh and I saw these in a magazine not too long ago: http://www.amazon.com/TOMPKINS-RESEARCH-INC-Bed-Fan/dp/B001Z0OZGE
I wonder if they would help?
Post # 9
DH sweats terribly at night as well. We have a waterproof mattress cover and we use dark sheets (even though I love, love, love all white bedding) so staining isn’t much of a problem. But oh my God, the smell! His pillow reeks within a couple days of being washed – and that’s with a pillowcase and TWO waterproof pillow covers – the stench still soaks into the pillow. So nasty.
I just wash everything frequently. I haven’t found any other solution. 🙁
Post # 10
yeah, no light sheets in this house. lol
Post # 11
We have seperate rooms/beds.
his feet are the problem. 🙁