(Closed) Bees with sweaty SOs. Tell me your woes…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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 Fiance 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
10 posts
  • Wedding: January 1992

Darling Husband 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
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
97 posts
Worker bee

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 # 9
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Darling Husband 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
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

yeah, no light sheets in this house. lol

Post # 11
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have seperate rooms/beds.

his feet are the problem. 🙁

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