Have you jumped on your bed for a good night’s sleep only to find it sandy? Why does my bed always feel sandy?
It could be because of dead skin, food crumbs, bed bugs, or dust mites. To fix the problem, you could use doormats near the bed and vacuum the bed to remove food crumbs or bugs.
Continue reading for 8 practical fixes & reasons for a sandy bed!
⌛Why Do I Always Feel Sand in My Bed [Fixed!]
|Reasons||How to Fix It?|
|Dirt under feet & body dust||Place a doormat near the bed; clean yourself before climbing the bed|
|Pets||Vacuum pet hair; place a doormat outside the bedroom; lay another bedsheet|
|Dirt from clothes & bed sheets||Separate outside clothes; shower before bed; shake bedsheet every morning|
|Bed bugs & dust mites|
Vacuuming; bleach; mild detergent wash of the bedsheet
|Unclean HVAC & air dust||Clean the different parts like filters and vents|
|Food crumb remains||Vacuum/shake off the bed sheet|
|Hair falls||Shake off hair every morning from sheet|
|Resident near coasts||Close windows; install window filters|
👣Dirt Under Feet and Body Dust
The very obvious yet ignored reason your bed feels sandy can be the dirt you carry to the bed.
The dirt and dust you carry to the bed are made of sandy grains; thus, your bed feels grainy and rough.
To fix it, keep a doormat beside your bed and always climb after rubbing your feet on it.
Also Read: Why Does My Floor Make My Feet Black?
Having pets is not all fun for those who own them. It involves a lot of cleaning around the house and can be the reason for your sheets feeling sandy.
Not just the hair; it can also be the dirt your pet carries to your bed (from the litter box, etc.) that bothers you. Again, the debris comprises sandy grains, making the bed sheet feel grainy.
To fix it, Place a doormat at the entrance of your bedroom to rub off most of the dirt from the pet’s feet as it enters the room.
You can also spread another bed sheet loosely over your bed. It will keep the dirt away, and you can remove the loose bed sheet just before sleeping.
👔Dirt From Clothes and Bed Sheets
Your clothes carry some amount of dirt when you go outside. So if multiple people in your house keep on their outdoor clothes and climb the bed, the dirt accumulates with each visit.
To fix this, always separate your outdoor/dirty clothes from your indoor ones. Taking a shower is also recommended after coming home from outside.
The same goes for bedsheets. If you don’t clean them, they will invite dirt and diseases. So dust them every morning and wash and change them with fresh sheets weekly (especially if you sweat a lot).
Also Read: How To Clean Mattress Without Vacuum
🐜Bed Bugs and Dust Mites
If you get rashes and feel grainy particles but can not detect them, you’ve most likely mites on your bed.
Also, if your bed has tiny white crumbs, it could be white mites.
Here’s how to get rid of them:
Also Read: Can You Vacuum Spiders?
🌬️Unclean HVAC and Air Dust
If you have an HVAC system installed and some parts (like filters) are dirty, they can likely cause more dust particles to settle on the bed sheets.
Not to mention, unclean air filters, vents, and ducts deteriorate the system’s efficiency. So you should clean these parts as and when required.
🥞Food Crumb Remains
If you leave food crumbs on your bed sheet, it could cause you to feel grainy and scratchy on the bed. But cleaning food crumbs off the bed regularly isn’t easy because minute crumbs still stick to the bedsheet after you shake them off.
Vacuuming the bedsheet with a vacuum cleaner is a good option.
But the best solution is always not to eat in bed. Why do unnecessary regular cleaning tasks when you can avoid them?
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Hair fall occurs regularly in very small amounts, and new hair grows as well; thus, the cycle continues. Over time, hair accumulates, irritating you as you sleep because the bed sheet feels scratchy.
To fix the issue, shake off/vacuum the bed sheet every morning. Also, change the bedsheet from time to time.
🌊Resident Near Coasts
You know all about the windy weather if you live near the coast. So it is no surprise that wind carries dirt and dust into the house. There’s no avoiding cleaning regularly that it requires.
To fix this, keep the doors and windows closed when there are strong winds. Installing F is also a good option to minimize the debris entering your home.
Also Read: How To Clean Easy Off Residue
🤔How Do You Get Sand Out Of Bed?
To not have a sandy sleeping area and get a restful night’s sleep, here are the best methods:
Keep clean water in the humidifier and change it regularly to avoid bacterial/mold growth.
💡Why Does My Bed Always Feel Sandy: FAQs
What are the white crumbs in my bed?
White crumbs in your bed can be bed bug shells that bugs produce as they shed their skin. It can also be your own dead skin cells or dandruff accumulated in the bedding.
Why do my sheets feel like sandpaper?
If your new bed sheet feels stiff and scratchy like sandpaper, it’s because of its chemical residues.
You can solve the problem by:
1. Wash the sheet in a washing machine with a cup of baking soda on the regular washing cycle.
2. Add a cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.
3. Repeat the washing but with normal detergent.
You can also use fabric softeners, borax, salt, etc., for softening the bedsheets.
What are the black sand-like particles in my bed?
The black sand-like particles in your bed can be dirt and debris or bed bug droppings. These could also cause a mild odor due to the feces. Check every part of your bed – the sheets, pillows, and mattresses to locate all the places with black spots and vacuum them.
What are the white salt-like grains in my bed?
The white salt-like grains in your bed can be dandruff, so wash your hair with a good shampoo to get rid of them. If there are several of these tiny grains, and some of them appear to be moving, then they are white mites.
Why do my bed sheets feel gritty?
If your bedsheets feel gritty, it can be due to pilling. Pilling is when the fibers of a fabric break because of stubble, other body hair, or rough feet and curl into small balls on the surface.
Adarsh is a Health Science graduate with expertise in environmental health and wellness. He is a Neat Freak who constantly looks for ways to keep his surroundings clean. At Clean Homies, Adarsh is focused on researching and sharing information on how you can maintain hygiene at home for a happy life.