We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it's safe to say we're pretty well-acquainted with our beds. But despite all the time we spend in them, our beds may not get the proper care they deserve. (Seriously, who has time to wash their sheets multiple times a week?)
That kind of use, along with the tossing and turning we do at night, can make our bedding a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Yuck.
Thanks to startup company , however, that's all about to change.
Founded by the creators of , Silvon just introduced a line of bacteria-resistant sheets. Uniquely, the company doesn't produce its linens with chemicals or nanotechnology— but rather with silver, a naturally bacteria-resistant substance.
According to the company, the concept can be best explained by a little chemistry. Silver contains positively charged ions, whereas bacteria carries negatively charged ions. When the silver-infused linens come in with bacteria cells, the positively charged silver ions attack the DNA of the bacteria, hindering the cell's ability to reproduce.
Silvon says that their unique combination of cotton and silver fibers make for an extremely comfortable sheet set to boot.
As genius as it may be, Silvon bedding doesn't mean your days of doing laundry are over. But they may be numbered.
The company advises to wash the sheets every 10-14 days due to inevitable dust and debris that can settle on them.
A has already raised over $270,000 — greatly surpassing their original goal of $20,000.
Check out a video of the bedding below.