Ok so we’d like to be washing our bedsheets more, but what with juggling a job, social life and Netflix subscription CONFESSION! it can take us a while to get round to it, like a few weeks while.
But turns out we’re not alone in our grubby little bed habits. According to a recent YouGov poll more than a third of us wait 14 days to wash our sheets, while a super slothy one in ten of us only get round to sticking them in the washing machine every four weeks. Yikes!
Not reaping the benefits of super fresh sheets aside, there’s actually a far more scary consequence of slipping behind on the laundry. Because failing to regularly wash our bedclothes can have some seriously icky effects on our health.
Laundry expert (yes, that’s actually a thing!), Mary Marlowe Leverette revealed to ATTN that when you don’t wash your sheets, lots of unpleasantries start to build up in our beds. We’re talking sweat, dirt from the day, body oils, saliva, sexual fluids and even urine and faecal matter. Where’s the bucket we need to barf?