This Is What Happens If You Wash Your Sheets Less Than Once A Week • MetDaan

This Is What Happens If You Wash Your Sheets Less Than Once A Week

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Between the sheets is the most comfortable, womb-like place on the planet. There is nothing cozier than spending a rainy day under the duvet with a cup of warm beverage while reading a book or watching your favorite show.

It is a much filthier place than you can imagine, however: the average bed sheet is a breeding ground for fungi, bacteria, soil, sweat, and sputum, as well as 10g of skin that we all shed daily.

On top of that, it annualy receives a 100 litres of sweat on average, coupled with the crumbs from all those snacks you have eaten – means you probably never look at your bed the same way.


This raises one fundamental question: how often do we need to wash our bedsheets? As time consuming and annoying it can be, avoinding this chore is obviously not only unhygienic, but plain dangerous.

Dr. Ackersley from Metro claims: “The bacteria and fungi living in your bed mean that you can catch athlete’s foot easily off a partner. And if one of you is ill, you may well catch viruses such as colds off the sheets.”

‘Think of all the things you do in bed. Apart from being the place where we go to sleep, it can double up as the home office. Let’s not forget – the tea room, the dining table or even your dog or cat’s bed.”

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