Can you take a guess as to how many times a year the average single man actually washes and changes their bed sheets? It is an appalling 4 times a year!
Among the bachelor boys, the youngest of the lot, in the 18-25 age groups, happen to be the ones who play truant with respect to hygiene and are the dirtiest of the lot. The couples usually change their sheets once every two weeks, while single women do so once in two and a half weeks.
AdvertisementWhen the men were asked as to why they did not change their bed sheets often, most of them said they did not feel the need to change them. Some of them also admitted that they preferred to keep the sheets on till many guests had used them.
The organization that conducted the survey gives you enough reason to make a habit of changing sheets at least once in a fortnight.
A spokesperson for the company said, "We were quite alarmed at the apparent lack of basic hygiene from some respondents. Unclean bed sheets contain the tens of thousands of dead skin cells that we shed every night, and by going months without cleaning them you're risking some distinctly unpleasant consequences every time you go to bed. Dust mites would find a perfect habitat in such unhygienic bed sheets, and it's well documented that they can cause allergic flare-ups, asthma, rhinitis and other physical reactions. Also, by allowing your bed to become so unclean you're almost asking for a bed bug infestation, which could prove to be a high price to pay for simply not washing your sheets more regularly."