Ahead of National Bed Week, home retailer, Dunelm Mill, has conducted a report by YouGov which reveals that over half (52%) of Brits could be sleeping in unclean sheets. The stats also show that women are the worst offenders when it comes to poor bedroom hygiene.
Over half of women (55%) do not clean their sheets weekly, with 12% changing the sheets once a month and 1% admitting to never changing them at all. Men, on the other hand, were crowned kings of clean, with 40% changing the sheets with weekly regularity, and a further 8% managing to do it even more frequently than that.
As a nation we've got some serious work to do to get up to the standards of TV's Kim and Aggie. Just 2 in 5 of us (40%) are managing to change our sheets weekly in line with the cleaning gurus' recommendation, 36% perform the task fortnightly, whilst shockingly, 17% of us fall far short of the mark and admit to changing dirty sheets just once a month or even less frequently.
Here at Housetohome we think we're above average - all of us ladies change our bedlinen on a weekly basis. A quick straw poll of our boyfriends' habits (one of which didn't change his sheets for 6 months), shows that for this bunch at least, men are the dirty lot.
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