The next time you go home with a man, remember to ask that all important question in between lusty kisses...'when did you last change these sheets?'
A new survey has revealed the average single man in the UK only washes his bedding four times a year.
All together now – Ew.
The poll carried out by mattress company Ergoflex asked 2,004 people about their bedroom hygiene habits, reports Digital Spy.
Of those who admitted they only spring clean their bed once every three months, 71% were men.
By contrast, single women washed their bedding on average every two and a half weeks and couples give theirs a rinse every fortnight.
But how often should you actually wash your sheets?
Humans shed skin constantly, and those little flakes of dead skin become the main food source for dust mites. These teeny mites climb on your sheets and leave trails of faeces in their wake. Lovely.
But that's not all folks, your sheets also collect fungal spores, makeup residue, bacteria, dust and pollen which can aggravate conditions like asthma and eczema. Experts recommend people wash their sheets once a week on a hot wash.
Still not convinced? This fact might just do it – one person can perspire as much as one litre of sweat while they sleep. One litre of sweat a night. Shudder.
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