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Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby oneh2obabe » Aug 25th, 2013, 10:36 pm

Mattress company survey finds shocking results for some singles

CBC News
Posted: Aug 25, 2013 1:28 PM ET
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2013 12:01 AM ET

Watch out ladies, the man of your dreams may have the bed of your nightmares.

The average single man washes his sheets just four times per year, according to a survey by U.K. mattress company Ergoflex.

The survey asked Britons about their bed sheet hygiene and found a few stomach-churning results.

Among single men aged 18 to 25, 55 per cent changed their sheets every 3.1 months. Of that grubby group, 49 per cent figured that was an acceptable frequency, and another 19 per cent didn't care.

Not surprisingly, 17 per cent of those men also admitted that their soiled sheets had "put off" potential romantic partners.

"Romantic ambitions aside, we were more alarmed by the potential health risks that unhygienic bed sheets could cause, considering in particular two unwelcome night-time companions — dust mites and bed bugs," Ergoflex's Steven Willis wrote in a blog post.

The cleanest demographic were women aged 35 to 50; where 60 per cent changed their linens weekly.

Couples were generally clean as well, changing the sheets every 2.3 weeks, although the men could work a little harder; among the couples surveyed — 81 per cent of women said they carry the sheet-changing responsibilities.

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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby normaM » Aug 26th, 2013, 5:43 am

To add to the ick factor I read an article about the percentage of men who would wear the same pair over underwear for more than 2 days - it was so high I mentally blocked it. :/

A single Man I knew, when we went to help him move, his body imprint was clearly visible on his bedding - guessing he was a 2 times a year kinda Dude.

Oh well, some people dislike change :p
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby fluffy » Aug 26th, 2013, 6:08 am

It's not a leap year is it ? Phew, for a second there I thought I was going to have to clean the bathroom.
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby Captain Awesome » Aug 26th, 2013, 7:08 am

normaM wrote:To add to the ick factor I read an article about the percentage of men who would wear the same pair over underwear for more than 2 days - it was so high I mentally blocked it. :/


You can safely do it 4 days in a row - you wear it first day, second day you wear it backwards, third day you wear it inside out, and the fourth day you wear it inside out backwards.
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby SergioMakrakis » Jul 4th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Two small people can fit in a full size bed but it is more comfortable for one older teen, college student or adult.
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby Loki2u » Jul 19th, 2017, 4:16 pm

This doesn't surprise me at all. I read long ago that one of the leading causes of acne is dirty pillowcases and sheets. Makes sense, think about all the oils on your face and back going into your sheets everynight.

I wash mine weekly, cuz I know what happens in there and to wash them any less would be.....well.....disgusting :biggrin:
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby Queen K » Jul 19th, 2017, 4:20 pm

TMI? Loki, what happens .... er nevermind.

fluffy wrote:It's not a leap year is it ? Phew, for a second there I thought I was going to have to clean the bathroom.


It's only 2017 now, I hope you didn't rush anything Fluffy.
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Re: Single men swap bed sheets 4 times a year

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 17th, 2017, 10:25 pm

normaM wrote:To add to the ick factor I read an article about the percentage of men who would wear the same pair over underwear for more than 2 days - it was so high I mentally blocked it. :/

A single Man I knew, when we went to help him move, his body imprint was clearly visible on his bedding - guessing he was a 2 times a year kinda Dude.

Oh well, some people dislike change :p

Actually, while the average woman has 7 pairs of undies, the average man has 12 pairs of undies. Women, 7 pairs - one for each day of the week and men, 12 pairs - one for each month of the year ...

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