Who’s sleeping in your bed?

April 28th, 2014 Category: Office Cleaning

As you lie back and relax in your bed, take a moment to consider who, or what, else may be enjoying the comfort and warmth of your bedsheets.

Britons could be sharing their beds with stains from midnight snacks or tiny mites that live off their flesh, as new research reveals that 17 per cent of us admit to only changing our sheets once a month!

According to the Mail Online, a survey from Samsung Electronics UK revealed that the bedroom is the dirtiest place in Brits’ houses, causing 34 per cent of the respondents to suffer the symptoms of allergies.

Researchers spoke to 2,000 people living in the UK and they discovered 34 per cent had sneezing fits mostly in their bedrooms, 33 per cent in their sitting rooms and 18 per cent believed the kitchen was the most allergy-inducing part of their home.

The Mail Online reports that London is home to the dirtiest Brits, according to the survey, with 12 per cent admitting they only change their bed sheets once every two months. 

Dreams, a national bed retailer, suggests that bedding should be changed once a week. Those that leave months between changes are inviting a whole host of bugs and bacteria into bed with them. 

Why should you change your sheets? Firstly, copious amounts of sweat leave your body and soak into your bedding during the night. Add to that the natural oils, dead skin and hair you lose during the night it makes for very dirty sheets in a short space of time. 

If you find yourself suffering from sneezing fits in the bedroom, or if you wake up with unexplained lumps and bumps it’s very likely that bed bugs have taken up residence in your bed. These tiny creatures can make existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma, much worse.

According to the Mail Online,a spokesperson for Samsung said: “With the May bank holiday weekends just around the corner, now is as good a time as any for people to give their homes a good spring clean and make sure they don’t spend any more time than necessary reaching for their tissues as their allergies take hold. 

“However, with a number of products such as vacuum cleaners now being designed with allergy sufferers in mind, it’s important that people don’t suffer in silence and are aware of the help that’s available to them.”