Study reveals one in three people wash their bed sheets once a year
A study into cleanliness habits has found a third of Brits are washing their bedsheets just once a year.
In a survey conducted by Hammonds Furniture, thirty percent of the 2,000 participants admitted to washing their bedding every 12 months or less.
Experts are warning the habit could lead to dust mites, bed bugs, fungal infections and skin irritation.
Following the findings, general practitioner Dr Aragona Giuseppe commented on the importance of keeping clothes clean and urged people to change their bed sheets once a week for optimal cleanliness.
“Bedsheets and pillowcases should be washed as if they are dirty. This could promote acne, spots and other skin issues due to the dirty bacteria on the sheets transferring to your skin,” he said.