News 1 May 2022

Nearly Half Of UK’s Single Men Only Change Their Bed Sheets Every 4 Months

1 May 2022

Almost half of the single men in the UK only change their bed sheets every four months, new research has found.

Bedding retailer Pizuna Linens carried out a survey of 2,250 UK adults over the age of 18 which discovered 45% of single men wash their sheets every three to four months. 12% even admitted to washing their sheets when they remember – which could sometimes be longer.

In contrast, 62% of single women wash their sheets every two weeks, while 25% of single men wash their bedding at the same frequency.

Pizuna Linens recommend bed sheets, bed linen and pillowcases should be washed once a week but it looks like single men are definitely falling short.

Forgetfulness and not believing sheets need to be washed frequently were among the top reasons for those didn’t change their sheets often.

Aureen Chinchpure, brand communications manager at Pizun, said: “At current times, when sleep health awareness is on the rise and more people would love to get in to bed with clean, fresh sheets, it’s surprising that many people, whether they’re single or in a relationship, may leave it a number of weeks before changing their bedding – longer than the recommended.”

“Washing your sheets regularly can really help to improve your health and wellbeing, skin and even your mental health, and might even help you to get a much better night’s sleep.

“If you don’t have sensitive skin, consider using fragranced detergent and fabric softener with scents such as lavender, which is known to aid good-quality sleep.”

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