Bed Linen in Need of a Change?


How often do you change your bed linen? It’s a subject that causes plenty of debate. Thanks to a survey conducted in the UK, you can at least see how you measure up against more than 2,000 Britons.

Around 40% of respondents said that they change their sheets weekly. TV cleaning gurus Kim and Aggie would be proud; that’s how often they say that people should change their sheets. A further 36% do it every fortnight. At the other end of the spectrum, 17% admitted to only changing their sheets once a month or less frequently.

Yes, changing the sheets can be a laborious task, but it’s a necessity. While very little beats the feeling of climbing into a freshly made bed, it’s important for your health that you change your sheets frequently. Dirty sheets can result in, or exacerbate, a number of health issues. Dr Adam Fox, a paediatric allergist at a leading London teaching hospital, warned that allergens can provoke asthma and rhinitis and may also worsen eczema.

There are unpleasant things hiding in your bed sheets. We’ll save you the gory details, but let’s just say you should change and wash your bed sheets frequently. Between washing and drying, you will need some spare bed linen at home. Make sure you stock up, especially if you have a habit of eating in bed or you’ve been unwell. Browse our full selection of bed linen today and find some nice sets that match your room.

If you’re now considering changing your washing machine to cope with an increased load, there are some things that you should take into account. Shop our range of washing machines and driers to find one that suits your needs.

In Short: How often do you change your bed linen? Is it time for a change? A survey of 2,000 Britons shows how you compare and may make you change your habits.

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