I’ve got bad news for you! That place where you spend a good third of your life is absolutely disgusting. Really and truly disgusting.
You might not want to read this if you want to sleep well tonight… but then again, knowing is half the battle, and this article might inspire you to get a headstart on spring cleaning!
Gross Things In Your Bedroom
Absolutely Filthy Carpet
You might think your toilet is the dirtiest place in your home, but the truth is that your carpet actually contains more than 4000 times the amount of bacteria than your toilet. If you vacuum at least once a week, your carpet might not be as dirty – but if not, yeah… your carpet is pretty darned disgusting right now.
Pillows of Death
Every night while you sleep, your face sloughs off plenty of dead skin cells, and they tend to collect nicely on your pillow, along with their favorite buddies – dust mites. Over time, a 10oz pillow can actually double in weight thanks to this ongoing collection of grossness.
There was a study done by the Ergoflex mattress company that found that women wear their pajamas for an average of 17 nights before washing. Just think about how much gunk and bacteria can accumulate over that amount of time! I don’t even want to think about how long a man might go without washing…
Speaking of ladies, you might want to toss out your old cosmetics if you have any that have been sitting around for, well… ages. And you know you do. (and I get it, that stuff is expensive!)
Thing is, four out of five cosmetics that were tested for harmful bacteria came up positive. Sure, it might make you look nicer, but your skin isn’t exactly going to be pretty if you continue to cake on bacteria like that.
If you aren’t washing your bedclothes often, you’re doing it wrong. Believe it or not, the human body can create an amazing 26 gallons of sweat each and every year. That’s two gallons a month!
Just think about having two gallons of sweat soaked into your sheets if you go a single month without washing them. If more than one person sleeps in your bed, the amount doubles. Ew.
1.5 Million Bed Buddies
Maybe some of you might find this comforting if you think you sleep alone – because you don’t. You actually share your bed with an average of 1.5 million dust mites every night! One way to combat this is to simply throw back your bedding when you wake up in the morning.
This will help air everything out and will allow some of that accumulated sweat to evaporate. Doesn’t that sound refreshing?