(CBS) Just how long can Americans stand their own grime before doing the laundry? According to a recent survey, the average person goes nearly a full month before washing their bed sheets and single men wait even longer.
A study conducted by Mattress Advisor showed that the average American leaves the same sheets on their bed for 24 days before washing them.
“With the average person shedding about 10 grams of skin each day, you’d be piling up a veritable feast for dust mites in that time,” the survey disgustingly points out.
The survey also revealed that men wait 10 days longer than women before taking their grubby sheets off the bed. Single men wait 45 days before doing laundry.
Researchers say relationship commitment seemed to correlate with more frequent washing. Respondents in a relationship had the shortest average time between pillow cleanings.
Women were found to be cleaner when it came to their clean linens.
Female surveyors said they usually wash their bed sheets four days after sex, while men kept their sheets for another 11 days afterward.