Sleep Expert's Warning After Kerry Katona Admits Changing Bed Sheets Every 2 Weeks

By Haider Ali in Life Style On 2nd March 2023

The issue of how frequently British people should wash their beds has long been a topic of discussion.

Studies have shown that while some individuals only work on the task occasionally, others do so more frequently.


After Kerry Katona, a former member of Atomic Kitten disclosed her personal hygiene routines, a sleep specialist has now commented on the subject.

The mother, 42, acknowledged that she switches hers out every two weeks, which specialist Martin Seeley advised against.

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Kerry stated: "I live in a big house with a lot of kids, so it's a hassle," in her New! Magazine column.

"Share the same bleeding towel, that's what I say.

"It's not good for the environment, or for your energy bills to keep washing them.

"It's the same as bed sheets. I probably change my sheets every fortnight."

Martin now discussed Kerry's disclosure and shared how frequently Britons should make their beds, according to the Leicester Mercury.

"Ideally, you should be washing your bed sheets every single week," the CEO of MattressNextDay said.

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"Every night, the average person sweats at least 200ml of liquid, which naturally seeps through to your duvet.

"Further studies show the average bedding harbors around 20,000 dust mites.

"Given that 80% of dust mites are made up of dead skin, you should be washing your bedding at least once a week."

Martin advises doing it more regularly, though, if you frequently experience night sweats or hot flashes.

He continued: "If your bedding feels damp or 'clammy', you should strip them and wash them straight away.

"In addition, some medical conditions require your bed to be as clean as it can be with no bacteria or dust.

"Suppose you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, or a respiratory condition like asthma.

"In that case, it may be aggravated by dust mites or bacteria built up in a dirty bed.

"Therefore, you should wash your sheets as often as possible."

Martin also advises washing bedding at 60 degrees and air-drying linens to save money on tumble drier expenses.