The amount of time men and women wear their pajamas without washing them has “horrified” at least one expert.
Daily Mail reports that a new poll states the average man wears his pjs for nearly two weeks before washing them, and the average woman for about 17 days.
Hygiene expert Sally Bloomfield tells Daily Mail that doing so can cause skin infections, cystitis and even MRSA due to all the skin cells and other bacteria that can get into cuts and other areas where they don’t belong.
The poll by mattress company, Ergoflex, stated that women’s biggest excuse for not washing more often was because they alternate several pairs of pajamas.
Men say they don’t wash pajamas regularly because they just don’t wear them but a few hours per night.
Experts say pajamas should be washed at least once a week.