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How Often Should You Be Washing Your Pajamas?

September 28, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | Style

I don’t know any person that wears a new pair of pajamas each night. Let’s be serious, you probably wear the same pair of PJs for a few nights before tossing them in the hamper. To be honest, I wear the same pair for, like, five nights before washing them. For the record, I shower at night so I’m clean when I turn in. But seriously, I’ve always wondered how often we should really be washing our PJs.

According to a survey of 2,500 adults, the average woman wears the same pair of PJs for 17 nights and the average man wears the same pair for 13 nights. What the…17 nights?!

Professor Sally Bloomfield of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine told the Daily Mail, “Pajamas are against your skin. You shed skin cells at a vast rate all the time.” She continued, ‘They are full of microorganisms. We all have skin and gut organisms that are usually not harmful on our skin and in our gut. But if they get into the wrong place they can cause problems.”

Bloomfield says we carry staphylococcus bacteria that can cause infections if it gets into cuts and bruises. We also all carry E Coli bacteria in our bowels and if they get into our urinary tract “they can cause infection.”

She recommends washing your pajamas at least once a week. “Washing should get rid of most microbes, but not all if you have worn them for two weeks. The clothes won’t be hygienically cleaned because the microbes will have built up,” she said.

Hear that, folks? Wash your PJs at least once a week from now on!

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