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How often do you change your bed sheets? - NOT A JOKE -
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 12:39 AM - Sunday February 21, 2010

How often do you change your bed sheets? - NOT A JOKE -

I, heard a report on the radio (Half listening) and thought I, heard most British people only change their Sheets 3 to 4 times a year.

Surely this Can't be true. Has anyone else heard of this?

P.S. My wife and I, changes ours at least twice a week.

- Asked by oldman52, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Sydney, Retired

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I was taught bath every night. Before bed. This will remove most of the daily smell and dirt. Change your sheets once a week.

- Response by laney3166, A Cool Mom, Female, 46-55, Kansas City, Who Cares?

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I sometime change mine every other day depending on whether or not the cats have been in the bed. They like to get under the covers and keep warm and I can't stand the sandy stuff they leave behind.

- Response by barbb, An Alternative Girl, Female, Who Cares?, Other Profession

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I am sure you are correct! Otherwise it would not have been noteworthy!!! In the days of queens and kings, it was common for the general public (for the most part) to have a room only for dirty clothes and they only done clothes washing 2 times a year...THE START OF THE LAUNDRY ROOM???? Can you imagine and bathing and the perfumed bodies that we are accustomed to really DID NOT COME TO BE until around/shortly after the Cowboy and Indian days...THEY LITERALLY did not take a bath but once a week AT THE MOST and if on a cattle drive maybe not til the end of it...

- Response by blucat, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Executive

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Mine are changed every Monday and Friday. If those Brits only change then only three or four timea a year, thay have got to stink

- Response by trhjr1, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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A lot of bullshit is taken out of the British. I am Btitish and this is pure shite

- Response by duggers, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older

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Once a week is my routine.I can't imagine doing it a couple times a year.Gross.It must be wrong.

- Response by frenchkiss49, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older, Tampa, Who Cares?

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No way....I bet it was an accent misinterpretation. Has to be!

- Response by foreal, A Creative, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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You know how those british are. What with the bad teeth and all.

- Response by newyorkjoe, A Career Man, Male, 36-45, Lawyer

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Weird. I have to admit I only change mine once a monthish, BUT most of the time I sleep on top of my comforter (not against the sheets), plus I have a huge bed and sleep on either side and I always wear clean pjs to bed. My blanket I de-fur weekly with a lint brush and a wet washcloth (damn cats) and usually have it washed every other month. Hey, I gotta pay for laundry plus it's a hassle so I cut corners-- but every 3-4 months seems extreme.

- Response by anie01, A Thinker, Female, 26-28, Teaching

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eww that is plain gross! Hope it is not true! I can't. My mind just can't accept it :P

Once a week here. But me and hubby are taking showers every morning and also before going to bed. So unless there is a ''spilling accident'' lol... Once a week works for us.

- Response by titemousse, A Sportif, Female, 29-35, Quebec, Who Cares?

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Unless some unplanned disaster strikes, my wife and I only change the sheets once weekly. rek

- Response by rekkonball, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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Mine is about once a week. I'd say if it were up to me and I had more time for laundry I'd do twice. 3-4 times a year makes me sick...even if you are a night bather ( i like baths at night and showers in the morning) you still get skin cells and drool on your sheets (and other bodily fluids lol)....bleh

- Response by tessiewessie22, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45, Celebrity

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I would say I change mine once every week, maybe every two. I stay with my boyfriend when my daughter's father keeps her overnight, and she and I visit my mom a couple times a week and typically stay the night when we do because it's a 50 mile drive. So depending on how many nights I've actually slept in them, 1-2 weeks.

- Response by lizarella, An Alternative Girl, Female, 26-28

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Damn sick British with their Pretty women.... Durty durty durty.... think of the things those hotties will do ha ha

- Response by boxer1, A Guy Critical, Male, 46-55, Self-Employed

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Coming from a fellow Brit i can say thats deffinatly NOT TRUE!

I change mine every 2 weeks depending if ive had sex in them then they have to be changed rite after sex.

Most people i know ( past partners and family,a few friends ive lived with) changed theres regulaly too.

- Response by mrstaypuft, A Hip Hop Guy, Male, 36-45

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I change mine once or twice a month.

- Response by A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Who Cares?

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That can't be true. As far as I'm aware, I don't know anyone like that. I change the linen every week.

- Response by tabbycat1, An Alternative Girl, Female, 29-35, London, Internet / New Media

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My momma changed the sheets once a week, and 50+ years lader I'm still following her stellar example. (My linen closet isn't nearly the work of art that hers was, though!)

- Response by 2wheels, A Creative, Male, 56-65, Retired

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Once a week.

- Response by tweets4u2, A Married Girl, Female, 46-55, Teaching

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Woah. I don't know ANYONE who goes that long. Even the most disgusting boys I knew only left it a month.

I guess it depends on use. I change mine every 2 weeks, but I spend a few nights at friends' houses and don't engage in vigourous sweaty activity on my sheets!

- Response by alex86, A Hippie Chick, Female, 29-35

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Haven't heard of it.

- Response by cjennmom, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Medical / Dental

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Twice a week on average that sounds a litle sticky to me... lol.

- Response by lady4u, A Married Girl, Female, 56-65, Cincinnati, Who Cares?

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It's cold here in Seattle, in the winter we don't sweat. At all. I change mine once a month. Really.

- Response by stoney07, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 66 or older, Who Cares?

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well it is only me , so I change once a week but when I sleep

with another body usally daily , depending on the night:)

- Response by morningdust, A Creative, Female, 56-65, Self-Employed

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I do it when I have the strength... I'm wallowing in a King-sized bed...and do not "flip" the sheets, either, from one side to another or top to bottom. I do it when I am ready and have the energy....

Heard all kinds of things about changing sheets. I later found out my mother just turned them over on the other side.

In those days, laundry was done once a week with a wringer washing automatics. And there was a scrubboard for immediate washing.

- Response by pushkins, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older, Miami, Who Cares?

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It depends on who and what the bed is used for. Mine when i was married to the second wife we usually had to wash sheets weekly and change them about every other night. On the other hand now days sleeping alone once a week suffices.

- Response by hoopsjunkie, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, Indianapolis, Self-Employed

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Same as you. Pillowcases, more often.

- Response by moodyblueone1, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older, Transportation

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I can't imagine any one only changing their sheete 3 to 4 times a year. I change ours once a week. If I could afford to pay some one to do it they would be changed every day. I'm just not physcally up to it.

- Response by mrsjack, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older

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Yikes!! I change mine weekly, but if the critters sneak in my bed while I'm at work and leave their fur, 2 x's a week. Achoo!! I wouldnt think 3 or 4 times a yr. would smell so fragrant. thanks, downunder

- Response by dreamspinner, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Chicago

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Interesting question. Sometimes I go 3-4 weeks. But if and when I have an overnight guest, they always get clean sheets.

- Response by betterbird, A Creative, Male, 46-55, San Francisco, Administrative

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I can mine every Saturday morning when I get up. But surely you are talking about single guys in the US...not the whole of Britians?

- Response by joybird, A Creative, Female, Who Cares?, Therapist

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Wow--that is alarming. Maybe they sleep on top of plastic sheeting?? Ha. Mine are changed every two or three days. Love the feel of fresh sheets to sleep on--especially if they are still warm from the dryer.

- Response by dreamdancer, A Creative, Female, 36-45, Houston, Other Profession

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