How often do you wash your pillow cases?

A new study has found that your bed sheets can accumulate lots of dead skin, bacteria, fungus and mites after just one night’s sleep!

‘Cleaning guru’ Shannon Lush has come out with some very interesting, yet disgusting, information.

“Pillowcases should be changed every second day without fail. It’s against your face, and your hair holds more dirt than anywhere else on the body,” she said. “It’s like a mop.”


The Thinkergirls sent their pillows off for testing and the results? SO GROSS.

Who even has the time to wash their pillow cases every second day?

Microbiology Lab Sydney Results – Stacey June and Kristie Mercer

Stacey – Bacteria count was at 85% (this includes from the face, hands, breath, saliva, hair)   5% of the bacteria was deemed to have come from an animal.

Surprisingly, 3% of mould was found on Stacey’s pillow.

Kristie –  Bacteria count was at 70% (this includes from the face, hands, breath, saliva, hair) . Kristie’s pillow had a large number of dust mites.

There were also traces of penicillium (fungi of major importance in the natural environment as well as food and drug).