You Might Actually Be Able To Buy Self-Cleaning Sheets Soon. Gross.

Proof of just how lazy we all are.

You Might Actually Be Able To Buy Self-Cleaning Sheets Soon. Gross.

by Chemmie Squier |

How often they change their sheets says a lot about a person. According to a YouGov poll, 35% of us wash our sheets every two weeks whilst 33% do it once a week. Then there's the 3% that wash their sheets more than once a week which, tbh, just makes me think they have too much time on their hands.

When it was split into age groups, the 18-24’s lagged embarrasingly behind in the weekly washers with 37% (the majority) in the Au Naturels category which is every five weeks (gross).

But imagine not having to wash your sheets? Not having the struggling of get the corners to fit?

Well Silvon have created pillowcases and sheets made out of advanced silver fibres which prevent the growth of bacteria and don’t degrade over time. They’ve absolutely stormed their Kickstarter target of $20,000, and the total amount raised currently stands at $393,177 which is proof of just how lazy we all are.

Silver, they say, is naturally oligodynamic which means it basically kills bacteria. It does this because silver is positively charged and the bacteria is negatively charged, making them naturally attracted to each other. The silver then breaks the cell wall, attacking the bacteria and destroying it before it can reproduce. They say the silver is proven to eliminate 99.9% of the bacteria on your pillowcase.

Despite these big claims, they do recommend washing the linen every 10-14 days because dust and other debris can accumulate. So, it might not actually be the miracle invention it first seems. Big shame.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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