Researchers are advising people not to wear dirty socks to bed after learning that they frequently carry the same germs found in cockroaches and their feces.
Mattress Next Day experts interviewed 1,017 British people about their sleeping habits and determined that 18% wore socks while sleeping
In a recently published article from New York Post, the researchers swabbed smelly stocks worn by persons between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. They discovered that half of them carried pseudomonas aeruginosa, a form of bacterium that causes human diseases. According to Mattress Next Day specialists, it often infects the airway and urinary system and causes lung infection. It is easily disseminated on contaminated and improperly cleaned instruments.
They further advised all readers to wash their dirty socks at temperatures exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit in order to destroy any microorganisms. This is not the first time experts have recommended which items people should and should not wear to bed.
Getting filthy between the sheets now has a whole new meaning
In a recently published article from Esajaelina, Experts also mentioned that the feet contain around 250,000 sweat glands, which means moisture can build up in filthy socks, causing dermatophytes, which can cause athlete’s foot. Researchers from Mattress Next Door advised those who need to cover their tiny feet to put on a fresh new pair of socks before sleeping.
In 2021, a Detroit-based physician advised people not to sleep barefoot, claiming that sleeping in the chamois would filthy their bedding. The Mattress Next Door researchers noticed that some socks were dirtier than uncleaned TV remotes, which have been found to be “dirtier than a toilet.”