And if you're worried about your teenage son, you've got good reason younger single lads, aged between 18-25, are officially the grubbiest age group, with 55% claiming to wash their sheets once every three months or less. The survey, carried out by mattress company Ergoflex, revealed that coupled-up Britons change their sheets most frequently every two weeks while single women change theirs every 2.5 weeks.
Want a good night's slumber? Well, according to a new study the answer is to decorate your bedroom blue. The study of 2,000 British homes for Travelodge hotels reveals how bedroom colour schemes affect the quality and quantity of sleep that Brits get every night. Blue is the best colour to decorate your bedroom if you want a good night's sleep with this colour scheme resulting in an average of 7 hours and 52 minutes' sleep each night.
Other colours with a positive effect include yellow, which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, stimulates the nervous system and aids relaxation. Green also creates a restful, calming environment, essential to inducing sleep. It's not surprising that blue came out top in the study,' says Colour Therapy and Holistic Interior Design Consultant, Suzy Chiazzari. Psychologically we relate blue to calm waters and blue sky, which we find very soothing.
For a compact bedroom short of clothes storage, choose this divan bed with two integrated beech drawers. Its pocket-sprung mattress has a layer of memory wool filling for extra comfort and support. Also available with four drawers or ottoman storage. Windsor Memory 2800 double bed, £1,069; headboard, £129, Rest Assured.
The art of sleep: Blue is the best colour to decorate your bedroom if you want a good night's sleep - with this colour resulting in an average of 7hrs and 52 minutes sleep Simon Whitmore. If you're wondering how on earth your bedroom colour scheme could have an effect on your sleep, it could be because blue is associated with a feeling of calmness.
Dark wooden furniture adds to the cosy feel, try Dunelm for a selection of styles. Dress your bed with dark and light elements; crisp white bed linen and dark, patterned cushions and quilts will create a smart, balanced look.