10 Grossest Things You Never Knew About Sleeping

Stop cuddling your pillows immediately and buy new ones...

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Bed is heaven, right? There's nothing better than returning home after a long day at work only to whip off that uniform and slide between the sheets. It feels good, it's warm and it's a place you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you're about to slip off into a deep, welcoming sleep. It's also home to millions of arachnids who have been waiting for you.

No, this isn't some kind of bed-related version of Ridley Scott's Alien, but it's close. If you ignored the need to change those sheets this week then it's likely you're not sleeping alone tonight. Terrified? You should be, and you should also think about buying a new bed, or at least a new mattress. Wash those sheets first though.

Sleeping is one of life's simple pleasures. That's true, but it's also one of the grossest things ever if you let things get out of hand. Hygiene is paramount when it comes to the bedroom, especially if you want to sleep soundly.

Your skin might crawl, and that's not all...