How often should we wash our pyjamas (according to an expert) 1 month ago

How often should we wash our pyjamas (according to an expert)

Have you ever wondered?

Okay so I'm one of those humans that wears pyjamas once, and throws them in the wash.

Am I a monster? Probably.

But in fairness, it is hard to know what's right and what's wrong.

Well, a debate started recently after a woman on Mumsnet said that she washes her pyjamas after every use (oops!)

Many users thought was a bit too much...


According to Verity Mann, Head of Testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute, once a week is more than enough!

Sorry, but that is GROSS.

"Pyjamas should be washed after a few good nights' sleep."

"If you shower before you go to bed, you can wait a few extra nights between washings: I'd say once a week, so every seven days."


There are exceptions to the 'once a week' rule though.

"If you're a sweaty sleeper you should increase this," she said.

"If someone has been ill, wash them straight away on as high a temperature as the care label allows."

I'm not a sweaty sleeper, but I will continue to was my pyjamas every day.

Because I love myself.