A Choice that Grosses Me Out: Fun Fridays Topic

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It makes me cringe. I am never going to accept it. The choice to sleep without a topsheet when it is available is just… inconceivable.

When camping, it is fine not to use a sheet. But in a bed, night after night, putting your bare skin next to the blanket or comforter? Ick. Only if it is a duvet cover.

And yet, people do this! My own offspring, my flesh and blood does this. Why?!? Is it laziness? Does he really not notice? Is the sheet in the way of the blanket? Is the blanket too soft?!? Bedsheets have been around since the 15th C. Fitted bedsheets were invented in 1959 by Bertha Berman. A smart lady!

Oh, and even if we do use both top and bottom sheets, we should wash them every week to avoid skin reactions to the dust mites and their feces in our beds that feed off of our dead skin cells. Eeesh. And pillows should be washed every 6 months. I am off to do some laundry.

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  1. I can relate to this. I rented a room from a woman who had severe RA, was on strong immune suppress drugs and yet espoused the no top sheet thing and chided me for wanting to wash my sheets every week. I had asked ahead if she wanted me to use a laundromat or her machine and she said her machine was fine. But then she policed my laundry and griped about it regularly. Like you, I just couldn’t understand why someone would not want to use a top sheet and especially someone so ill. I also could not get why someone would want to wash their sheets only once a month or even less. Yuck!
    Thanks for following my blog and introducing me to yours. I was a single Mom, too, from when my son was nine months old until he left for college.

  2. The only reason for a top sheet in summer in northern Canada is to hide the skin from the ever-present proboscis of the female mosquito. Even this thin covering can make a bed too hot to sleep in, but it protects against the most annying insect in the world.
    BZZZZZZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZZZZZ actually means you are safe from its bite. It is in the air, its wings causing the air to have sound. The scary time is when the bug is silent. Where is it? Is it on me? Is it going to bite? Where? Ouch! BZZxxxZzzz. Ah, it is drunk on human blood. No need to be scared anymore. Wait! bzzzzzzzzZZZZ. Oh, no, here comes another one. Keep buzzing. Keep buzzing…

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