I caught this nifty bit of information last night while reading my latest copy of "The Week Magazine." A Google search turned up the full article, "Your bed is really an ecosystem" in Newsday. It turns out that our bed isn't really that safe harbor that we thought it was.
It's not just your bed, it's an ecosystem. New research has found that your pillow is home to millions of fungal spores from the bathroom, kitchen and other places where you might not want to rest your head.
It's well known that few people actually sleep alone: Most beds are home to thousands of microscopic dust mites, which produce so much excrement they can add a pound or two of weight to your mattress every year, by some estimates.
Well I guess no more naps alone. The article goes on to report that if you're healthy all the company shouldn't bother you.
Sleeping with fungi isn't dangerous for healthy people, Woodcock said. But it could be deadly for sick people, especially those with weakened immune systems