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The 8 spots in your hotel room that are 'germ motorways' – leaving guests exposed to skin infections and bed bugs | The Sun
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ASLEEP expert has revealed the eight hotel room spots that are a hotbed of germs – and holidaymakers are in for an unpleasant surprise.
Even if there aren’t the usual telltale signs of uncleanliness, there is almost certainly something grim lurking inside your hotel room.
Martin Seeley, boss of MattressNextDay, an online retailer that specialises in selling mattresses, has revealed the disturbing places where germs lurk in hotel rooms.
He said: "While this information may be unsettling, it's essential to be aware of these potential hygiene issues in hotel rooms.
"It doesn't mean you should stop staying in hotels altogether, but being informed and taking these precautions can help you sleep better, especially if you're prone to allergies triggered by dust mites that can affect your sleep quality."
While hotel sofas and armchairs may be the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of travel, they're not as clean as holidaymakers would like to believe.
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Martin called hotel sofas and chairs "germ motorways" because they can carry bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, which causes Staph infections and even skin infections.
This happens because chairs and sofas aren't always deep-cleaned between stays, which makes them the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Dr. Nidhi Ghildayal, PhD, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, also explained that stains on sofas are often rubbed away rather than removed.
He suggested placing a clean towel down on the sofa before taking a seat.
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