Oh sheet! Maybe it’s time to ditch our disease-delivering duvets

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Oh sheet! Maybe it’s time to ditch our disease-delivering duvets

Doctors have warned of a little-known condition that could be afflicting us more than we realise

Rosa Silverman

In January 2013, when Brexit was just a twinkle in Britain’s eye, a man called Mike Taylor from Fishbourne in West Sussex wrote a punchy letter to The Daily Telegraph.

“The duvet,” he declared, “is an invention of the misguided Continentals and should be sent back where it belongs, along with the ridiculous metric system and chilled lager. Any normal, vigorously sweaty Englishman will know that the duvet generates an overheated, fetid, jungle-like atmosphere in the marital bed where peace, not French or Italian hyperactivity, should reign.

“The proper bed cover for an Englishman must be a woollen blanket.”..

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