You’ve probably heard this before, whether it was online or from a friend. ‘You know you eat about 7 spiders a year in you sleep?’ Most of us shudder at the idea of this.

Hear is the truth, the real explanation of how this urban legend started.

The legend definitely goes back further but with the advent of the internet and how we use it to communicate and spread information this legend has grown. In 1993 a PC Professional writer named Lisa Holst wrote a piece about how false facts and information spreads across the internet. She put out a ton of false information and the eating spiders in your sleep myth spread quickly. This urban legend was most likely taken from a 1950’s book on bug tales and legends.

Although eating spiders in your sleep is an urban legend, spider infestations in your home are not, especially with the warm weather we have been experiencing lately.

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