How often do you get sick? I honestly think that the more germ conscious you are, the more you're going to get sick. There have been studies that show how people who clean and disinfect seem to get sick more often cause the cleaning kills off good bacteria as well as bad and also doesn't allow you immune system to build up defenses. I'm not a germaphobe at all and I get sick maybe once every other year. And when I say sick, I mean I'll get a slight cough or a sore throat for the day. The last time I was holed up in bed was years ago. I've gotten sick from food maybe twice in my life and I eat anything and whatever. I've eaten sushi what was left out overnight. Stomach of steel!!! So yeah, how often do you get sick in relation to your germaphobiness??