Do you sleep in the nip?
Don’t lie, because we know you do.
However, a doctor has turned to TikTok to explain why you shouldn’t.
While we know this might upset some of you, it’s worth listening to his nude-negative advice.
In the clip, Anthony Youn MD explains that it is unhygienic to sleep naked because the average person ‘farts 15-25 times a day’.
‘This can happen while you are sleeping and a scientific study proved that every time you pass gas you are spraying a tiny amount of fecal material,’ he explains.
‘This is true even if it’s not a shart. The same study shows that your tighty whities will catch all of these particles.
‘So for the sake of your bed partner, please sleep with your underwear on.’
In the comments, Anthony made an important note for both women and men to hear.
‘For women – if your gyno tells you to sleep without underwear then listen to them,’ he wrote.
‘For guys – put your tighty whities on before bed!’
Since being posted the video has been viewed over 10 million times and has created an intense debate about bedroom (and farting) etiquette.
‘My bed my choice,’ commented one viewer.
‘Still haven’t convinced me,’ said another.
‘Listen I’ve farted happily into my bedsheets for 39 years. You ain’t gonna change me,’ wrote a third.
Despite Anthony’s take, there are many experts that believe sleeping naked is beneficial.
While there is no definitive answer, much related research in the area shows the advantages of a clothing-free snooze.
Researchers at the University of Amsterdam discovered that lowering your skin temperature increases the deepness of sleep and reduces the number of times you wake up in the night.
Furthermore, a study carried out by TheDozyOwl earlier this year took over 2,500 volunteers and asked them to wear different items of clothing or sleep completely naked.
They then investigated who had the most rapid eye movement (REM). This is the stage of sleep where we dream and form memory.
Those who slept naked recorded an average of 26.5% REM sleep.
And it seems those who sleep also record a higher level of confidence with their bodies.
One study found that spending time naked actually boosted self-esteem and overall body image.
With all that information in mind, it seems whether or not to sleep naked is a personal choice. If you blissfully nod off to the land of dreams in the nude, continue to do so.
And if you are more comfortable in clothing (and a doctor hasn’t advised you otherwise) indulge in the solace of pyjamas – especially if the idea of night farts makes you feel a bit queasy.
So to sleep in the nip or not? It seems it’s entirely up to you.
Credit: Original article published here.