Expert warns against sleeping naked in bed for a number of disgusting reasons
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If you've ever had to sleep in particularly warm weather, then you'll know that it's tempting to get all of your kit off.
While sleeping naked can help ensure you don't find yourself tangled in pyjamas in the middle of the night, it turns out there's some good reasons why you should resist the urge to strip off before hitting the sack.
Though there have been studies which indicate sleeping in the buff has its benefits, multiple doctors have explained why it's not necessarily the best idea.
I'll start with two words: poo particles.
Dr Anthony Youn is one of the professionals to have spoken out on the matter, as he explained in a video: "The average person passes gas 15 to 25 times a day, and this can happen while you're sleeping. And a scientific study proved that every time you pass gas, you are spraying a tiny amount of faecal matter. This is true, even if it's not a real shart."
You don't need to be a genius to see where Dr Youn's going with this. The bottom line is, if you're sleeping naked, you're more likely to be covering your bed in tiny particles of poo.
Dr Youn continued: "That same study showed that your tighty-whities will catch all of these particles. So for the sake of your bed partner, please sleep with your underwear on."
Another expert, Dr Karl, explained that if you insist on sleeping naked, you should at least wash your sheets more frequently.
In a video on TikTok, Dr Karl said that the average person generates about one and a half grams of dead skin cells 'which attract and are enough food for a million dust mites'.
He then explained that a person's skin 'exudes oils and sweat' and 'on the other hand while you're lying in bed you might have a little fart'.
"If you're in a very sweaty environment and you sweat during the day, and then you don't shower before you go to bed and you don't wear pyjamas, [you should wash your sheets] maybe twice a week," he said.
On the other hand, if you've not had a particularly sweaty day, you shower before bed and you do wear pyjamas, then you can get away with washing your sheets 'maybe every couple of weeks'.
So whether you focus on the poo particles, the sweat, the dust mites or even just the ability to save water, it's clear that pyjamas are worth the investment.