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Sleep Expert Explains Gross Reason Why You Should Never Sleep Naked

Anish Vij

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Sleep Expert Explains Gross Reason Why You Should Never Sleep Naked

A sleep expert has explained the extremely gross reason why you should never sleep naked. Watch below:


Now, I think it's safe to say that we all have our unique sleeping habits. Some need to keep a lamp on so it's not too dark, while others prefer having a bit of noise on in the background to help them fall asleep.

And some people just can't get a good night's kip without being totally butt-naked between the sheets.

But an expert from the Shut Eye TikTok account has explained why sleeping without clothes could actually be a bit risky.

As shown in the clip above, he said: "Here's why you should never sleep commando. The average person cracks one off 15 to 25 times a day, and this can happen when you're sleeping.

"A scientific study has proven that every time you beep the horn, you spray a tiny amount of faecal material."

The expression 's**ting the bed' quite literally comes to mind, immediately.

He then plugged a smartphone app called 'shuteye', which helps you find out what you did in your sleep, whether that be fart, talked, snored - you get the idea.

Is it time to stop sleeping naked? Credit: Pexels
Is it time to stop sleeping naked? Credit: Pexels

Naturally, people took to the comments with their opinions in the expert's claims and some didn't seem to be all that phased.

"And? Just wash ya sheets often," one user wrote, while another said: "Yeah and everything in your bathroom is covered in it so imma sleep comfy and wash my sheets."

A third then added: "Thats the reason why i only use brown coloured blankets."

With regards to the advantages and disadvantages of sleeping naked, according to the Sleep Foundation, 'there isn’t much scientific research studying the effects of sleeping nude, or reliable data on what percentage of people in the U.S. sleep naked'.

However, they say that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults should aim to get at least seven hours sleep a night and not doing so can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

So if sleeping nude helps you get the right hours sleep, then they encourage you to do so.

Well, another man who calls himself 'America's Sleep Doctor' believes that tapping the ever-so-tempting snooze button in the morning is 'a terrible idea'.

Dr. Michael Breus Ph.D (@thesleepdoctor) is certain that we 'stay in bed too long' and asks the question 'are you waking up tired?'.

Hitting the snooze button could actually be bad for you. Credit: Pexels
Hitting the snooze button could actually be bad for you. Credit: Pexels

Sharing the video with his 47,000 followers, he revealed: "Many of my patients tell me that they hit the snooze button four to six times in the morning.

"This is a terrible idea. Remember, the average snooze button is about seven to nine minutes long. This does not give your brain the time it needs to get back into deep sleep, and your last 30 to 60 minutes of sleep are broken and fragmented.

"Instead, try setting your alarm for the last possible time you must get up or if you have just enough time to push the snooze button one time."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Shut Eye/Pexels

Topics: Sleep, Health, TikTok

Anish Vij
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