When it comes to what we each choose to wear to bed, everybody has their own personal preferences. Some people like to sleep in jammies, others simply throw on an old T-shirt and loose underwear, while others will just free-ball it and sleep naked.
There have been a number of small studies which purport to have found all kinds of benefits to sleeping in the nude, including being able to fall asleep faster, stress reduction, healthier skin, and improved overall sleep quality. And on an especially hot night, it's understandable that you'd want to forgo your pyjamas or even your boxer shorts to get as much air on your skin as possible.
But according to surgeon, podcaster and YouTuber Dr. Anthony Youn, there is a pretty compelling scientific argument to be made in favor of keeping your undies on at night. It all comes down to just two words: poop particles.
"The average person passes gas 15 to 25 times a day, and this can happen while you're sleeping," says Youn in a short new video. "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. And 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."
So, that's settled. Now we just need Youn to wade into the ongoing socks-in-bed debate.
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