If your king (or queen, if that’s how you define yourself) has any territory, it’s undoubtedly your own bed. No one else is in charge there and you are as completely relaxed as possible, completely yourself, completely natural. So it doesn’t make sense that you sometimes or more often want to take off your pajamas or woolen pajamas and sleep outside in your bed. After all, why bother when all you do is sleep?
As with all decisions in life, there are pros and cons to whether or not to sleep naked. Of course, you know your own body and comfort best, which means you’re in the best position to make the final decisions about how you spend your free time. But to help you make the right decision, we talked to a few experts to give their advice on the pros and cons of sleeping naked.
Benefits of sleeping naked
Maintain natural sleep rhythms
“You used to sleep naked,” says Sarah Spoor, founder of sexual health and education company Pepper. “Nude sleep helps your body maintain normal sleep rhythms, including the circadian cycle,” says Pepper’s sex expert.
Improve vaginal health
For women who want to sleep in their birthday clothes, gynecologists say that removing underwear that’s too tight or damp can reduce the chance of a yeast infection. So if you wake up sweaty all the time, it might be a good idea to ditch your underwear (or loose underwear).
Increases male fertility
Guys, of course you should sleep naked too. A 2018 study found that tight underwear for men can reduce sperm count, and found that men wearing boxers (or loose underwear) had 25% higher sperm concentration and 17% higher sperm count. overall” is higher than men. wore other types of underwear.
Have an innate sensitivity
According to Karinna Karsten, sex and relationship expert and spokesperson for Vella Bioscience, there are some reasons to sleep naked. Not only will you be more receptive to touch when you’re naked, but you’ll also be more open to personal pleasure, she notes. “You’re more intimate with your body when you’re naked,” adds Eve Jean Whitney, sex doula. “For most of our lives we’re locked in our clothes, and sleeping naked gives us just one moment a day to experience what it’s like to be vulnerable and intimate with our bodies.”
Disadvantages of sleeping naked
Increases the number of bacteria in the bed
If sleeping naked has a lot to do with it, it’s definitely related to hygiene. “The average person passes gas 15 to 25 times a day, and that happens during sleep,” says surgeon Anthony Yoon in a video on the topic. a small amount of stool that helps hold your underwear. With no underwear (or no clothes on at all), those pooes go right into your sheets.
Increases the likelihood of allergic reactions
While your body can increase the amount of bacteria in your bed, experts point out that the bed itself can be home to allergens, which can have a bigger impact on your health. According to Saatwa’s sleep experts, including CEO Ron Rudzin, allergens like dust mites, mold, mildew, and pet dander can easily find their way into your mattress and cause an allergic reaction. If you have very sensitive skin, sleeping outside in such an environment can make the condition worse.
There is a risk of cold sleep
Perhaps the most obvious reason not to sleep naked is that it lowers body temperature too much, weakens the immune system, and makes it easier to get sick. Even if you don’t get sick from the cold, some studies show that viruses like rhinovirus multiply faster in the cold. So if you’re going to sleep naked in winter, make sure it’s skin-tight to keep you warm, Karsten advises.