If you ask around, underpants or boxers. They justify this with incidences of robberies and fire accidents.
How could such incidences find you naked? What happens if a fire accident occurs in the middle of the night or robbers break in and find you naked with no chance of dressing up? This is the kind of incidents they find distasteful and embarrassing. And it is enough to convince them to sleep well dressed to protect themselves from prying eyes.
However, experts disclose that sleeping naked not only feels awesome but it is something good for one’s health.
Shedding off clothes before sleeping according to Dr. Joseph Turyabahika, consultant and surgeon at Kampala Medical Chambers Hospital will help a person sleep more soundly. He says sleeping naked enables the body to breathe and relax resulting into a better sleep compared to when someone sleeps in clothes. He explains that if a person sleeps in clothes, this will create more heat to the body’s temperture making one feel hot. “This explains why you will find some people tossing and turning or waking up sweaty in the middle of the night,” he says. For a better sleep, he advises people to sleep naked.
In addition, he notes that when the body sweats at night, it tends to react to this perspiration leading to allergies, skin irritations and skin diseases such as Eczema, a medical conditions that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated.
Another reason to sleep in the nude as disclosed by Dr. Turyabahika is that it helps you burn a lot of calories. He says, “When your body is cold, it burns calories to try to warm you up.”
As revealed by experts, staying cool throughout the night may help revive a person’s metabolism which also involves the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy. The research by U.S. National Sleep Foundation in 2014 discovered that sleeping in the cold can help a person shed pounds because the body’s metabolism speeds up to keep them warm or reach a more comfortable temperature in which they could sleep better.
In their discovery, researchers found out that the amount of ‘brown fat’, which produces heat by burning calories, doubles when ones sleeps in the nude effectively speeding up a person’s metabolism. So, if you have been trying to cut off some weight, the study author Francesco S. Celi advises you to skip your pyjamas.
Protects the reproductive system
Apart from the above, as disclosed by Dr. Turyabahika, a person sleeping in his/her underwear increases the chances of getting an infection in their private parts.
Since sleeping in clothes leads to overheating in bed, he explains that this creates a favourable moist environment that bacteria and other micro organisms thrive in.
He reveals that women who sleep clothed in their underwear are most likely to suffer from yeast infections such as candida while men normally suffer from fungal infections in their groin which cause a lot of itching.
In order to avoid these infections, he says that a person has to keep away from their underwear at night so as to keep their private parts cool, dry, clean and aired.
In addition, Dr. Turyabahika also notes that sleeping in underwears keeps men’s sperms unhealthy and of low quality. He says that a man’s scrotum needs to be just at the right temperature in order to optimize sperm production. The scrotum (or scrotal sac) is a part of the external male genitalia located behind and underneath the penis. It is a small, muscular sac that contains and protects the testicles, blood vessels, and part of the spermatic cord. If this scrotum is heated beyond the normal temperature of 95-96 degrees, according to Dr. Turyabahika, a man’s sperm quality will suffer.
He therefore advises men who especially wear their underwear at night and those who visit saunas to be aware and forego these practices because these may lead to their impotence.
So for the sake of having future children, he adds that men should sleep in cooler conditions in order to allow their testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep their sperms healthy and their reproductive systems functioning as normal.
Intimacy and bonding with your partner
According to Dr. Turyabahika, there is nothing that bonds couples like sleeping naked together. This allows Skin-to-skin contact that makes couples feel more connected to each and thus increasing their sex drive. This according to sex experts not only reduces stress but it also helps to build body confidence.
Besides that he says another bond created is between a mother and her baby. He explains that it is less stressful for a mother to breastfeed a baby at night when wearing nothing than when she has her clothes on.
So the next time you go to sleep, just dive into bed naked then you will notice the health benefits it has.