Why You Should Never Sleep in Your Underwear Why You Should Never Sleep in Your Underwear
What do you sleep in—underwear, pajamas or your birthday suit? If the latter is your sleepwear of choice, you are the healthiest and most hygienic... Why You Should Never Sleep in Your Underwear

What do you sleep in—underwear, pajamas or your birthday suit? If the latter is your sleepwear of choice, you are the healthiest and most hygienic sleepers. For the rest of us who wear underwear or pajama bottoms, we should maybe reconsider.

A new paper has been published by Dr. Alyssa Dweck on the topic of sleeping in your underwear and it highlights a number of health risks. Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, wearing undies to bed doesn’t allow your crotch area to breathe meaning that sweat and bacteria can easily build up—especially in the warmer summer evenings and for menopausal women suffering from hot flushes during the night. This can lead to infection, irritation and, for men, it can even affect their fertility. This is because wearing boxers to bed heats up the testicles to a temperature that could potentially compromise their sperm quality

If you really dislike the idea of sleeping commando then opt for your biggest, most breathable pants—that Bridget Jones-type pair at the bottom of your drawer. And during the warmer nights, make an effort to keep your entire body cool to limit increased sweat and bacteria production and lower your blood pressure.

If you do wake up feeling less than fresh, gynacologist Dr. Jullien Brady shares his tips on how to keep your lady parts as bacteria-free as possible throughout the day:

1. Only wash the outside–rinse the outside skin and the labia with water and a little soap, if you wish.

2. Use non-fragranced, simple soap–if your skin type does not react badly to soap, and you like using it, then you can use soap to wash your vaginal area in the shower. But be careful with the amount you use – a little goes a long way.

3. Be aware of your skin type–if you have sensitive skin or an allergy, check with your doctor about the best way to approach your vaginal hygiene.

Henry Okafor

  • Nesha

    2016-11-28 #1 Author

    Who knew all these side effects came with wearing underwear . Research is definitely a key to being alert and understanding, I will definitely be sleeping pantieless tonight lol


  • Brittany

    2016-11-28 #2 Author

    Wow i never knew that. Interesting.


  • Tamme

    2016-11-28 #3 Author

    Thanks a lot, this was very interesting. I never thought of that.


  • Mary Evans

    2016-11-28 #4 Author

    Wow is all I can say. Very good information.


  • Serella

    2016-11-28 #5 Author

    I didn’t know this could happen wearing under wear to bed.


  • Dominique

    2016-11-28 #6 Author

    Never Knew That


  • Aaliyah Green

    2016-11-28 #7 Author

    I didn’t know this actually was a thing. I mean I was always told by my grandmother but never really paid attention. Nice to know


  • Aaliyah Green

    2016-11-28 #8 Author

    Oh this is is nothing new for my household


  • Shanariee Ramos

    2016-11-28 #9 Author

    I Never Sleep In My Underwear Anway Now There’s Health Benifits ??


  • Bernice Buckholts

    2016-11-28 #10 Author

    I’m glad I read this . I can relate this to other women because my grandmother doesn’t understand why I sleep naked lol! Very useful


  • Reginald A Webb

    2016-11-28 #11 Author

    No more underwears for me when its bedtime


  • Lizy

    2016-11-29 #12 Author

    Wow that’s interesting. I didn’t know all those facts. It’s interesting to know these type of things.


  • Bianca

    2016-11-29 #13 Author

    Im glad i dont sleep in any


  • Quinn Wadlington

    2016-11-29 #14 Author

    Good thing I never wear panties to bed


  • LayLay

    2016-11-29 #15 Author

    Didn’t think underwear was a real risk considering the fact that not only while you’re sleeping but when your partaking in any activities wearing underwear it’ll cause sweat and build up bacteria and give you an infection minor or major.. common sense once you really think about it.


  • Angelica Foreman

    2016-11-29 #16 Author

    I find this post to be very informative and never thought that your underwear could be such harm. Thanks for the knowledge.


  • Bianca

    2016-11-30 #17 Author

    Most of the women in my family go bare while sleeping even wearing clothes. I’ve always felt uneasy about it. Since I’m use to sleeping bra less it should be simple as this technique right? ?? definitely going to try it tonight. Great to know very interesting ?


  • Shinese

    2016-11-30 #18 Author

    Wow I never knew this


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