A new revelation has been made about the effects of going to bed without any underwear on and why you have to adhere to it.
One of our fears with sleeping totally n*ked is that should something terrible happen (touch wood), we can’t think of much worse than a paramedic, police officer or fireman arriving on the scene to find us completely starkers.
Therefore, many of us sleep in pyjamas in winter, and underwear in summer. However it turns out the latter could be doing more harm than good.
According to health professionals, going commando at night is necessary to let your nether regions “breathe” and to avoid infection.
“I often tell my patients to sleep without underwear,” Dr Alyssa Dweck told Shape. “If [the area] is constantly covered – especially by a fabric that’s not moisture-wicking or absorbent – moisture collects, [creating the] perfect breeding ground for bacteria or yeast.”
In spite of this, one study found that only 18 per cent of women go pants-less for bed, the magazine reported.