Should You Wear Underwear To Sleep?
Sure, you could, but why? With so many sources out there discussing the benefits of sleeping fully clothed vs commando or entirely naked, we figured it was time to get to the bottom of this and explore what the optimal choice is and why. Of course, preferences will range depending on various factors including people’s comfort levels and even age.
According to a study by Mattress Advisor, it’s been found that in the youngest group of young adults there was the highest percentage of those opting to sleep naked at over 65% with a much smaller percentage amongst baby boomers at 39%.
And this isn't just a fad. In fact it is a long-standing practice which touts potentially many health benefits. We’re here to give you the low-down on why you should join the many people out there who opt-out of underwear when going to bed.
So, let’s dive into some of the main reasons to let the boys out free when you go to sleep and how doing so can elevate your sleeping experience and health to a whole new level.
Comfort is Key
One of the main reasons people choose to opt out of underwear in bed is comfort. Ultimately, when it comes to falling asleep more easily and experiencing better quality sleep, comfort is essential. After all, who likes the feeling of things pressing, squeezing, tugging, jamming, itching? … you get the point. After a full and long day of being confined to layer upon layers of undergarments and clothes, isn’t the idea of being free of those extra layers relaxing and overall more comfortable?
It’s been shown that couples that sleep naked next to each other are able to experience deeper bonding. The feeling of skin to skin contact causes the body to release oxytocin, which creates feelings of happiness and pleasure. Not to menton, the thought of your partner sleeping next to you naked under their pjs is also very arousing
Helps Cool Down the Body
One key factor in enjoying better and more restful sleep is achieving an optimal temperature in your bedroom and for your body. It has been shown that cooler room temperatures help the body more easily fall asleep. Additional layers of clothing that can cause sweating, etc. can obviously keep the body too warm and therefore, prevent you from experiencing deep sleep. So, try going commando or go completely naked and become one with your sheets. Either way we guarantee you will wake feeling more rested and less sweaty.
Supports Reproductive Organs
One big benefit of sleeping sans underwear is that it promotes better sperm production. Don’t worry — we get that you may not be ready, but when the time comes, wouldn't you like to have plenty of healthy soldiers marching away with your DNA? Sleeping commando, again helps regulate the boy’s temperature, keeping the body more cool which is known to aid in promoting healthy production of sperm.
Lets ‘em Breathe
Odor control down there is pretty forefront in most of our minds right? We search for deodorants, sprays, try to mask it with cologne, invest in smart and savvy moisture-wicking underwear, etc. which all do their part in mitigating ranky odors down there.
But did you know what one of the best things you can do for controlling smells in your nether regions is by airing the area out? Yes, let the boys breathe! Wearing underwear can hinder breathability, encourage sweating, and lead to bacteria production and unpleasant odors.
Hot and moist environments that promote bacteria production not only causes stenches but can pose a risk to your health and hygiene, even leading to various infections like UTIs.
Sleep Comfortably in the Right Performance Underwear
You can of course opt to sleep with underwear on, as it’s all a matter of personal preference and comfort at the end of the day. If you do, the best option is men’s underwear that encourages optimal breathability with ventilated construction for healthy air flow and built in antimicrobial technology to control odor caused by bacteria.
You’ll thank us for your incredibly comfortable and fulfilling sleep. Sweet snoozing, guys.