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Sep 11, 2021 11:16 AM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
secretagent09
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Getting a good night's sleep is a crucial part of your overall health and well-being. Part of that includes snoozing in optimal conditions — i.e., keeping your room cool, eliminating noise and light, and sleeping in breathable, comfy fabrics. Or maybe you like to sleep sans pajamas altogether — a solid move to help keep your body temp regulated and prevent you from waking up tangled in your nightshirt, right?

Well, according to one viral TikTok video, you should never sleep naked — or at least without underwear on — and the reason is bound to gross you out. Anthony Youn, M.D., a Michigan-based board-certified plastic surgeon, recently shared some intel on TikTok, revealing that when you fart, you're spraying tiny amounts of fecal matter. That means if there's no clothing barrier between you and your bed, you're potentially transmitting bacteria and germs onto your sheets, your body, and your sleeping partner. Ick.

"The average person passes gas 15 to 25 times a day, and this can happen while you're sleeping," says Dr. Youn in the clip, which has been viewed over 11 million (!) times. "A scientific study proved that every time you pass gas, you're spraying a tiny amount of fecal material."

"This is true even if it's not a real shart," he clarifies (yes, really) in the clip, adding, "that same study showed your tighty-whities will catch all of these particles. So, for the sake of your bed partner, please sleep with your underwear on."

But before you panic, it's worth diving a bit deeper into the study Dr. Youn is referencing. Published in British peer-reviewed medical journal The BMJ, the 2001 study was conducted by a physicist and a microbiologist who were curious about whether or not human farts actually do transmit illness-causing germs — or if they simply smell unpleasant.

They invited two participants to fart into Petri dishes (aka a transparent dish typically used by scientists) — one wearing pants and one not. When left to sit overnight, the latter Petri dish sprouted two types of bacteria, while the former didn't, appearing to confirm that wearing underwear and/or pants prevents bacteria from being, er, released.

However, the docs noted that neither type of bacteria is harmful, comparing it to the "friendly" bacteria found in yogurt, so there's no reason to be alarmed. Dr. Youn himself confirmed that there's "little to no risk of these bacteria being harmful to us while we sleep" — so why, exactly, does he recommend not sleeping sans underwear?

"Just because it's kind of gross when you think about it," Dr. Youn tells Shape. Okay, so backing up (sorry!) just a bit — it's worth clarifying that farting is an absolutely normal digestive process, and there's no reason to feel embarrassed or try to hold it in whether you're awake or asleep.

"This is a normal part of digestion or breakdown of your food by the microbiome that lives in your gut," says Samantha Nazareth, M.D., F.A.C.G., a New York-based gastroenterologist. "Some people describe it as passing 'wind' and that is a pretty good description. It is like passing air from below, but this type of air is made up of particles like nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. The equivalent from the other direction is belching or burping."

She adds that while it is true that the average person passes gas 15 to 25 times while they're awake, "that number can vary depending on diet — we all know what happens when we eat lots of beans." Both docs note that there's no solid research about farts during sleep, with Dr. Nazareth adding, "most people aren't aware of passing gas unless they have a partner who is still awake in bed to notice."


Sep 11, 2021 11:27 AM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
I only wear socks to bed. They increases blood flow to feet and I get to sleep faster.
Sep 11, 2021 12:01 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
tomcattyonline now!
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galrads: I only wear socks to bed. They increases blood flow to feet and I get to sleep faster.
CS is getting crazier by the hour, everyone knows sleeping naked is good for you, as is farting , peaceful sleep farting to you alllaugh laugh
Sep 11, 2021 12:01 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
how did we ever lived without these scientists laugh
Sep 11, 2021 12:03 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
the problem really gets bad when the Gas comes with a Side of Gravy!laugh uh oh
Sep 11, 2021 12:17 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
The info on here gets sicker and sicker.. barf
Sep 11, 2021 12:22 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK356 Threads 3 Polls 7,555 Posts
mikey4691: The info on here gets sicker and sicker..
I blame long covidprofessor
Sep 11, 2021 12:24 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
secretagent09
secretagent09secretagent09unknown, North Carolina USA217 Threads 4 Polls 8,620 Posts
tomcatty: CS is getting crazier by the hour, everyone knows sleeping naked is good for you, as is farting , peaceful sleep farting to you all
The point the article is making is that when you sleep naked and fart you spray fecal matter on your sheets and your partner. If you have morning sex you are rolling around in that fecal matter. uh oh
Sep 11, 2021 12:29 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
tomcatty: I blame long covid
I wish to be left the dark about certain things..
Sep 11, 2021 12:31 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK356 Threads 3 Polls 7,555 Posts
secretagent09: The point the article is making is that when you sleep naked and fart you spray fecal matter on your sheets and your partner. If you have morning sex you are rolling around in that fecal matter.
You know how to turn a guy on with your dirty talklaugh laugh laugh laugh
Sep 11, 2021 12:33 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
secretagent09
secretagent09secretagent09unknown, North Carolina USA217 Threads 4 Polls 8,620 Posts
tomcatty: You know how to turn a guy on with your dirty talk
It's my specialty laugh
Sep 11, 2021 12:35 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
irish78eyes
irish78eyesirish78eyesMeath/Louth, Louth Ireland29 Threads 6,836 Posts
secretagent09: It's my specialty
laugh
Sep 11, 2021 12:46 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
PeKaatje
PeKaatjePeKaatjeAnkeveen, North Holland Netherlands79 Threads 5 Polls 8,320 Posts
well, there are people loving other people peeing on them or even worse. Not my fetish, can't even think about it. One time long ago someone pissed against my leg from out of nowhere and I blackened his eye.
But I sleep naked, and if a woman is with me, she can get a dutch oven.
Sep 11, 2021 12:51 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
mikey4691: I wish to be left the dark about certain things..
You've got your original microbiome from your mother while passing through to this world. Then you've been building it up by digging in the sand-box, when the neighbour's cat has relieved itself the night before. And playing with a dog. And picking your nose. And kissing that girl. Or the other. And...

I won't continue, just to keep you in the dark :)
Sep 11, 2021 12:54 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
mikey4691: The info on here gets sicker and sicker..
rolling on the floor laughing
Sep 11, 2021 1:02 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
mikey4691: The info on here gets sicker and sicker..
I don't remember you being interested in that cute baby seal, but you are only too eager to discuss thís subject. Who's sick now?
Sep 11, 2021 1:09 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
Tulefell: I don't remember you being interested in that cute baby seal, but you are only too eager to discuss thís subject. Who's sick now?
It was indeed a cute little thing!
Sep 11, 2021 1:14 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
snowlynx: It was indeed a cute little thing!
I fell in love during the very first second smitten
Sep 11, 2021 1:17 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
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Sep 11, 2021 1:19 PM CST A Good Reason Not To Sleep Naked
Orzzz
OrzzzOrzzzPortage, Wisconsin USA86 Threads 8 Polls 742 Posts
The term fecal matter is a stretch unless, like above...lol..it includes gravy. It is mainly methane. There may be bacteria but it is your own. We are walking worlds of bacteria. People who bath daily or more, develop skin issues and get sick due to the fact that they do not have the friendly bacteria to protect their skin.
I read about how a fast shower is OK because you put on that worn robe or crawl into a worn bed and pick those friendlies back up. Soaking in a tub, fresh towels, robe, bedding, clothes leave you unprotected. then any floating bad bacteria find you particularly tasty.
The constant warm, moist, tightness of clothes 24/7 causes its own problems. Try wearing the same clothes, particularly bottoms for a few days and enjoy a mega rash.
So unless you are a nudist, sleep naked. And with a couple, you have already intermingled bacteria. And those millions and trillions on both of you are just as much in love as you two.
Dont they think that trapping that "gas" against your skin all night might be just as bad.
The main issue with naked at night is if that tornado or fire siren sounds! That is why I keep a robe or long T-shirt nearby. The shirt is tucked at the headboard, fast, close and easy to grab. In winter, might even be a good idea to keep shoes and a coat near the bed.wow
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