While sleeping naked may be a stretch for some, snoozing without underwear is common among both men and women in Singapore. And while the main reasons for going commando are usually comfort or convenience, there are proven health benefits to sleeping with one less layer of clothes.
Here are some reasons why you may want to make sleeping without underwear an everyday occurrence.
1. Your bits can finally breathe!
In sunny Singapore, it’s common to sweat during the day. And while the sweat on your face evaporates (or is dried off with tissues or a towel), the sweat “down there” is absorbed by your underwear – creating a damp and non-breathable environment that’s not healthy for skin.
After a whole day of being covered up, your bits will appreciate finally having some airflow and being given a chance to breathe at night! This is the best time to let your entire body – including the parts usually covered by underwear – relax and refresh.
2. Reduced bacterial and yeast infections
Bacteria and yeast thrive in warm and moist environments, which can be created by some types of underwear – such as overly tight ones or those made from synthetic fabrics. This is especially common in hotter climates like ours, as sweat gets trapped against our skin and causes bacterial growth.
If you really must wear underwear to bed, Dr. Nancy Herta, an obgyn at Michigan State University in the US, advises trying loose-fitting cotton underwear as an alternative. It’s cooler and more breathable, which is ideal for our hot and humid climate.
3. Healthier sperm
You may have heard that tight underwear isn’t good for male fertility, and it’s absolutely true. This is because to produce healthy sperm, testicles should remain around 34.4°C. Underwear – especially tight ones – increases this temperature, leading to decreased sperm quality.
According to a study by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, published in August 2018, men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentration than those who wear tighter fitting underwear. So, try ditching your underwear (just while sleeping) if you don’t want to “cook” your healthy swimmers!
4. Fall asleep more easily
Did you know that a lower body temperature is part of your natural circadian rhythm, and one way your body knows it’s time to sleep? You may not realise this intellectually, but your body knows it instinctively. It’s waiting for a “lower body temperature” signal to know it’s bedtime – which also means, it’s “underwear off time” if you have trouble falling asleep at night.
5. Eliminate toxins
Did you know that during deep sleep, our brain slowly removes toxins from our body? These toxins hinder the signals that our brain sends to our body, and if not removed, will affect our cognitive abilities and creativity.
According to a study from the University of Amsterdam, a good way of increasing our body’s ability to remove these toxins is by lowering our body’s internal temperature – which you can do by (you guessed it), sleeping without stuffy underwear!
6. Enjoy better quality sleep (and all the goodies that come with it)
A lower body temperature also makes it easier to sleep more soundly throughout the night, which brings a whole list of health-giving benefits – including reduced stress, healthier skin, more energy throughout the day, better weight management, and a stronger immune system – essential for combating nasty viruses!
The next step to improving your sleep quality
What’s better than going commando at night? Going underwear-free on a breathable latex mattress that promotes good sleep, rest and rejuvenation!
There’s no doubt that a good night’s sleep is a remedy for many ailments – especially those that need a strong immune system to fight off. That’s why mattress selection is an incredibly important aspect of holistic health.
These are a few of our top recommended mattresses for an amazing night’s sleep:
Triple-layered latex mattress
The Sofzsleep Trilogy offers the ultimate in comfort, whatever firmness your body prefers or needs throughout the year.
This latex mattress comes with three interchangeable layers of latex that you can swap at any time – so, whether you’re in the mood for a firm, medium or soft mattress, you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep on a mattress that’s ideal for you.
Dual-firmness latex mattress
Mattress firmness is a vital part of getting a good night’s sleep. Yet, couples often must settle for an “in-between choice”, because each person prefers a different level of firmness.
If this sounds familiar to you, we’ve got great news! Some of our most popular Sofzsleep mattresses are available in a configuration that includes two firmness levels for him and her (i.e. one on each side) – so both you and your partner can enjoy a perfect night’s rest, with no compromises.
Spine support latex mattress
If you often suffer from backaches or tension in your body after waking up, your mattress may not be providing you with the appropriate level of support. The Sofzsleep Slick is a unique, seven zone latex mattress that provides specific support for every part of your body, keeping your spine in its natural alignment.
Going Au Naturel?
Still not sure if sleeping without underwear is a habit you’ll take up? Give it a try for two weeks and see if it makes a difference in the quality of your sleep.
And remember, the quality of your mattress matters too. Visit a Sofzsleep location and give our latex mattresses a try and feel the difference!
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