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Doctor reveals gross reason why you shouldn't want to sleep naked

Doctor reveals gross reason why you shouldn't want to sleep naked

TikToker Doctor Youn has shared why you might want to think twice before choosing to go to bed with no clothes on

A doctor has revealed some gross reasons why you might want to rethink sleeping naked.

While some of us might choose traditional pyjamas, or an old t-shirt, others instead opt to simply strip off entirely when heading to bed for the night.

As Marilyn Monroe is often quoted as saying when asked: "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course."

But despite the effortless charm and barely-contained seduction behind the iconic quote, a doctor has sadly ruined the practice with a reason why you might want to avoid sleeping au naturel.

Do you ever sleep naked? (Getty Stock Image)
Do you ever sleep naked? (Getty Stock Image)

It should probably come as little surprise to most of you that us human beings are a little bit gross.

Every one of us is constantly excreting, shedding, and losing all manner of bits and fluids from our body at any one time.

Needless to say, this does not cease when we are drifting off to the land of nod.

But according to Dr Anthony Youn on TikTok there is one thing specifically which means you might want to keep your pants on in bed.

Specifically, this is sleep-farting.

In a video posted to the social media platform he explained that humans do often blow the butt-bugle in our sleep.

You always fart out tiny particles of poop, as illustrated above. (TikTok/@doctoryoun)
You always fart out tiny particles of poop, as illustrated above. (TikTok/@doctoryoun)

And no matter how clean your bum is, whenever you let forth a bottom burp a small amount faecal matter escapes as well.

Dr Youn explained: “The average person passes gas 15-25 times a day and this can happen while you are sleeping, and a scientific study proved that every time you pass gas you are spraying a tiny amount of fecal material."

He added: “This is true even if it’s not a real shart. The same study showed that your tighty whities will catch all of these particles.

"So for the sake of your bed partner, please sleep with your underwear on."

While you might not be fully sh*tting the bed with each one-gun-salute, unless you're very unlucky, every time you play the trouser tuba it does mean tiny flecks of poo make it out.

But, the doctor explained, wearing underwear in bed could be the sarcophagus to your butt-Chernobyl and keep the toxic waste contained.

Of course, if you are still dead set on sleeping in the buff despite the faecal fallout from your nocturnal trumpeting, then that's very much your choice.

All the same, it would probably be a good idea to wash your sheets a little more often, just to be safe.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@doctoryoun

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