Doctor Leaves People Divided With Opinion After Giving Disgusting Reason Why We Should Never Sleep Naked
Health and Fitness
On 14th September 2021
If we do a poll today, majority of the people will vote in favor of sleeping naked. However, not many people expect the health-related effects linked to sleeping naked? Well, if you didn't know earlier, then we are here to share the side effects of sleeping without clothes, and trust me the reason is not very 'fun' to know.
Anthony Youn MD has left the internet baffled and divided with opinion after he shares the reason why we should never be sleeping naked.
Anthony Youn MD (@tonyyounmd) is a 'holistic plastic surgeon' based in Detroit, who is famous for sharing TikTok posts regarding medical matters
In his recent TikTok video, Youn shares the reason why people should not be going to bed without underwear, saying: "This is why you should never sleep in the nude.
"The average person passes gas 15-25 times a day, and this can happen while you're sleeping.
"And a scientific study proved that every time you pass gas, you are spraying a tiny amount of fecal material.
"This is true, even if it's not a real shart [s*** and fart, for those not blessed with the knowledge of that portmanteau].
"And 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."
He added: "And change your sheets regularly you disgusting animal!"
Youn's video went viral on social media for obvious reasons and people shared their horror over Youn's claims.
Many people were grossed out by Youn's video while others seemed unfazed by the revelation.
One horrified user wrote: "So. We basically air s****ing."
Another wrote: "I will sleep alone."
A third said: "My husband and I will just keep air s****ing on each other I guess."
Another added defiantly: "Listen I've farted happily into my bedsheets for 39 years. You ain't gonna change me."
There was a lot of debate under the video with many women sharing that their gynecologists have suggested to them that it's better for their 'lady parts' to sleep 'sans underwear', Youn then added in the comments: "For women - if your gyno tells you to sleep without underwear then listen to them.
"For guys - put your tighty whities on before bed!"
Though Youn did not share which study he was referring to, however, one article from 2001 published in the British Medical Journal voiced the same idea.
The article shared the story of a nurse who 'wanted to know whether she was contaminating the operating theatre she worked in by quietly farting in the sterile environment during operations'.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki also conducted an experiment with Luke Tennent, a microbiologist in Canberra, asking a colleague to 'break wind directly onto two Petri dishes from a distance of 5 centimeters, first fully clothed, then with his trousers down'.
The results from the experiments surprisingly showed that skin bacteria could be blasted on other surfaces by farts, however, this is not possible if one is clothed.
"Overnight, the second Petri dish sprouted visible lumps of two types of bacteria that are usually found only in the gut and on the skin," Kruszelnicki explained.
"But the flatus which had passed through clothing caused no bacteria to sprout, which suggests that clothing acts as a filter.
"Our deduction is that the enteric zone in the second Petri dish was caused by the flatus itself, and the splatter ring around that was caused by the sheer velocity of the fart, which blew skin bacteria from the cheeks and blasted it onto the dish.
"It seems, therefore, that flatus can cause infection if the emitter is naked, but not if he or she is clothed."
Kruszelnicki says that the experiments shouldn't really be considered alarming as neither of the types of bacteria is harmful, rather these are friendly bacteria like the one found in yogurt.
He added: "Our final conclusion? Don't fart naked near food."
On the other hand, Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and infectious diseases professor at Vanderbilt University, also shared with USA Today it's true that fecal matter can be found in passed gas - which was captured on a microscopic level.
Now, this is something to worry about, no?