This is why sleeping in underwear is bad for your health

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Close-up of couple's feet sleeping on bed

There are new health benefits being reported on which underwear you should wear to bed.

Researchers say it’s better going without.

They say letting everything breathe down there can keep bacteria from collecting there and help avoid infection.

“If [the area] is constantly covered – especially by a fabric that’s not moisture-wicking or absorbent – moisture collects, creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria or yeast,” says Gynecologist Dr, Alyssa Dweck. “I often tell my patients to sleep without underwear.”

Just wearing looser underwear could be a better alternative for those who can’t do without.

Tight underwear can also keep men from reproducing because the heat can affect the quality of sperm.

“Your nether regions need to be just the right temperature in order to optimise sperm production,” said Dr. Brian Steixner, Director of the Institute for Men’s

Health at Jersey Urology Group.  “More bacteria makes for a higher likelihood that any chafed or irritated skin down there becomes infected.”