Is it Better to Sleep Without Underwear?

Girl lying on bed in cotton underwear

Do you sleep in your ladies’ underwear? As women, we hear many schools of thought about what’s healthy and what’s not when it comes to taking care of our bodies. One of those debates is, is it better to sleep with our ladies’ undies on or is it better to sleep without underwear?

What we wear to bed is a personal choice mainly based around comfort. Some of use like nighties, some of us like pyjamas, there’s also boxers and singlets, oversized t-shirts or nothing at all. So, should I sleep in underwear?

Should I sleep in underwear?

Dermatologist Dr David Bank says there are benefits to wearing underwear to bed. Wearing underwear to bed can help wick away sweat and moisture. Wearing underwear while sleeping can also help protect against bladder and period leakage. But David Bank advises that if you do choose to sleep in your underwear, it’s best to wear underwear that’s breathable.

Breathable is the key if you choose to wear underwear to bed. Obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross states that tight underwear or ladies’ undies made from synthetic fabrics like satin are not a good choice if you like to wear underwear to bed. Nice panties made from synthetic fabrics can trap the moisture and encourage bacterial growth. Cotton underwear, like Candis women’s cotton underwear, that’s breathable is a better option.

On the other hand, there’s no harm in not wearing underwear to bed. Not wearing underwear to bed can feel more comfortable. Going without underwear to bed allows for more air circulation. It also means that moisture and sweat won’t get trapped.

So, according to Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross, the ultimate answer is that it’s a personal choice. Just like choosing which pyjamas (or not) to wear to bed. But, if you do choose to wear women’s underwear to bed, then Candis  cotton underwear is a good choice as it’s made from breathable cotton and comfortable soft fabric trim. So, if you like to sleep in your underwear, buy your night time lingerie online at Candis!