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Raise your hand if you grew up with your mother or grandmother urging you to forgo the undies at bedtime in order to "let your lady parts breathe." Yep, I had no idea how common it was until talking about it with some girlfriends on a recent long run. So is it unhealthy to wear underwear to bed? Are you more prone to getting yeast infections?

There's really no right or wrong answer when it comes to going commando or not, because it depends solely on your body and your preference. If you've never had a problem wearing panties to bed, then it's perfectly healthy to continue wearing them. Definitely opt for cotton undies, since this natural material is breathable. Wearing tight underwear or a polyester pair can lock in moisture and lead to yeast infections. If you're uncomfortable with the idea of sleeping with nothing between you and your sheets, try slipping on some loose cotton boxers instead!

On the other hand, if you love to sleep without underwear, then going undies-free is OK, too. Just do what allows you to feel the most comfortable and get the most restful night of sleep. And, if you're prone to yeast infections, allowing more air to reach your lady parts while you snooze may help prevent this issue.

Anjali14915662 Anjali14915662 4 years
i alone living at delhi i when at home i like to be nude holeday
Natty14841525 Natty14841525 4 years
this is why i prefer going commando.. aka sleeping complete naked :)
Melissa3303894 Melissa3303894 4 years
this is not actually a seriously important issue. It's just the choice of the sleeper.... isn't it?
rhonyc rhonyc 4 years
Girl101 Girl101 7 years
If I am at home with my husband is home (99% of the time) nude, I only wear my pjs w/ underwear if he is away for business or if we are visiting my parents.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Always wear thongs - don't own panties...
Geminispoppy Geminispoppy 7 years
I think that most of us grew up wearing pajamas to bed, so it seems strange not to, but trust me, once you get past that stage, its so much more comfortable to wear nothing : )
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
ceej ceej 7 years
Gynaecologists will tell you that you should never wear underpants to bed, something you should instil in girls from an early age.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
*with my parents
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I always wear pj's, but I also live at home and I don't want anyone to walk into my room when I'm sleeping. I can't sleep in shirts too big because then it wrinkles under me, and gets on my nerves. I normally sleep in a slightly baggy shirt/tank top and sweat pants.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I wear cotton undies to bed. I also wear pajama bottoms and a t-shirt as well. Otherwise, I can't sleep well. I feel way too naked!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Same here -- commando. Also, I have a full, thick robe nearby if I need to get up in a moment's notice.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I used to go commando to bed and mostly nude most of my life :) but that had to change when we got cats that like to explore the caves created by the blankets when we sleep, so cotton panties or boxers for me now.
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
I also remember reading a few years ago that despite no real cause/solution being known for cellulite, wearing too tight underwear while sleeping was thought by some doctors to increase cellulite... not sure if its backed by anything, but it is interesting
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
its been too cold in NY still for me to sleep with nothing but I do enjoy it every so often
ojodeazul ojodeazul 7 years
Old t-shirt and cotton panties...every night no question..i actually cannot sleep without underwear on, period. I know strange.
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