New research has revealed where in the UK people are most likely to sleep in the nude, with Manchester crowned the ‘Naked Sleeping Capital’ of the UK.
Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and London also made it into the top five places where Britons are most likely to sleep in the buff. According to the study, people who sleep without wearing anything also have a better night’s rest.
Sleeping naked can lead to a better night’s rest, according to the findings of a recent study by an interiors specialist. 3,162 people aged 18 and over from around the UK, took part in the poll and answered questions about their sleeping habits. Respondents were asked to name the city that they lived closest to, so that researchers could uncover any geographical trends.
The team behind www.hillarys.co.uk asked respondents what their usual night time attire was for sleeping. 49% of the people taking part confessed to sleeping completely naked most nights. The most likely UK cities for naked sleepers to reside in, based on which locations these respondents lived in or closest to, were revealed as follows:
- Manchester – 17%*
- Leeds – 15%
- Cardiff – 11%
- Glasgow – 10%
- London – 9%
- Nottingham – 8%
- Birmingham – 7%
- Bristol – 7%
- York – 4%
- Newcastle – 3%
*of the respondents who slept naked lived in/nearest this city
Respondents were also asked to rate their quality of sleep, in order for the Hillarys team to determine if what people wore to bed impacted how rested they felt the next morning. According to the survey, those who slept naked (49%) rated their overall quality of sleep as a ‘nine’, whilst those who wore pyjamas (24%) of some description rated their overall quality of sleep as a ‘four’. Those people who said that they slept in ‘underwear’ (22%) rated their sleep quality with a score of ‘seven.’
The survey also revealed that 41% of the people who confessed to being naked sleepers were in a relationship at the time of the poll, compared to 63% of those who slept with pyjamas on.
Tara Hall, spokesperson for www.hillarys.co.uk, said: “It’s clear that going to bed naked helps people enjoy a better night’s sleep, whether that’s down to the sense of freedom, the lower body temperature or the sweeter dreams is less clear.”