Yorkshire, home of the working men’s club culture, the industrial revolution and coal mining has been exposed as the UK’s ‘Skinny Napping Capital’ as three of the county’s cities dominate Britain’s top 10 listing of cities who like to sleep in the nude.
And findings show that it is the over forties who are more prevalent to reveal all under the covers, dubbed as ‘Skinny Napping’ - sleeping in the nude - and that a fifth of Britons in their mid-forties admit that sleeping in the nude made them feel liberated and helped them to get a good night’s sleep.
Men are so fond of ‘Skinny Napping’ that a fifth will regularly entice their partner to bare all with them.
Even our hotel staff have reported cases of skinny napping. Sleepwalking customers is a common occurrence in hotels and over the last year 98 per cent of sleepwalking customers have been naked men
The UK’s ‘Skinny Napping’ Index, conducted by Travelodge, surveyed 2,000 British adults to investigate what Britons are wearing to bed in order to get a good night’s sleep. Research findings revealed that over a third (35 per cent) of British men like to sleep in the buff compared to just a quarter of women.
The first Yorkshire city in the ‘Skinny Napping’ league table is Leeds, the birthplace of loudmouth DJ Chris Moyles and home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league team. Nearly half of adults (45 per cent) residing from Leeds revealed they sleep in the nude every night.
In second place is SteelCity, Sheffield, also the location of the popular 1997 film 'The Full Monty’ where six unemployed men performed a striptease in order to make some extra money after losing their jobs. Fifteen years on and Sheffielders are still performing ‘The Full Monty’ before getting into bed as a third of adults from the city admitted to naked napping.
Completing Yorkshire’s top three entries into the ‘Skinny Napping’ Index, is York where almost 40 per cent of adults in the historical city bare all at bedtime.
Travelodge spokeswoman, Shakila Ahmed, said: “Our research has highlighted a growing trend across the UK for ‘Skinny Napping’ as findings reveal that Britons are not shy to bare it all in a bid to get a good night’s sleep.
“Even our hotel staff have reported cases of ‘Skinny Napping’ - sleepwalking customers is a common occurrence in hotels and over the last 12 months, 98 per cent of sleepwalking customers have been naked men.”
Listed below is the top 10 list of cities baring all under the covers:
10. Glasgow / Edinburgh
The sleep study also investigated which UK cities like to cover up at bedtime with Belfast, the dreamy city of Spires, Oxford and Chelmsford taking the lead.
Just 12 per cent of Belfastians prefer to bare it all under the duvet and only17 per cent of Oxonians sleep in the nude. The biggest surprise was Essex, despite its image of girls wearing next to nothing on a night out it’s Chelmsford which completes the top three list of cities covering up at bedtime with only 18 per cent of adults living in Chelmsford baring all beneath the sheets.
Listed below is the top 10 list of cities that like to cover-up at bedtime:
Researchers have reported that there are a lot of benefits to sleeping naked. The body naturally feels relaxed with no bondage of clothes and napping in the nude ensures the unobstructed flow of blood throughout the body, which helps in warming up the hands and feet, leading to a long deep comfortable sleep which makes it easier for the body to regenerate and repair itself, and build up energy for the day ahead. Also if you sleep naked with a partner it heightens the level of intimacy.
Further research findings revealed that another new trend is emerging across the UK with more Britons now wearing pyjamas for lounging in rather than for sleeping. Four out of 10 adults get changed into their pyjamas as soon as they get home from work as it helps them to relax and it signifies the end of a working day.
Over a fifth (22 per cent) of British women admit they spend more time in their pj’s than their normal clothing and confessed to doing the shopping and school run in, what used to be, the traditional sleep attire.