So here’s a question for the scientifically minded out there… How come when you sleep in your clothes you wake up with a funny taste in your mouth, but when you sleep in your bed at night the same doesn’t happen?

Maybe that doesn’t happen to you. But I’ve noticed that if I take a nap while I am wearing clothes I always awake with a funny taste in my mouth, but the same doesn’t happen after a full nights sleep in my bed. How come?

I decided to do a quick Google around to see if I could learn the answer to this question, but I couldn’t find anything quickly. What I did learn though, is that sleep itself is still something that we apparently know little about. Some scientists theorize that we sleep in order to collate and process things we recently learned and experienced. But that’s just one theory of quite a few it would seem.

It appears though, that for all the sleep studies that are being done, no one seems to be researching why sleeping in your clothes leaves that funny taste in your mouth, while sleeping without clothes on doesn’t. So either this is something that only happens to me, or scientists have better and far more important things to be getting on with. Which reminds me, I really must get back to work!

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