No one will argue about the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Well rested, you feel less stressed and happier overall. Now imagine what could happen if you got a sleep that was better than good? Now what if I told you the key to unlocking such a good sleep was being naked? Yep, you read that right, sleeping in the nude can actually lead to a better night’s sleep. Here are seven reasons why you might want to consider taking it all off before you get into bed.
You’ll Give Your Immune System a Boost. Believe it or not, but sleeping naked helps you achieve a deeper sleep while also helping you to maintain an optimal body temp. Due to this, your body has an easier time of regulating cortisol – that pesky stress-hormone. Going to bed in the nude also leads to an increase of oxytocin – the hormone involved in pleasure and stress relief. With both these hormones in check, your immune system is given a good, strong boost as your body begins to feel less stressed and more at ease, thus allowing your body to spend more time fighting of germs and viruses!
Sleeping Naked Can Help With Weight Loss. Stripping off the layers before bed can also help you strip off some of those extra pounds! As you sleep your metabolism revs up – which is why people often feel skinnier when they wake up in the morning. Because sleeping naked leads to a more fitful sleep, it’ll also lead to an improved metabolism. Furthermore, keeping your body cooler also contributes to an increased metabolism, and logic dictates that the fewer clothes you’re wearing, the cooler your going to feel.
You’ll Be More Attractive. Apparently, the warmer your body gets while you sleep, the less anti-aging hormones your body produces. Overheating your body slows the release of melatonin and growth hormones, which are responsible for restoring your hair and skin. Sleeping in fewer layers will help your body maintain a healthier temperature, keeping you cool but not too cold, and as a result your body will produce more melatonin and growth hormones. This leads to you waking up with clearer skin, lusher hair, and a very attractive glow.
You Can Improve Your Reproductive Health. It’s good to give your private bits some air, no matter your gender! Women, going without undies for a night can actually prevent yeast infections. Men, sleeping nude actually keeps your testes at a lower temp, which will not only increase your sperm count, but it’ll improve the overall quality of your sperm as well.
You’ll be Less Stressed. Sleeping naked, as we’ve discussed, boosts the release of oxytocin in the body, and, as aforementioned, oxytocin is the feel-good hormone. Credited with orgasm and your body’s overall sexual responsiveness, oxytocin does a lot to make your body, and your mind, happy, and because of that it assists in stress relief and combating depression. So, as you can imagine, it’s a good idea to keep your oxytocin levels high.
You’ll Get a Better Night’s Sleep Overall. Insomnia can actually be brought about by poor body temperature regulation at night. But how does one help their body regulate temperature while they sleep? Short answer: you sleep naked! Your body prefers to be cooler while you sleep, so by lowering your skin temperature, you allow your core body temperature to better regulate and adjust itself to where it should be. In doing this, you can achieve a deeper more fitful sleep, thus allowing you to get a better night’s sleep overall.
Sleeping Naked Means More Sex. It only makes sense that the more time you spend without your clothes on, the more sex you’ll be having. However, there is an actual, scientific reason behind this. Sleeping naked means you and your partner will have more skin-on-skin contact, with promotes a deeper sense of intimacy while also triggering the release of oxytocin – orgasm hormone, remember? With more oxytocin floating through your bloodstream, you feel more relaxed and closer to your partner, a combination that can only lead to one thing: sex. In fact, a survey conducted by Cotton USA uncovered that couples you sleep naked together and usually happier than those wearing flannel to bed.