Sleeping well is crucial to maintaining optimum health. Sleep is an important biological function essential for life. As we slumber many vital functions occur that help the body to physically recover, repair and support brain development, body metabolism and cardiac function in addition to improving memory and mood.
Sleeping naked has been proven to provide more benefits than sleeping in clothes. In fact sleeping in the nude has many physical and psychological advantages.
8 Reasons Why Sleeping Naked is Healthier
- Improves Sleep
Some studies have found that people who sleep naked enjoy better sleep than those who sleep in clothes. Our body temperature naturally decreases at night and if you are wearing clothes it can disrupt this natural cycle. This can result in tossing and turning which stimulate irregular sleep patterns which can culminate into a bad nights sleep. However, if you sleep a la nude, sleep quality will be improved and you should be able to sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed. A study conducted by The Journal of Gerontology that studied sleep patterns and their effects highlighted the strong connection between sleep and stress levels. Therefore it is vitally important that we sleep well to keep our stress levels under control.
2. Increases Energy Levels
Enjoying a good nights sleep will boost your energy levels for the entire following day enabling you to achieve more.
3. Helps the Skin to Repair
If you sleep naked you enable the skin to repair itself more efficiently as the sebaceous glands will be able to work at full capacity as they will not be hindered by clothing. Your skin will be open and accessible and able to absorb nutrients more efficiently. As a result of this process your body’s metabolic rate will improve.
4. Pain Reduction
Sleeping naked stimulates circulation which in turn can help reduce. pain, predominately felt in the abdominal region. Less pain will make you more comfortable and more likely to enjoy a good nights rest.
5. Helps to Maintain Female Reproductive Health
Sleeping without underwear is thought to keep the vagina healthy. Wearing underwear that is too tight can increase a woman’s risk of developing a yeast infection so many gynecologists have recommended that if possible women should abstain from panties when they go under the sheets at night.
6. Helps Men Retain Their Fertility
A study from the Journal of Andrology, found that the type of underwear a man adorns can have huge ramifications on sperm count and fertility. Men should abstain from tight underwear overall and at night ditch it to maintain an ideal temperature that doesn’t inhibit their chances of reproduction.
7. Hinders Weight Gain
A review published by the Obesity Society showed that there were indeed many studies linking the relationship between poor sleep to weight gain. Letting it all hang out before you jump into bed could be a great boost to any weight loss efforts by helping to achieve a good nights sleep with an optimum seven to nine hours which helps to correlate into a healthier weight.
8. Can Increase Intimate Liaisons Your Partner
Craving some more loving from your bed sharing partner? A study conducted by Frontiers in Psychology measured the effects of skin-on-skin contact between adults. They found that “oxytocin is released in response to low-intensity stimulation of the skin, eg… touch, stroking.” This determines that sleeping nude with your partner could help increase skin contact which would then produce a higher oxytocin release than clothed embracing.
So before you jump under the sheets, remove your clothes and start benefitting from the health benefits of being naked and enjoy optimal sleep. Sweet Dreams.