Sleeping naked is something that fewer than one-third of all people do. Maybe it is the comfort of having a layer of protection, or maybe they just don’t know the powers of sleeping naked.
That’s right: sleeping naked is beneficial for your health. However, not many people know it. In this article, you’ll learn a few reasons why sleeping naked can have great health benefits.
1: IT REGULATES YOUR TEMPERATURE
You’ve likely gone to bed to wake up either freezing cold or sweating from the heat. Sleeping naked can help regulate these temperatures by allowing your body to engage in its natural heat regulation process.
The average, healthy body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Excessive clothing can make your body heat higher. When you go to sleep, your body temperature drops. It’s very important to keep your body cool as you sleep. It keeps your brain from working too hard during sleep (which is a restorative session for the brain)!
2: REDUCED UTILITY BILL COSTS
It’s hard to think that sleeping naked would make a financial impact, but it does! As previously mentioned, your body can regulate its temperature on its own. When you sleep naked, your body is able to change your temperature to keep your comfortable.
This means that you’ll have to rely on your man-made thermostat less frequently, undoubtedly saving you a huge chunk of cash when the utility bill comes in the mail.
3: YOUR PRIVATE PARTS WILL THANK YOU
Aside from covering up your entire body, you likely wear undergarments when sleeping. These undergarments do the same sort of thing: hold in heat. Letting your private parts get some air is the best way to avoid bacterial infections, as underwear often traps moisture and causes more problems than not.
Additionally, fertility rates can increase for men who sleep in the nude. Men who slept without underwear, during a recent study of 500 couples, had better-quality sperm that showed 25 percent less genetic damage than the men who did wear underwear to bed.
4: MAKES BODY RESTORATION EASIER
When you sleep, your brain sends signals throughout your body to repair different areas that need attention. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is usually released during sleep. Wearing heavier fabrics on top of your skin can actually cause issues with the release of HGH.
Since HGH is responsible for burning body fat, repairing tissue, and strengthening nails and hair, sleeping nude could definitely do anyone some good!
5: BETTER SEX LIFE
We’ll keep this one short! When you sleep naked next to your partner, oxytocin is released. Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the hypothalamus section of the brain. It is used for social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and more.
When you sleep naked with your partner, you increase the likelihood of intimacy. You also create a special bond with your partner that won’t easily be broken.
6: LESS TIME FOR LOUNGING
It’s no secret that comfy clothes can lead to laziness. At least once in your life, you’ve probably woken up and stayed in your pajamas all day. You probably could have used the hours of that day to your advantage, but you were already comfortable.
While it may be OK to waste away a day or so here and there, you can be more productive by simply sleeping naked. Why? Because, after waking up from a night in the nude, you’ll have to take time to get dressed. This will put you on the right path to a productive day.
7: KEEP AWAY CRAVINGS
Midnight snackers who are wondering why they wake up to go to the fridge, listen up! The reason you have a hefty appetite around your sleeping hours is because of a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol helps to control your blood sugar levels and regulate your metabolism. When you drift off to sleep, melatonin (a sleep hormone), is released by your body. During this time, your cortisol is somewhat low. However, when you wake up, your body spikes your cortisol levels.
If you are being awoken at night and you head to the fridge, it is because your cortisol levels have spiked. A lot of people wake up in the middle of the night because they get too hot or too cold. However, sleeping naked solves this and, therefore, solves the appetite issue.
8: YOU’LL BE MORE FOCUSED
Nothing is more frustrating that being unfocused when you need to be focused. Most people need a high level of concentration at their jobs or in their classrooms. However, waking up at night because your body temperature is off can cause focus to decline.
The same hormone that was just discussed, cortisol, is integral in processes that have to do with memory. Other hormones are also excreted during sleep to help with memory, cognitive functioning, memory processing, and mood regulation.
Waking up suddenly because of your body temperature can interrupt these processes and can leave you with brain fog the next day. To solve this issue, simply sleep nude! You will be much cooler and you won’t be jolted away because of your body temperature.
9: YOU’LL BE MORE CONFIDENT
Lastly, confidence is a great reason to sleep naked. Some people don’t try to sleep naked simply because they feel embarrassed or don’t feel comfortable in their own bodies. However, sleeping naked will allow you to bond with yourself intimately. The more you see and accept your body, the more confident you will be.
Confidence can help you in many areas of your life including your relationships, your job, your hobbies, and your passions. Sleep naked for a week and take time to appreciate your body and the amazing things it can do when it gets a little air!
These are only a few of the many reasons why sleeping naked is beneficial for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. Ditch your pajamas next time you sleep and notice how different the experience is for your health.