What do you sleep in? Do you wear underwear? Full on pajamas? Are you more of a lingerie type? What about sleeping naked? It has been proven that sleeping naked has many benefits to your health, your sex life and your life overall. Here are some reasons why you should sleep in the nude.
Pajamas can get all tied up and twisted and it’s super uncomfortable. You’ll toss and turn and wake up with your pants hiked up or even pulled down. How many times have you woken up and your shirt is strangling you? It’s no fun! But if you’re nekked, nothing can get in the way of a good night’s sleep.
Think about your naked body wrapped in some clean sheets. It feels good doesn’t it? It’s feels light and free and puts a smile on your face right? You are not even in bed yet and it already feels amazing.
If you sleep next to a partner every night, some skin to skin contact can be extremely beneficial to your relationship. Whether you cuddle all night or just have one arm touching somewhere on their body, this contact will lead to more sex which allows the release of oxytocin. Oxytocin is the neurotransmitter that makes you feel good and helps you think great thoughts.
Do you get off of work, come home and get in your pajamas right away and lounge? Do you stay in your PJs all weekend? This kind of comfort will lead you to live a sedentary life. Sleeping naked will keep you in regular clothes for longer after work and will force you to put clothes on when you get up in the morning. This will eventually force you to get out of the house and move around more overall.
Cortisol is a hormone that can have some negative effects on your body. When people sleep in warmer temperatures their cortisol levels stay high even after they wake up. Higher levels of cortisol can lead to junk food cravings and weight gain. Sleeping naked will keep your body temperature down and will help keep those levels nice and neutral.
Sleep naked and let that body breathe! Sleep is good for you to recharge, but it is also a chance for your feet, underarms, armpits and private parts to unwind from a day of being constricted. Sleeping naked can also lower the risk of skin diseases and athlete’s foot.
8. It Helps Balance Your Melatonin And Growth Hormones
If you can keep your sleeping environment to 70 degrees at night it can help your body regulate hormones like growth hormones and melatonin. This can prevent aging, help you get a better night’s rest and it’s good for your health in general. Wearing PJs will keep your body too warm and could prevent these hormones from being effective
Ladies, sleeping naked in cooler temperatures and with less clothing can prevent yeast infections. Gentlemen, sleeping in the nude will allow your testes to stay at cooler temperatures. Cooler temperatures could even improve your sperm count!
Do you have a body image disorder? Do you hate the way your body looks? Sleeping naked can help you improve your self-esteem overall. Take off those PJs and look in the mirror before your jump in bed. After time, you will be so used to how you look without clothes on, that it could allow you to become so much more comfortable with your body.
If that elastic band around your waist is cutting off your circulation, that is no bueno! Do you ever wake up and your arm is asleep because your sleeves are too tight? Take it off and let that blood flow!
Sleeping in the nude is just easier. You don’t have to worry about what you are going to wear to sleep. You won’t be concerned about running out of PJs. You also won’t have to do laundry as often because you’ll have less clothes to wash.
Sleeping naked can save you time and money. You’ll spend less on clothes because you will never need to buy more pajamas. You can also use less AC in summer months and rely on a fan instead. And because you are washing clothes less often, you can save on your electricity bill.
Remember when we talked about cortisol? According to sleep expert Neil Robinson,“sleeping naked helps to decrease cortisol, increases the growth hormone and balances melatonin, all of which work to reduce stress levels.”
High levels of cortisol can make you anxious as well. So sleep naked and live a happier, healthier and better life.