Have you ever considered sleeping nude? Well if you haven’t consider the benefits listed below before you totally discount the idea of sleeping nude. Personally, I sleep nude and enjoy it for many of the reasons listed below.
1. It is easier
When you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, things start to get easier. You don’t have to buy pajamas, which can save you money. You have less clothes to wash and less clothes to put away. You may have to clean your bed sheets more often, but not nearly as often as you’d have to wash your pajamas when you run out.
2. It can make you feel happier and more free.
Just imagine the feeling of laying in bed naked. You’re free of your pants and underwear. Women, you’re not wearing a constrictive bra. It’s just you sandwiched between two cool sheets. The feeling just makes you want to smile and it makes you feel more free. Everyone can use that kind of good feeling every now and then, and it may even help you be happier as a person.
3. Skin-on-skin contact is best.
If you’re married, or living with your significant other, sleeping naked gives a greater chance of skin-on-skin contact, especially when it comes to cuddling. This kind of contact can also lead to a more active sex life. All of this releases copious amounts of oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your significant other.
4. It could lead to better sleep.
Let’s revisit the scenario I described above. There are no drawstrings or clothes getting tangled in sheets. You don’t have to worry about shirts getting twisted. All of these distractions go away when you sleep naked and it may help you get better, deeper sleep. You don’t need science to tell you that better, deeper sleep only helps you be healthier.
5. Helps your skin.
For once your body gets to breathe. Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.
6. Helps you regulate your cortisol.
Cortisol is a very strange chemical in the body but it can do a lot of damage. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things. Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.
7. Balances your melatonin and growth hormone.
Continuing along that same vein, keeping your sleeping environment below 70 degrees (F) every night can help your body regulate its melatonin and growth hormone levels. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep in clothes, your body heats up and prevents effective use of these hormones. In other words, sleeping with clothes on makes you grow old faster.
8. It can keep your sex organs happier.
For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions. When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.
9. Sleeping in the summer is more bearable.
Summertime is a tricky time to get good sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, then you may find your bedroom a bit stuffy at night. Shedding those bedtime clothes can help the bedroom feel more comfortable. You may even be able to turn the A/C off on those cooler nights, which can save you a few bucks on your electricity bill. Don’t wake up drenched in sweat again because your thermostat is downstairs and the hot air expands up to your bedroom where the thermostat can’t read the warm temperatures.
10. Pyjamas are overrated anyways.
How much, on average, do you spend on a single set of pyjamas? £20-£40? More? And how often you wash them? Now think to yourself ‘imagine how much money/time I could save by not wearing PJs?’
Revolutionary, huh? We thought so too.
11. Drift into a deeper sleep.
Did you know that certain types of insomnia are associated with the faulty regulation of body temperature? The Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute reports that this not only affects your sleep cycle, but also inhibits you from drifting into a deep sleep.
Sleeping naked helps to regulate body temperature (so you don’t overheat – there’s nothing worse than waking up a sweaty mess) meaning you’ll be sleeping like a log in no time.
12. You’ll feel liberated
Lying there on your bed, wearing nothing but air, feeling free. What could be better?
13. Boost self esteem
If you have body confidence issues then sleeping naked might just help you learn to love yourself. Start to become accustomed to how you look by sleeping without bed clothes each evening. Over time, you should become used to how your body looks without clothes, and hey, you might even learn to love how good you look. Just give it a try!
14. Don’t be a sloth
Another perk of sleeping naked is that once you’re awake, you’re more inclined to get dressed for the day ahead rather than slobbing around in your PJs. Goodbye sloth, hello human being. Yay!