9 Benefits of sleeping in the nude
Sleeping in the buff with your partner definitely has its perks—like getting to snuggle against their warm naked body. But that's not the only upside of going to bed in your birthday suit. In fact, whether you sleep alone or with your significant other, snoozing in the nude can improve your health and sex life. Here are all the reasons you should start sleeping naked tonight.
1. You'll fall asleep faster
According to the Sleep Foundation, the amount of time it takes you to go from being fully awake to fast asleep has a direct impact on your sleep satisfaction. Surprise, surprise, staring at the ceiling and counting sheep is nobody’s idea of a good time. A key way to fall asleep faster is lowering your body temperature. Falling temperatures signal to your body that it’s time for sleep, and one simple way to do this is by ditching your clothing and going to bed in the nude.
2. You'll sleep better
Decreasing your body temperature not only helps you fall asleep faster, it also helps you sleep more deeply and soundly. And, in case you didn't know, your body temperature changes frequently throughout the night, meaning it’s easier to just start out completely naked. This enables you to control your temperature with blankets rather than risk disrupting your sleep by having to remove layer after layer of clothing.
3. You'll improve your relationship
People who snooze in the nude are more likely to report being happy with their relationship, while this isn't exactly a scientific study, it does make sense that naked cuddling could boost overall relationship satisfaction. Skin-to-skin contact releases the soothing chemical Oxycontin, which has a positive impact on fuelling intimacy between partners.
4. You'll reduce stress and anxiety
The Oxycontin that’s released through skin-to-skin contact also has an effect on stress reduction. While this doesn’t apply to individuals sleeping alone, the simple act of removing your clothing prior to getting into bed can be stress-relieving for some couples. The more relaxed you are going into your sleep environment, the better your chances are of getting a good nights deep sleep. Deep sleep means your body produces less cortisol (the stress hormone). Stress affects many of your bodily systems, so reducing it can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack. It’s also pretty obvious people who are less stressed have happier relationships and better sex lives.
5. You'll have more sex
There's nothing like some skin-on-skin action between the sheets to get your sex juices flowing getting you horny and ready for action. It’s pretty safe to say your chances of getting lucky and having sex increase if you sleep naked. And while more sex doesn’t necessarily translate to better sex, practice does make perfect…
6. You'll improve your vaginal or penis health
Sleeping naked gives your penis or vagina a chance to breathe and may contribute to its general health. It’s also known that tight-fitting and sweaty underwear can up your chances of getting a yeast infection since yeast typically grows in warm, moist environments. When it comes to your overall sexual health, there's no better place to start than with your vaginal health. Tight fitting sweaty underwear can also reduce fertility in mean and reduce your swimmers, don’t get your balls tangled in your underwear while you sleep!
7. You may lose weight
Remember sleeping in the buff helps decrease your body temperature, which, in turn, promotes deep sleep. The more deep sleep you get, the better your chances are of losing weight. Another way snoozing nude can keep you from putting on the pounds? Is being a little colder at night you’re forcing your body to expend more energy to keep itself warm, thereby boosting your ability to burn calories.
8. You'll look younger
Hey, it’s not called getting your beauty sleep for nothing. One secret to getting your beauty rest may be sleeping nude. That's because deep sleep is essential for the secretion of human growth hormone. This hormone is vital when it comes to fighting off infection, recovering from the rigors of the day, and staying young.
9. You'll boost your self-esteem
Sleeping naked is a great way to feel more comfortable in your skin (literally) and build confidence in the process. One study concluded that spending a portion of your day naked could improve your body image and self-esteem. Confidence doesn’t just make you happier— it’s the foundation of success in all areas of life.