Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night. Getting the right amount of sleep has an untold number of health benefits and not getting enough sleep is a serious problem in many countries around the world. Did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked? Here are some benefits of sleeping in the nude:
(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 )Boost Oxytocin Levels
Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone produced by the body that has all sorts of positive benefits, including combating stress, depression and high blood pressure. Skin-to-skin contact with a partner from sleeping naked can boost the production of oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’, which gives you access to its host of health benefits, as well as making you feel closer to your partner.
(3 ) Anti-Ageing Properties
Believe it or not, sleeping naked can actually help you age more slowly. If your body is too warm (above around 21 degrees), when you sleep this can prevent the release of melatonin and growth hormones, which are important for keeping you looking as fresh and youthful as possible. Sleeping naked can help keep your body temperature low enough to produce these hormones, and keep those wrinkles at bay.
These growth hormones also help promote bone density, build muscle, repair tissue, lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and promote a healthy weight.
(4) It Can Build Self-Confidence
Sleeping naked could help you become happier with the way you look. It may help you build self-confidence no matter how you look, particularly if you have a partner who sleeps naked with you. You may be reluctant at first, but give it a go and it won’t be long before you don’t care about what you look like naked.
(5) It Can Help Keep You Slim
When our bodies start to cool during the night, our levels of cortisol also decrease, and if we don’t get enough sleep, or our body temperature is too high to let those cortisol levels drop, then we could wake up with too much cortisol in our body. Having too much cortisol can make us want to snack, particularly on comfort food, which – of course – is not good for our waistlines.
(6) Benefits of Sleeping Naked With Your Partner
Taking away the barrier of clothes is an easy way to boost your love life, and it is likely that you will find yourselves having more ‘intimate moments’ together. This is a great boost for your relationship and can further boost your oxytocin levels, as mentioned earlier.
(7) Skin-On-Skin Contact Is The 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.